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+ - The Most Powerful Voices in Open Source->

Submitted by mmaney
mmaney (1083331) writes "MindTouch just released a formula-based ranking of the most powerful voices in open source. Way out in front uncontested is Tim O’Reilly. Some big names with high visibility but lower clout include Open source notables like Zack Urlocker, Jim Zemlin, Matt Aslett, Paula Hunter, Steve Purkiss and Savio Rodriguez. Leo Laporte didn’t make the list (due to it not being his primary focus) while his FLOSS Weekly compadres Randal L. Schwartz and Jono Bacon did. Only six women made the top 50."
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+ - Sony Pictures CEO Thinks The 'Net Wasn't Worth It-> 2

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rossturk writes "Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, said "I'm a guy who doesn't see anything good having come from the Internet, period." Why? Because people "feel entitled" to have what they want when they want it, and if they can't get it for free, "they'll steal it." It's become customary to expect a somewhat limited perspective on things from old-world entertainment companies, but his inability to acknowledge that the Internet has changed everything makes me think he's a very confused man. Is this when we all give up hope that companies like Sony Pictures can adapt? Will we look back on this as one of the defining moments when the industrialized entertainment industry lost touch for good?"
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Comment: Re:Please tell me you're joking... (Score 2, Insightful) 108

by rossturk (#24418859) Attached to: Getting Inked for Tux at OSCON

I got my tux tattoo about 8 years ago, and had it touched up with the rest of these folks (actually, earlier on in the day because I had to MC the party.)

I think it's still as timely now as it was when I got it, and I think that if 30 years go by I'll always remember how important Linux was to me during this time in my life. If it weren't for my exposure to Linux, I probably wouldn't have become a sysadmin when I was a kid, I probably wouldn't have become a developer in my twenties, and I wouldn't be the community manager for today. I hardly think that's a narrow focus.


+ - Help Choose the Best Projects on

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rossturk writes "It's time to choose this year's Community Choice Awards winners. There's a little more than a week left to vote for your favorite open source projects in eleven categories. Winners will be announced at the CCA party during OSCON in Portland, and there's still some room left (RSVP, please) if you want to attend. CCA winners from last year include Gaim (now Pidgin), Azureus, phpMyAdmin, and XBMC. Who should win this year? Up to you."

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.