Monthly Archive for April, 2007

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Flickr 100K

This afternoon my Flickr stream hit 100,000 views. In honor of that occasion, here’s the photo that was at the end of the stream:

Strobe lit Daffodil

Congrats to Strobist!

It’s the Strobist blog’s first birthday! Congratulations to the awesome David Hobby, and my thanks for completely changing my understanding of flash photography and lighting.

Open Source does not imply dictatorship

From Dave Winer’s piece on The theory of Twitter

In open source communities they call the imbalance a benevolent dictatorship. Far from being a perfect democracy some people imagine open source to be, actually a project sinks or swims based on how good the central decision-maker is. Again, people complain about the A-list, but that’s okay, work gets done over the objections.

Well, not all open source projects are dictatorships. Apache, Eclipse, and Subversion are examples of prominent open source projects whose governance model is not a dictatorship.