Tag Archives: OpenSAGA

Talking about open source software at the EU in Brussels

workshopToday I’m giving a talk about “Transferring open source know how from industry projects to  the public sector – a one year retrospective” at the ePractice workshop: Open Source: Its place in a cross-border environment” in Brussels.I will talk about our experiences with OpenSAGA during the first year after the release as open source and I’m looking forward to interesting discussions in order to get a first hand grasp of the strategy of the EU concerning open source.

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Getting sidetracked… an introspection

small-gaia-gamma-coverThis weekend I got sidetracked by an ancient pen & paper love of mine: The Gamma World line of roleplaying games. Gamma World in its various editions holds a special place in my heart although I never was perfectly happy with the underlying rules systems. This lead to the creation of my new Gaia Gamma blog at the weekend. My fourth blog… besides this one, my ADOM blog and my Hexer & Helden blog. And you could count the OpenSAGA blog, too, as I currently am the primary writer there (my colleagues just dont’t want to or don’t find the time).

This got me thinking: Why the hack do I start new projects all the time? Instead of finishing the running ones (spell: iADOM, ADOM Live, JADE, Hexer & Helden).

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Planning for 2011

crystal-ball2010 has been a very hectic year with lots of diversions. I hope that 2011 will be a lot more focussed. Here are my plans concerning various pet projects…

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micI just noticed that I already did quite a lot of talks this year and that I still have a few ahead of me (saturday at the OpenRheinRuhr conference and at least two more next wednesday at the W-JAX in Munich). Thus I decided to use the long train trip back from Stuttgart (nice Lisog meeting) to – among other things – update my publications page. And if you want to meet me in person…

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OpenSAGA – my recent business pet project

opensaga1Yesterday we released the OpenSAGA website to the public. What’s the buzz about? It’s about a Java- and Spring-based web framework for which I am the project lead and principal architect and which is going to be released to the public in the first half of 2010. Let me tell you some more details…

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