I’m listening to Novell Open Audio and immediately at the start of the show I’m thinking “Jorge must have nagged these guys for this show”. And I keep listening and it has some great information, not just about the product, but also about the development process. iFolder design has been “temporarily” taken in house. I find this interesting because the software is open source and under the GPL, yes the process of creating the software is not transparent. The project looks dead. This podcast is much in response to the fact that the project looks dead. Yet we are assured by Novell that work is being done.
I find this very interesting because it is a very different open source model than most people think of when they think open source like Linux, Apache, CastleProject. These projects are developed by the public, in the public. But iFolder is developed by Novell, and during this time period, under closed doors.
I make no judgment about if this is good or bad. I don’t care. I’m not an open source or transparency insane person. I just point it out because I find it interesting.
About 10min into the podcast, Ted comes right out and says “If you are an Ubuntu fanboy… my friend Jorge Castro” Hahahaha. My initial suspicions were correct. Thanks for nagging the right people Jorge.