Sc(r)um

I am entitled to my opinion and in my honest opinion: scrum sucks big time Here is why (again my opinion). Does not empower developers to become creative. Good way to sell that the developers are doing something (so that failure is not their fault) even if running around in circles ==> plausible deniability Highly motivated developers are limited from jumping out of the “plan” to hack on other project related stuff (even doing so in free time is regarded wrong since you are not sticking to a plan). Thus…

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Moving on...

The last year has been a rough year. I started working for Deutsche Telekom (with a bunch of other FLOSS developers) on OpenStack. What started off as developing new features upstream ended up being more or less devops stuff (mainly Puppet and orchestration) which is not really my style. During that time I was working on GNOME Music, I enjoyed developing it a lot, the students and the team are just amazing but I was growing unhappy with the external micromanagement that I experienced which personally stressed me and made…

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Bye Bye Wordpress! Hello Ghost

Finally managed to move away from Wordpress. One of the reasons I did less blogging is that I felt that Wordpress became more of a CMS and less of a blogging platform. I stumbled upon ghost which I must say is just awesome... Its done for blogging and blogging only :D I will be bloging more again now. Recently I have been more active doing upstream openstack development and some sweet Mozilla hacks. Stay tuned...…

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GNOME Music: Phase Two and more...

Before I start blogging about the progress of GNOME Music, I would like to announce my happiness (as well as the whole gnome music team) that we now have 3 students sponsored to hack on GNOME Music. Eslam Mostafa (SoC), Shivani Podar (OWP) and Sai Suman Prayaga (SoC) all three of them deserved they internships, showing dedication and patching like crazy before SoC, keeping Vadim, Guillaume and me very busy. Also I would like to welcome Arnel Borja and Fabiano Fidêncio to the team with their immense contributions, and ofcourse…

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Globaleaks 0.2 Alpha

Globaleaks 0.2 Alpha is out. Globaleaks is an open source project aimed at creating a worldwide, anonymous, censorship-resistant, distributed whistle-blowing platform. It enables organizations interested in running whistle-blowing initiatives to setup their own safe zone, where whistle-blowers and recipients can exchange data. 2 Years ago I helped out with the development of Globaleaks 0.1. And although I am not active anymore, I really support the initiative behind it. Now with the HERMES Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights backing it up, it has grown a lot and…

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