June 2011

  • Do you FOSS or do you FLOSS?

    By maddog on June 30, 2011

    Recently a person was writing a paper and they used the term “FLOSS” (meaning Free and Li[bv]re Open Source Software) instead of “FOSS” (meaning Free and Open Source Software). The author happens to have been from Latin America and writing for a United Nations sponsored paper. In these types of...

  • Hail Britannia! Earning and learning at the same time!

    By maddog on June 2, 2011

    I discussed recently whether someone needs a university degree to get a job in computer science. It is my opinion that while a university degree is good to have, it is not mandatory in many areas of the IT industry, and certainly there are many good programmers and systems administrators who have...