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Interview: Kristen Carlson Accardi

Interview: Kristen Carlson Accardi

Posted Jul 24, 2008 19:51 UTC (Thu) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047)
Parent article: Interview: Kristen Carlson Accardi

This is a really cool phenomenon; the "hey, let's do our own thing that addresses the needs we
aren't getting met at other people's things" idea seems to be a driving force in open source.
And this sort of community organizing is very valuable.  Kudos to Ms Accardi and company!


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Interview: Kristen Carlson Accardi

Posted Jul 24, 2008 20:33 UTC (Thu) by allesfresser (subscriber, #216) [Link]

> the "hey, let's do our own thing that addresses the needs we
aren't getting met at other people's things" idea

It would seem to me that this *is* the idea of free software, not just a driving force.  It's
the right and power to address your own needs without needing to go begging at a proprietary
vendor's door.

Interview: Kristen Carlson Accardi

Posted Jul 24, 2008 20:48 UTC (Thu) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047) [Link]

Well, yes.  It's just nifty to see it done in a context other than programming, as well.

Interview: Kristen Carlson Accardi

Posted Jul 25, 2008 3:26 UTC (Fri) by pabs (subscriber, #43278) [Link]

Another context that uses it as a driving force: http://indymedia.org

Interview: Kristen Carlson Accardi

Posted Jul 25, 2008 7:05 UTC (Fri) by jamesh (guest, #1159) [Link]

Many of the popular community driven conferences got their start that way (e.g.
linux.conf.au).

Interview: Kristen Carlson Accardi

Posted Jul 31, 2008 0:28 UTC (Thu) by dberkholz (guest, #23346) [Link]

I may end up starting an OSS conference back in the Midwest once I move away from Portland,
since I don't know of any good ones there yet. Does anyone else?


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