Archive for Tag ‘Open Source‘

GitHub on Licensing

Via Simon Phipps comes news that Github has taken some steps to address the “post open source” issue first labelled by James Monk (@monkchips) in this tweet:

The problem, of course, is that if you commit to Github without specifying a license, what this really means is that you get “all rights reserved.” People forking your code and working with it, or using it in their projects, are opening themselves up to legal risk.

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OSCON Live Videos

Next week it’s the fifteenth annual O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, OR.

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Although I won’t be able to make it in person this year, the keynotes from OSCON will be livestreamed next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (July 24th, 25th, and 26th). Check out the schedule remembering these are pacific time. Hopefully I can catch at least some of these around lunch time on the east coast – though I believe they’ll be available after the fact as well.

Though they’ll all be interesting, I’m especially hoping to see:

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WordPress talks at CMS Expo

Last year I spoke at CMS Expo in Chicago about Busting Web Experience Management Myths. But while covering the event for the CMS Myth, I noticed that WordPress was visibly absent from the Showcase.

In part this led me to give a talk at WordCamp Boston on Why the @##!@ isn’t WordPress a CMS?.

This year, the fine folks at CMS Expo have added WordPress to the CMS Showcase, and will have a full track of WordPress-related talks.

The WordPress track includes:
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YouTube Downloader and Feed Parser

So I decided to spend a bit of time over the holidays scratching an itch and writing some PHP code. The result is a new open source project: YouTube Downloader.

Its main purpose, for me, was to enable me to subscribe to a user’s YouTube videos as a podcast, and have the episodes downloaded in Downcast on my iPad. In the process though I also found it useful to make it usable as a form-based script, where you input a video’s ID and get a list of the available formats for download. So, the project does both.

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DrupalCampCT

Very excited to announce I’ll be giving the keynote talk at DrupalCampCT later this month (August 18th, 2012)!

I attended DrupalCampCT last year, but missed the deadline for submitting a talk. It will be held this year again in Luce Hall on the Yale campus in New Haven.

Last year’s keynote was John Zavocki, who was compelling and inspiring (and funny) and set a very high bar I hope I can live up to.

Hope to see you in New Haven in a few weeks.