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LuisGC

8 minute read

Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler from Software Freedom Conservancy
Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler from Software Freedom Conservancy

It has been a week since I returned from another intense and thought-provoking weekend in Brussels, although it still feels like it was just yesterday. This year, apart from attending FOSDEM (as I intend to do every year) I took a very early flight on Friday to visit new (for me) places in the city. In just one day I visited the European Parliament Hemicycle, the House of European History, the Parlamentarium and the Museum of Natural Sciences. My most productive Friday in months, for sure.

LuisGC

7 minute read

'Travels with Charley' map at the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA
'Travels with Charley' map at the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA

Travels with Charley: In Search of America is mainly what they call a travelogue o travel literature. It’s not the first time that I read one and I’m starting to enjoy the genre. I added this one to my want to read in Goodreads a long time ago after reading some hilarious paragraphs during a couple of English lessons, and the rest of the book had not disappointed me at all.

LuisGC

9 minute read

Simon Phipps speaking about the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in FOSDEM 2018
Simon Phipps speaking about the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in FOSDEM 2018

After an uncertain landing a few hours ago (the airport in Madrid was barely working due to a snowy morning), I’ve just arrived home but instead of having some rest after an intense and though-provoking FOSDEM I felt the urge to start writing about my weekend in Brussels.

LuisGC

3 minute read

Worked fine in dev...
Worked fine in dev...

For many different reasons I have had to discuss quite a lot recently about the professionalism of some people, technical and non-technical. Sometimes, because a person feels that she (I will use the feminine as neutral gender) is not being treated fairly with respect of her category, or because her performance is disappointing for others, sometimes after unfair comparisons between colleagues, … As a common element, a diabolical concept was almost always being misused in these situations:…