August 05, 2002

Debianizing RackShack

This thread on a RackShack support forum is amusing. Users are explaining how to remotely replace the OS that RackShack gives them with Debian GNU/Linux. Thanks to the Trained Monkey for the link.

Posted by jzawodn at 11:13 PM

It's not about a bazaar...

Bruce Sterling attempts to correct Eric Raymond's "cathedral and bazaar" metaphor with something more accurate.

It's this classic artisans-versus-factory model. It's not about a bazaar. Because bazaars are pre-industrial, they're swarming with crooked rug merchants, and pickpockets, and lepers straight out of the Arabian Nights. Open Source isn't about being some kind of canny rug merchant with an eye out to make some fast dough. Open Source, basically, is about hanging out with the cool guys.

I think he's right.

Posted by jzawodn at 11:10 AM RSS Feeds

How cool, you can get an RSS feed from I was on their home page page when I noticed the orange XML icon at the bottom. I clicked it and was pleasantly surprised to find an RSS 0.91 file streaming at me.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:53 AM