A lot of the open source projects I really dig are things like Syllable OS, a non-Linux-based attempt to create a 'best practices' open source desktop operating system, and Uzebox, a really cool 'retro-minimalist' games console based on open source hardware.
On 5 November I joined a large crowd of other Sydneysiders at the Occupy Sydney protest. As at many other protests over the last half decade, the crowd was full of people either documenting the protest by filming and taking photographs or tweeting.
It's the resignation that has sent shockwaves through geekdom. A tragic loss of someone who was a real pioneer in his field -- I mean sure, he's still kicking but he's stepped down from the role that's made him famous.
There are people who think software development is devoid of creativity. Of course, anyone who has even a passing interest in development, or, say has ever found him- or herself having a late night chat in a disreputable Sydney pub with a Drupal/Node.js developer, knows that this is untrue.
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