Happy GNU Year

This isn’t a New Year’s Resolution, but I’d like to do more with open source software this year.

Please note that I have no ideological objection to closed source, proprietary software. None whatsoever. In fact, I kinda like it. But I also like the idea of some software being wide open.

So this year, I want to use more open source software. I’m already in the process of switching to NeoOffice/OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office, and I have to report that it’s going extremely well. And, at least on my Windows machines, I already use Firefox almost exclusively (I still use Safari on my Macs).

I’d also like to contribute some software this year. I have some ideas for some classes and modules I can release for other REALbasic developers, but there’s also one big project I’d really like to open source. I won’t mention its name, but you can probably guess what it is. 🙂

Hint: It’s not Tangelo, and it’s not currently for sale. As much as I’d like to, I really can’t be more specific until I talk to some other people, though.

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