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Ben Cotton
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I could be your next boss! It's not as scary as you think. We're a remote company with good benefits doing interesting work. What more could you ask for?

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Did you miss the closing session at #LISA15? Watch it right now, it will change your life. Seriously, it's the best. Even if you've already watched it, watch it again.

If you use TTYtter and have been sad that the maintainer has halted development, you'll be glad to know there's a community fork in the works. The first step is to pick a new name: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xkufmfy6WkeEDKRpuflIzCaKE-LKVBYw3GTt3zl_iAI/viewform?usp=send_form

I've seen a lot of talk about Article 14.17 of the TPP and how it could effectively ban the GPL. I'm not a lawyer, but the plain reading of the text would suggest that's not the case. In particular:

"3. Nothing in this Article shall preclude...the inclusion or implementation of terms and conditions related to the provision of source code in commercially negotiated contracts"

I suppose the validity of copyleft licenses under this treaty, if it is approved, will hinge on the interpretation of "commercially negotiated contracts."

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There are always great BoF sessions at #LISA15  but this one looks particularly awesome.
Written any cool new OSS tool this year? Present it @ The #LISA15 GitHub Showcase BoF https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa15/birds-feather-sessions#github

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Today on +Opensource.com, I write about automotive software and why you might want to think about it more than you do. http://opensource.com/life/15/10/open-source-code-is-not-warranty 

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Register by *Thursday, October 15* to take advantage of the early bird registration discounts for our container management and release engineering summits, as well as LISA15!  #ures15 #ucms15 #lisa15  

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My interview with +Major Hayden on +Opensource.com seems pretty popular today: http://t.co/TzeJIQz5ZJ

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+Nicole Hemsoth has a post today about the gap in U.S. numerical weather prediction an how we're closing it: http://www.theplatform.net/2015/08/18/u-s-rediscovers-the-economic-edge-of-weather-supercomputers/
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