Does Openmoko bring freedom to our mobile phones?

June 16, 2008 – 00:07 by Adnan Hodzic


One of the regulars here on FoolControl (BrencelJ), asked me about my opinion on OpenMoko, that is did it change and what is it after going in depth with details on the whole project, especially after being on Dors/Cluc 2008 in Zagreb, and after listening to Herald Welte lecture, and after talking to him. This may pull few other topics along with this same very question. One of the founder of whole open source movement (Richard Stallman) disproves owning a mobile phone and I'll quote: "as he believes the tracking of cell phones creates harmful privacy issues." We own our phones, we have them in our possession, but how much do we really own them? Herald used very similiar sentance, if not the same one on the DORS/CLUC conference. And now some of you may really ask yourself where is this guy really going with this post? Every single of us has a phone, ...

DORS/CLUC 2008 Zagreb

April 27, 2008 – 17:52 by Adnan Hodzic


OK, so last week I was in Zagreb, attenting DORS/CLUC 2008. The conference + workshop, only lasted 2 days + 1 day workshop, but my friend Vedran (best know for being owner of microsoft.ba) and myself went there 1 day earlier, and I extended my stay cuz I enjoyed Zagreb so much :) When it comes to conference, it was absolutely great, most of attention and best lecture was by "Harald Welte" about OpenMoko. I had a nice little chat with him, about it all. Alan Cox was there as well, but to be honest, I expected much more from his "lecture" but that always happens when you get your expentations too high, from anything really. I'd like to give out a special thanks to Kristijan Zimmer, who was like the main organizator of it all, and who did a great job for all of it, and of course Vlatko Kosturjak ...

DORS/CLUC 2008

April 6, 2008 – 04:24 by Adnan Hodzic


http://www.open.hr/dc2008/ Ok, so this may sound out of sudden, and it did really come out of nowhere. But when I read who's attending and speaking on this same even (Alan Cox, Harald Welte, Machtelt Garrels etc ... etc ...) I just had to register and go. Some other LUGBIH members might be my company, if not ... oh well :) I really hope I'll get to talk to talk to some people on this same "event".  I should pretty much spend that whole week in Zagreb, so I'll make sure I post a fine "summary" Right now this may sound as a crappy post, cuz I'm tired and it's 6:23AM. Stay tuned.

Codename: peacenow | open design

March 26, 2008 – 20:55 by Adnan Hodzic


This is going to be one long post, I'll put two months of ideas and work into this post, so ... you might want to take it easy. Go grab cup of coffee or something before you start reading it. Let's call this introduction For almost last two months I've been doing something ... it all started when one of my colleagues actually said "does it have to be that slow" (referring to my boot). And regarding my colleague who doesn't have any "credit" to make me do this, I talked to few Debian developers, and yea their boot is slow as well. Then later on, all my ideas, because it all was just too ... "broad" I actually came up with idea of releasing my own distro (for 10th time) :) Reasons for making my own distro? Well I was actually not happy how KDE was "handled" within Debian. Of course, please ...

DebConf8 anyone?

March 19, 2008 – 21:50 by Adnan Hodzic


Two days ago I got an email from "DebConf announce", one of the things just ... pierced my eyes was this: "Registration for DebConf8, which will take place in Mar del Plata from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 August 2008, will soon close, the registration deadline is end of this month, thats only about two weeks left." After DebConf7, DebConf8 wasn't excatly in my head, mostly because I knew it was in Argentina. And for your information Distance from Tuzla, Bosnia to Mar Del Plata, Argentina is 11.923 kilometers that is direct air distance. Neverthless, yesterday I was troubling myself with some weird questions, because I could end up on another 2-3 locations this summer. But let's not talk about that right now :) But, that email opened my eyes or something, and I ended up saying "I gotta get there", so today I actually registered. It's official, I'm going to DebConf8, ...