...advanced dreams

21 July 2006

Time for vacation! Joy!

Time to get in a car and drive 300km south to beautifull beaches and even more beautifull girl(s) :) Since my job doesn't understand idea of "unavailable", I got my self a Vodafone UMTS/GPRS card and CA-42 Nokia cable for my NOKIA 6020. That Vodafone card wasn't so good idea since it doesn't support EDGE, but my 6020 does :) HOWTO for CA-42 on Dapper would be plug and play, and for Vodafone card instructions can be found here [ubuntu-hr.org]. Downside is my Dell with 45min of autonomy. I don't think I'll ever buy Dell again :/ Hm, Thinkpad X60(s), with 10h battery support, hm :)

In other news, our Goverment decissions appeard on The Inquirer, and Dapper once more got champ attribute, this time over at eweek.com. Oh, and I've setup Xen on my Dapper. Some really slick and easy instructions can be found at HowToForge.

Well, that's it. Time to pack and move! Yeah!!!

13 July 2006

OpenSource in Croatian goverment?!

This was a bit of a shock for me. Yesterday there was a news on e-croatia.hr (no english :/) that our goverment accpeted policy of implementing OpenSource solutions in it's institutions. In a short introduction, it's obvious that they now what they are talking about. I guess they didn't do that document by them self :) After stating what are common problems with closed source programs and documents, text clearly stats goverment's decisions:
- as much it is possible, goverment's institutions will develop and choose open source solutions over closed source
- goverment will support localisation of programs and solutions, and it will support development of closed source solutions which use open protocol and formats, and which are developed in Croatia
- goverment will support use of open source programs, protocols and formats outside of it's institutions; in economy and public relations
- goverment will support use of open source solutions in educational institutions; both closed and open source solutions will be eaquly presented to students

As stated in document, this is part od eCroatia 2007 project which should go in same direction as EU's i2010.

Well, it looks nice, very nice. Let's see how this will go on...