Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Linux Kernel Development: The Paper
This week, a paper I worked on with noted Kernel developers Greg KH and Jon Corbet was published by the Linux Foundation (my employer.) It analyzes who actually writes the crazy little thing called Linux and who pays those people to do so. I was lucky enough Greg and Jon let me tag along for the ride, but I'm happy that it was my idea to expand this to a more general audience. It's generated a lot of good press for Linux.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I love it when . . .
I can call out CEOs of public companies with my work blog. ;-)
Now if only we had salary parity . . .
Sun formally completed its acquisition of MySQL on Tuesday. I was fortunate to spend 15 minutes on the phone with Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun, after the press conference.
The Linux Foundation's Amanda McPherson recently called you out over Sun's continued push for Solaris despite Linux's rise. Why aren't you giving up?
We're a for-profit company, one that is investing billions of dollars into open-source software development. In order for us to be able to do so, we need to focus on the products and services that our customers want. For us, this means OpenSolaris.
One of the great things about the open-source community is that it represents a diversity of voices and interests. It's not a monoculture. If the Linux Foundation wants to become the Open Source Foundation, I'd be very supportive of that. Until that point, however, there's real value in Sun continuing to develop and support Solaris as a valuable member of the open-source ecosystem.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Attention Baby Panda Lovers or What Has Become of Me?
When I was in high school I fancied myself a cynical philosopher-type, wearing black and squinting through the smoke as I counted down the hours until I could escape my small town. I thought I held the dubious distinction of being the most dangerous girl in AP English at Lodi High. During those boring class days, I used to make fun of a class of girls I called "Teddy Bear Sweatshirts." These were smart, good girls who stayed home on Saturday nights with other Teddy Bear Sweatshirts plotting their eventual emergence into the dating world. I pitied these poor girls for their naive focus on cuteness while I was out "living" with bad boys with bad habits.
At the time I thought I was quite different than these girls. But much time has past. This week I find myself obsessed with baby panda Zhen Zhen, the newest edition to the San Diego zoo.
Look, there is a lot of bad news in the world right now. The assassination of Benizir Bhutto. The fatal tiger attack at the SF Zoo. The fall of both the stock and housing market, causing distressing drops in networth. Is it a crime if I find solace in a cute little baby panda? If I find myself constantly watching the baby panda cam waiting for the clear shots of Zhen eating or climbing trees? Is there anything wrong with changing my computer wall paper to various baby panda snap shots showing off Zhen's outrageous cuteness?
Perhaps I have changed. I don't need to read philosophy any more. I don't go out with bad boys. I don't cause trouble. Am I just getting old or more mature? One thing is for sure, that chubby little baby panda really likes bamboo. Would anyone like to order me a sweatshirt? Saturday night is coming up and I need to something to wear.