“Open Source takes Product Management to a whole new level — I had no idea!” said one workshop participant in Poland this Summer. “How on earth do you keep all those stakeholders happy?”.… Read the rest
Written last month on the flight back from a startup mentoring expedition to Egypt
Managing a young startup is like freefalling without a parachute. The ground gets ever closer — if you don’t do something fast, you’ll hit hard. It’s still too far away to see final destination clearly.… Read the rest
Today the results of our Yale Openlab Collabathon were presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid. And so ends a three week period of collaboration by hundreds of participants at 10 universities around the world. The goal: creating Open Source tools for enforcing the Paris Climate Agreement.… Read the rest
The demand for productivity software seems to be endless, and as new products and paradigms for digital documents arise seemingly every month, one Open Source app holds on to a sizable marketshare of at least 150 million users. I refer, of course, to LibreOffice and derivative solutions (of which there are many), which is Governed and published by a German non-profit organisation named The Document Foundation.… Read the rest
As announced today on phpList.org, soon I shall be leaving phpList.
For fun, here are some geeky statistics from my last four years leading the company:
- Total emails sent from ‘sam at phplist dot com’: 5,070 (instant messages discluded)
- My total commits across 21 phpList repositories: 1,726
- My participation in the phpList community forum: 502 days interacted, 932 topics read, 701 posts created
- Weekly all-hands meetings led: 200 (out of 205 weeks)
Note to self: code/hack less!