I was reading Andy Oram's second blog entry about Foo Camp and came across something interesting:

Nat Friedman of Ximian presented his nifty search tool Dashboard, which he had shown at the O'Reilly Open Source conference last July, but which now sports a couple new features like an index for everything on the desktop. He is leaving tomorrow for India, where he will meet with a large number of programmers employed by Novell, the company that bought Ximian recently. He will recruit 30 to 60 of these programmers to work on GNOME and help them learn the social conventions of working in a free software environment.

My first reaction was along the lines of "Damn! I missed the Dashboard presentation." But then I realized, "Holy crap! Novell's throwing a lot of muscle behind Open Source."

It's a shame the O'Reilly blogs don't grok TrackBack.

Posted by jzawodn at October 12, 2003 11:04 PM

Reader Comments
# Pedro Melo said:

Dashboard is my single regret right now, since I stopped using Linux 14 month's ago when I bought my Powerbook.

I'm looking to see if a .Net implementation appears on Mac OS X just to run dashboard... Of course, then I would have to bitch to a lot of people to use it inside their own applications...

Maybe Apple comes out with something similar...

on October 13, 2003 04:46 AM
# J$ said:

> It's a shame the O'Reilly blogs don't grok TrackBack.

They actually do accept trackback pings. I have done it before. Earlier, when they were first playing with Trackback (example at http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/3094), they posted who trackbacked to them. Nowadays, however, they still accept pings, but don't seem to post them anywhere.

on October 13, 2003 02:08 PM
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