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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Hard times for events despite interesting topic?

Next week will take place the Profoss event on legal impact of open source licenses and despite a very interesting that should make it one of the most interesting Profoss event until now, registrations are in the low-end of what I hoped.

Is this a consequence of the economic crisis we know? I'll try to answer that question later as I'm still focusing to bringing people to the event. If you want to help me, here is some promo text. Don't hesitate to send it around you!


Understand the impact of open source licenses on your business.

Profoss (http://www.profoss.eu) is organising an informative event on 28 april 2009 in Brussels about open source licenses and their impact on businesses.

Speakers are all specialists and will share their knowledge with you during their talks covering these topics:

* Understanding Free and Open Source licenses (Ywein Van den Brande)
* Impact on business conduct: liability, due diligence processes Benjamin Docquir
* Problems encountered by a FOSS developer (Bruno Lowagie)
* code auditing tools , fossology
* EUPL: Why it exists and why it matters (Philippe Laurent)
* Impact on contractual documents (Benjamin Jean)

All details about this event and the registration form are available at the Profoss website at http://www.profoss.eu


L'impact des licenses open source sur le business

Profoss (http://www.profoss.eu) organise à Bruxelles le 28 avril un événement couvrant l'impact des license open sources sur les sociétés.

Les orateurs sont tous des spécialistes qui partageront leurs connaissances durant leurs préentations (en anglais) couvrant les sujets suivants:
* Comprendre les licences libres et open source (Ywein Van den Brande)
* Impact sur les affaires: responsabilité, principes de précaution (Benjamin Docquir)
* Problèmes rencontrés par un développeur libre (Bruno Lowagie)
* Outils d'audit de code , fossology
* EUPL: Pourquoi elle existe et pouquoi elle importe (Philippe Laurent)
* Impact sur les documents contractuels (Benjamin Jean)

Tous les détails à propos de cet événement et le formulaire d'enregistrement se trouvent sur le site web de Profoss: http://www.profoss.eu


Impact van open source licenties op bedrijven

Profoss (http://www.profoss.eu) organiseert op 28 april een evenement over het impact van open source licenties op het bedrijfswereld.

Sprekers zijn specialisten die hun kennissen zullen delen tijdens hun presentaties (in het engels) die de volgende onderwerpen zullen dekken:
* Vij en Open Source licenties begrijpen (Ywein Van den Brande)
* Impact op de business: verantwoordelijkheid, voorzorg maatregelen (Benjamin Docquir)
* Problemen ondervonden door een vrije ontwikkelaar (Bruno Lowagie)
* Code audit tools , fossology
* EUPL: Waarom het bestaat en waarom het meetelt (Philippe Laurent)
* Impact op contractuele documenten (Benjamin Jean)

Praktische details omtrent dit evenement evenals het inschrijvingsformulier zijn beschikbaar op de website van Profoss op http://www.profoss.eu

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

My new professional website

It's been one year now that I started work as self-employed, as you could read on this blog. And now I finally took the time to make a website to present my professional activities: http://www.nsa.be is now my online vitrine.

The content of the website is currently available in english and french, with the dutch version to be finalised next week.

I expect most of my future blog posts about FOSS to be made on the website's blog.

NSA.be is a domain name I've had for years without using it, and those three letters actually have links to what I do: Networking, Software, System Administration, Advising, Support, Solutions, Applications. Yes, I know, I'm not a good salesperson.... Forget about the meaning, just remember the address ;-)

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

My take on short URLs

Shortening URL services are all the rage these days. Reading Robin's report yesterday on again new services made available, in which he mentions a service developed over a week-end, I wondered what could be the next step....

As the fast-food services of URL shorteners are evaluated to be worth millions of dollars, I thought my service proposing hand-crafted URLs and developed in 2 hours wouldn't be more ridiculous than those valuations.

So here it is: http://hé.pl. Be sure to take a look to the added value of the service!

Oh, and I'm open to investments based on a proper valuation of this revolutionary service! Just let me know :-)

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Linkedin: Locked out!

It's been months now that I'm locked out of LinkedIn. their customer support say they're aware of the problem, but don't explain what is causing the trouble, nor when it will be corrected.

The problem is that I have requests to join the Profoss group waiting for approval, as wel as multiple invitations to connect. With an event coming in two weeks, it's a tool I could have used for promo!

If they hoped to make me a paying customer, well, it's not the good approach!

Anyway, if I don't answer to your invitation or approve your Profoss group membership, just know that's it's not because I don't appreciate you, it's because I am

Locked out of Linkedin