Secure Developments

I need a new favorite OSI license or Why I don’t like the GPL anymore

I don’t like the GPL anymore after the WordPress Theme fiasco. I don’t like the idea that a theme, plugin, addon, extension, whatever is ‘derived’ from the thing it’s adding on to and thus must also be GPL. If I build a deck onto the back of my house is that deck derived from my house? No! if I take the blueprints of my house and build another one that’s 80% like it is that house derived from my house? Read more →

git workflows

If you use git and you’re past the tutorial and using it for an actual project, I suggest you take a look at the workflows manpage as well. It will give you ideas on how to branch, merge, rebase and cherry-pick. This has been a public service announcement, that is all.– This work by Caleb Cushing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Read more →

Selling Open Source Software (specifically games)

This is a pseudo reply to Jason Calacanis for what he said about using an Open Source game engine to build a game in This Week in Startups #54, Ask Jason segment. I believe Jason is implying that you can’t make money with open source software(that’s not a support contract variant) directly, but it’s a good resume builder. True there aren’t any big billion dollar open source companies, and companies like Red Hat make money off support, but I don’t believe he’s correct. Read more →

Open Source it or not?

When building a new web service should you open source it or not? if you do open source it, it may make it harder to have a revenue. I am of course building my product on a LAMP stack, and I’m a huge open source proponent. But if the majority of the revenue model is based around people using my site, wouldn’t it hurt me to allow others to basically rebuild my site on there own? Read more →

msysgit shouldn’t be used

Unfortunately the developers of this project are the kind that I don’t want to deal with. Their documentation is below average, and the average documentation is already sad. Instead of plugging in to msys, they require you to use their fork of msys. I call it a fork because it isn’t a 1:1 copy, they add and removing things as they see fit. Their primary installer doesn’t include msys.bat (apparently other installers do) this makes launching the msys bash environment easy. Read more →

ReGen2 Linux

I’m starting a blog for my thoughts on forking Gentoo Linux here– This work by Caleb Cushing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Read more →

Unix Toolbox

Found this Unix Toolbox on Digg today. Most complete list of commands for Linux/BSD/UNIX that I’ve ever seen. I could only think of one missing off the top of my head. ionice.– This work by Caleb Cushing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Read more →