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23 Feb 2001 (updated 23 Feb 2001 at 10:21 UTC) »

In Tim O'Reilly's response to Jim Allchin's comments on "open source" software development, he links to Ontario Swine Improvement Inc.:

I was disappointed, because Allchin's comments ignored all of the reasoning behind the widespread change from the term "free software" to the term "open source." (While there is a lot of overlap between the ideals of the free software movement and the open source movement, the two are not identical.)

I'm amused that O'Reilly makes open source look like swine.

Exciting day with many interesting talks by free software ûberhackers at OSDEM (denoted FSDEM by rms).

If you get the chance to hear people like rms, wichert or Jeremy Allison sometime, I deeply recommend to attend their talks.

Returned to Oslo from Brussels tonight.

3 Feb 2001 (updated 3 Feb 2001 at 21:59 UTC) »

Arrived Brussels with Annett on Thursday.

We're attending the OSDEM (or FSDEM, that Saint IGNUcius prefers to call it).
Listened to three interesting speeches today:

Tomorrow mathieu is going to talk about bonobo and wichert on Debian.

05:10: Awaken by snow crunching vehicle.
10:03: Monday morning. Yuck.
12:01: Calculus for physical science class begins. Maple gets demonstrated on MacOS.
15:00: Move raquet - next week.
15:31: libc in SunOS 5.7 sucks.
15:35: _Really_ sucks.
16:10: Upgrade Interbase 6.0 to 6.0.1 on Debian for client.
Unsupported on-disk structure for file /opt/interbase/data1/data/Nfr.gdb; found 9, support 10
19:31: Move Slackware server to Debian GNU/Linux for client along with Ingvar.
00:27: GNOEKKA rebooted.
00:55: Left machine room.
01:45: Eat pizza.

The University of Oslo computer club PING will be hosting the Nordic University Computer Club Conference 2001 from 2001-02-16 to 2001-02-18. See the NUCCC web for details.

4 Jan 2001 (updated 4 Jan 2001 at 17:52 UTC) »

David Brownell (db) signed up today! He is the man behind the kernel USB driver for Kodak DC-2XX series digital still cameras, Java USB, and jPhoto, among other things.

einn ~ $ uname -a
SunOS einn.ifi.uio.no 5.7 Generic sun4u sparc
einn ~ $ /bin/vi foo
xterm-debian: Unknown terminal type

[Using open mode] Segmentation Fault

Signed up for OSDEM in Brussels (February 3rd-4th 2001).

5 Nov 2000 (updated 5 Nov 2000 at 19:04 UTC) »

Next week I'll be working for LinPro at some site at Frankfurt in Germany.
My flight leaves on Monday November 6th at 6:30AM from Oslo Airport.
I'm supposed to spend five days in Frankfurt and head back to Oslo on Friday afternoon.

20:05: Packing.

Went to a talk on Simula and the early history of object oriented programming given by Professor Ole-Johan Dahl at the University of Oslo this evening.

Simula was The First OOP language. It was invented at the Norwegian Computing Centre between 1962 and 1967by Kristen Nygård and Dahl, and was the first language taught at the Department of Informatics until last year (when they switched to Java).

By the way: The GNU Simula Compiler Cim (written by staff at the same Department) is based on C! The compiler and the run-time system was written in C, and the compiler produces C code, that is then passed to GCC.

Tip of the day (from Martin Baulig):

head -n xxx ChangeLog > log ; cvs ci -F log

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