02222016 – 12 pm EST
Inventor of GNU Bash, Maintained EMACS
You do not do it,
Write intellectually honestly
No technical debt
Solve problem you defined
Really focused on solving your business space
Make that shit work, that is when you get debt
GNU, Emacs, and Bash…
Program things on the web
Applications are not running on your desktop
Applications run in the browser now!
Chrome OS works now.
Code that runs cross natively
Do not loose momentum…
Cast your vote
Holes in the system?
Database available to administrators?
First thing I want in voting software, transparency…
Software should be public so people can look at it
NSA wrote security code for Linux…
Is the NSA ripping stuff off…
Open-Source and transparency in voting, end users should be able to observe and validate in what is happening in election systems
Moving forward down on that path
Block Chain based voting
500 vote difference
Could have altered fate of the United States
11,000 people in conference
Next challenge inside of open source
Much like our governmental system the way we overcome our politic bit rot, the people who are being most effected become more involved
Get 11 or 12 ,000 people get into a dialog about Open-Source not Brian Fox or DHH
Everybody on this call is Open-Source not siloed it is flat
# of people contributed to angular and rails, that is what creates change in technology
Brazil is 100% Open-Source Netherlands is 100% Open-Source
Very inspiring to see it working in those countries, amount of money save by the government that is saved by moving into open systems is great
Not fan of Microsoft, not fan because they made bad software acceptable, blue screen of death, 3 fingered salute, became de facto standard for people, technical debt
Copy and paste everywhere, code that runs your car sucks, copy and paste
That is what they need to do to hit their deadlines, in Open-Source, everyone reads your code
Microsoft, do you think they have improved their stance?
Chacra project, Node.js, Microsoft embracing shift to Open-Source
RedHat and Apple are utilizing Open-Source and benefiting from it.
Microsoft is contributing to Open-Source now
I was actually very impressed when I saw those in roads
Open Source Voting, when will we have cloud based open source voting system?
100% if Bernie Sanders is elected, the outcome of this election will determine the acceleration of Open-Source in government
Top 1% in business, those people do not have an open mind yet
Stifles acceptance of Open-Source, Open-Source should be everywhere
Does not need you do not need to have companies that make money
Free Software Foundation
Service for code IDEs
How do you get started, find your own itch and scratch it
If you do not care about the problem your solution will not be very good
Larger projects more
Search for things you are interested in
Understanding architecture is the key to writing good software
Pick something bite size and write a solution for it
Like Universal Translator
Ask audience about them
41-42% have made a contribution to open source
significant proportion, but I really want to
How to make it for a living with Open Source
Open Mind and Think
Guy in UK who is has a real job, pays money
people use his software
I need 5000 Euros a month for him to work on his project
People donate to his work, so he will not have a real job
He will put 100 hours a week into it
Solar Poem Machine can be this way too
Build software that does something valuable and run a company that services companies that run it
Solar Poem Machine is an educational platform using MakerEd platform
Driven by intellectual curiosity and emotional stances
Some times they cannot make a separation between getting 90%, so they argue about the 10%
Although the entire world has moved to open source he still has a distinction about open and closed source
Has created controversy, has sidelined him from Open Source community
We loose intellectual giant
Ph.D. candidate in philosophy, trying to solve for several months
Well tell me about it, why do not you solve it like this?
He gives him the solution to his Ph.D. philosophy problem…
Bad ass intellect…
Brian is sorry that people do not understand the depth his contribution…
David Wallace “Gumby”
Cignas is your GNU support, charged $100,000 contracts
Hired people to work on Open Source
Met Gumby at MIT
Getting degree in history
Hero in the spiritual world
Pattern in entreneurs are brilliant and spiritual some aspect for their personality they are compensating for, most successful organizations are started for unbalanced individuals
Look for unbalanced, to start projects,
A little manic helps!
Thank God! 🙂
Linux would not have gotten as far as it did without
He had all that
Just write a Kernal…
He did a brilliant job doing something that was not being done by Free Software Foundation
Bill Gates is great, but not empowering people…
82% are new
Rest programming for 30 years +
Thank you for making Open Source what it is today!
Excited for the large contingency of people here!
Online knowledge base, hack.guide()
Ed is excited for it, want to see how the community likes it
Plural Site is excited too
Who was Marvin?
What can we learn from Marvin?
Marvin as everyone knows, Marvin was brilliant
He was also very kind, very emotionally connected
People could take away if they had been around him at all, he approached everything with fresh eyes, did not assume anything!
Example, glass terminal
Oriented in portrait mode, What do you think of this?
cursor wrapped from the bottom to the top
Why did it do that?
He was completely to change the paradigm to the extent that he implemented to see if it was better or not
Ph.D. in math, to starting AI lab, to communicating about how the brain worked about emotion
Blessed to see
Thank you Brian!