Update: this post contains mixed serious and not serious stuff which may be misleading to some. Adding some markers for readers convenience
Update 2: we know baby’s father ;-).
Apple’s always full of surprises
Apple, Podium and copyright trademark gone bad : How to make the coolest products in the mark for years and loose your dignity in 10 minutes. [serious]
Why create a community ?
Jono Bacon let slip out one of the most unfortunate statements of 2009:
Finally, irksome economic times have resulted in very real consequences for small businesses. Executives have been forced to re-assess how they can achieve their goals and ambitions with a more painful awareness of the bottom line. Multiple Marketing and Engineering people can be expensive, a lot more expensive than a Community Manager.
Ubuntu’s community manager clamorously fails at explaining the values of having a community, or opening up to a community. The intent was (probably) good, the concept expressed terribly bad. I won’t read his book .
[just making fun of Jono]
Coolest screenshot of the week
Lifehacker’s Kevin Purdy publishes a screenshots gallery of Ubuntu 9.04 beta. Amongst the boring stuff something really shines:
I like to think that was on purpouse. [not really serious]
Mono based Instant Messenger borns already orphan
Single developer launches a new Mono based instant messenger. The photos on the official website look very slick, and the website itself feels quite professional. Not your average alpha-project website.
I didn’t tried the program, but the website itself looks a bit of overkill for such a project in such early status.
I thought this could have been a project sponsored by Novell (which would make sense) but I couldn’t find any reference to them on the website. Also the footer it’s one you would expect from Firefox, rather than a single developer:
All text and image content on synapse.im, unless otherwise specified, is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States license. This does not include the Synapse name, logo, or icon. This does not include Synapse source code, which is licensed under the GPL v3 license. Website theme based on Colourise by Theme Lab and Search Marketing. Portions of this website were inspired by the Do and Banshee websites. Valid CSS and XHTML.
After a quick look to the source, and the rest of the website, I couldn’t find anything to determine whom the name, logo and icon belong to.
Madame, the baby is beautiful, may we ask who’s the father ?!.. [not ser... uhm...]
Update: Eric answered to that in the comments.