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    It can’t possibly work

    Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 23:20 by Wayne Beaton
    I attended a talk on Monday morning hosted by the Ottawa SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) forum titled “The Cost, Quality, and Security of Open Source Software: Fact and Fiction”. The presenter, Khaled El Emam, who among his many varied titles is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa...
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    Life goal #129

    Friday, October 14, 2005 - 13:38 by Wayne Beaton
    I maintain an informal collection of life goals. Many of them have something to do with glass elevators, but I’ll save those for another day. Let me introduce life goal #129: to have a bug raised against me; not against code that I’ve written, but against my actual person. I...
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    Keeping track of bugzilla

    Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 11:36 by Wayne Beaton
    Here’s something that’s pretty cool… If you want to keep up with what a team’s doing, you can listen in on their bug reports (and responses to the reports). Effectively, you can listen in to the emails that result from bug reports being created and responded to. Do this, first...
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    Fire the Marketers!

    Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 16:56 by Anonymous (not verified)
    Observations On Marketing Open Source Projects On a number of occasions I have been asked for advice on how to ‘market’ an Eclipse open source project. I know there is no one secret formula but I do think there are some best practices. Here is what I often tell people...
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    Eclipse Support for OSGi R4

    Monday, October 10, 2005 - 09:36 by Anonymous (not verified)
    Tomorrow we will be issuing a press release to announce support for the OSGi R4 specification. To some people this may seem like old news, but in some ways I think the Eclipse use of the OSGi specification as the component model is a misunderstood feature of Eclipse. For those...