rant

LiMux: Geheimes Rollback, Politik und technische Schwächen

LiMux macht wieder einmal negative Presse – und momentan sieht es so aus, als ob das ehemalige Open-Source-Vorzeigeprojekt der öffentlichen Hand final beerdigt werden würde. So sehr das einerseits stört: An manchen Stellen kann ich das sogar verstehen. Offene, nutzbare Mail- oder Groupware-Clients und Linux sind kein schönes Thema, und selbst nach 20+ Jahren als Desktop-Linux-Nutzer habe ich immer noch keine Lösung gefunden, die Outlook oder neueren Mail-Clients (ganz gleich

bookmark-to-mail

Been trying for quite a while to find a reasonable way of managing a „reading list“, with requirements pretty simple: I want to remember a bunch of web resources I stumble across during the day to check them out as soon as I find some time. Tried various approaches, didn’t really enjoy any of them. Right now, my solution to this issue is both bare-bone and effective: Used to set

Social networks cleanup

Being sort of frustrated with parts of the status quo, I’m in the midsts of wiping some of my accounts registered with „alternative“ social networks such as Diaspora, Friendica or GNU Social. Not that they generally suck, but in some ways I have altogether lost time and motivation to really deal with these.

Windows 10, GNU and actual „open-ness“?

Business as usual, one could say… All along with the announcement of Microsoft Windows 10 being released, I found an FSF statement on Windows 10 in my inbox, boiling down to what I by now consider the usual statements, like outlining that privacy and personal freedom is important, that it is important to choose software that respects these aspects, and that, from this point of view, convincing your friends to

JavaScript Library Hell

After being into software development now for almost 20 years, counting in student days, these days I have to admit I spent most of this time, and especially most of my „productive“ work on the server side using Perl and Java, with Python and shell scripting always being around as tooling things but never as real first-choice languages. Through these years, also my perceptions of architecture, technology and, actually, using

SAP, open-ness and moving to Oracle?

There have been a couple of different posts in various SAP related blogs recently, as well as some responses by non-SAP(?) folks, dealing with Java technology (especially in light of the ongoing acquisition of Sun Microsoystems by Oracle), open standards and „open-ness“ in general, it seems. Looking at this through the eyes of someone who is professionally using a dedicated piece of SAP technology (its database environment SAP MaxDB), a