My Tweets of the Winter 2011-2012: Open Source

By Marten Mickos | May 11, 2012

Here is a summary of my tweets about open source from the previous months.

This is my previous tweet summary for Fall 2011. And, of course, feel free to follow my tweets in real time at http://twitter.com/#!/martenmickos


April

"Scarcity is the enemy of serendipity" - thoughtful piece on Burning Man dilemmas by @jessbruder http://nyti.ms/HJjLBb via @brown2020

March

Awesome dinner w/ former MySQL execs http://lockerz.com/s/196629110

Congrats Jim & team! Red Hat first open source company to top $1bn a year http://read.bi/GZ3PPT

One of the most advanced MySQL users in the world attracts some of the most advanced MySQL experts http://bit.ly/H7jlT8

Inspiring blog post on freedom by JP Rangaswami http://t.co/hnmeGvuH

Freedom without fragmentation in ecosystems with common APIs

I'm glad you keep saying it! RT @evanpro I'm getting kind of tired of saying "Free and Open Source Software".

Linus Torvalds - king of geeks and dad of 3 http://t.co/gmkOZiq520 Mar 2012

Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing are becoming more sophisticated http://economist.com/node/21550295 - go Iron Sky!

Hooray for open source! Alfresco at 5.6m users and $100m in revenues. http://t.co/Ah4W23v4 via @mjasay

RT @sogrady: new post | "Community Metrics: Comparing Chef and Puppet": http://monk.ly/y61Hj1

RT @rossmason Some of the really important contributions to an OS project is not code. Projects always have coders, lack in other areas

Great list of ways you can contribute to open source even if you don't write the most amazing code http://shar.es/pnkqW

Open APIs are the new open source http://t.co/tW9gHTKj via @mjasay

Great interview with Jim Whitehurst of Red Hat on innovation and company culture (NYT) http://nyti.ms/wb6ESk

RT ‏ @pvesterbacka Listening to Timo and the crew talking Star Wreck, Iron Sky and Wreckamovie at #sxsw (@ SXSW Interactive Festival) http://4sq.com/y8IF0X

Vuorensola on Star Wreck and Iron Sky at #SXSW http://bit.ly/yyO3yN - fantastic community driven film creation

Open source cars are here - "the people in our community are everyday Henry Fords" http://bit.ly/wKbWk9

Open source QA: You too can write a Eucalyptus cloud test with Eutester http://bit.ly/xRfOVw

February

Memories: 4 yrs ago MySQL ditched IPO plans in favor of joining Sun to create the leading open source vendor http://bit.ly/wHPJzQ

Forbes: is crowdsourcing the future of film? http://onforb.es/zMllT3 - go Iron Sky!

Open APIs are the new Open Source http://bit.ly/xdl9sA - so true

Open source brings endless possibilities. Here is Protei - a sailing drone that collects oil spills http://bit.ly/fH6SmU

Great to see a company running on MySQL be worth up to $100 billion http://nyti.ms/z3cuwW

January

Every tech company must have an open source strategy - even Microsoft http://bit.ly/yxrq4P - great article in Wired via @mjasay

Open data - 5bn web pages of it. Go Common Crawl! http://bit.ly/wCfSZE via @peteskomoroch

signed the petition against PIPA and SOPA http://google.com/takeaction/

HBase, Node.js, nginx, Hadoop and Rails the top open source gainers in 2011 according to OpenLogc http://bit.ly/yWdkor DECEMBER Open APIs: the new open source, and potentially much more powerful to building businesses at scale http://bit.ly/t8evF6

Open vs. closed-source for a start-up - discussion on Slashdot http://bit.ly/sRUSdl

Great move by Meg Whitman to open source webOS http://dthin.gs/rCoYYw - "you're a start-up now, with HP as the first VC"

All giving is asking, and all asking is an asking for love. - Sigmund Freud - - sounds like Freud knew open source

Facebook runs on MySQL, and their MySQL team rocks - simply rocks http://dlvr.it/zJ7QR

Mårten Mickos

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