Bueno, la semana pasada realmente tuve una de esas semanas con openSUSE. Decidí alejarme del proyecto en cierta forma, mas no completamente.
Luego de un par de correos con la gente en Novell, y una que otra conversación por IM, decidí volver a mi ritmo anterior, pero con nuevas energias y nuevos objetivos. No hay por diligencia que la que se deja sin hacer y peor, a la mitad.
Today I had a brief chat with my friend Pedro Villavicencio, and I spoke about how I feel now that I’m much more involved in the open source community, and how freaking great it feels to give it back. I mean, if I am using linux (and no longer windowns on my notebook, kind of dictator here because my girlfriend has no choice =P, and I feel fine) and all these really well designed tools for free, so I question what can I do for the guys that have worked so hard to make it happen?
There are some roads I can take, and so far I have chosen just two of them: translation and marketing. I am damn good at the first one, as for the second one let’s say I’m not really bright but still it’s a good thing to share points of view with the rest of the team.
Most of us contribute for the joy of it. In most cases no money behind. What’s really behind our work is a lot of feedback, our time, and the will to make our resources better day after day. Each one of us in the open source community is good (to say the least) because we are here with specific interests and do the best we can. We are not to make money, we are to make the best piece of software in the world and for today I have not heard anyone to prove me wrong on that.
I am a proud linux user and I am in this for the love of it. There is nothing compared to sharing my knowledge, which will ever be there so I ain’t affaid of someone taking it away. Like Pedro said, if one day I have the chance to work for an open source compay, that would great! but the road might be long, you never know.
“The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it.”
- Linus Torvalds.
It’s like ridiculous. I have seen alot of people still using that m$ messenger, full of anoying advertisement, viruses, stupid emoticons and sounds, and an email inbox that saves all kind of spam (ain’t the live emails spam?), it seems in ten year things have ot changed at all, but at least the question “do you have msn” is fading away, or I just care less.
Nowadays we have fabulous Google Talk (some great phones like Blackberry can run it), great Pidgin, and the clone aMSN that is so much like the m$ messenger, and even Kopete has been running natively under Windowns…but no, they have to have it.
So I hope next time you need an IM, think it twice and take a look around, you do have choice!.