Massive Cojones on Display at Oregon Convention Center (Updated With Shrinkage)

steve yegge

Via Hacker News comes this video of a fascinating talk by (former) Google staff software engineer Steve Yegge.Speaking at the annual prestige geekfest that is OSCON, the open-source software convention, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland this week, Yegge took the opportunity to quit his job in front of a live audience.There's a fair amount of technical jargon in Yegge's speech, but his main ...   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 COREY PEIN

Free as in Free Lecture

Richard Stallman Speaks at PSU Thursday


Richard Stallman is one of the more important and controversial figures in the tech and open source communities. In 1983, he started the GNU Project— an operating system wholly comprised of "free software." That's this definition of free—or, as it says: "'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer'."Since then, the free and open source world has grown into a big, important, and—somewhat ...   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Open Source Bridge: Community Builders Can Learn From Open Source Folks—Vice Versa

[We asked local tech and culture writer Ron Knox to check out Portland's Open Source Bridge, "the conference for open source citizens" this week. Here's his latest blog dispatch. —WW] In Karsten Wade's world, the community comes above all. He thinks that your world is probably much the same. Wade, a self-described "senior community gardener" for groundbreaking open source operating ...   More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Ron Knox


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