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Dave Lane
Works at Catalyst.Net Ltd
Attended Haverford College
Lived in Montclair, NJ, USA
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Yeah, "Clyde!" - one of my all time favourite moments in music.
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I've been a FOSS advocate for two decades... but Charlie's actually in amongst it nurturing and inspiring the next generation of the FOSS community. This is what we need everywhere. I live in New Zealand, and we're facing exactly the same challenges - the awkward fit between schools and IT - and I think Charlie's approach is the solution: give the power to the learners to teach and to build confidence, competence, and community while they, probably unwittingly, lead a transformation in education and society.
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+Charlie Reisinger Never fear - there's much work to be done, much wasted effort and exploitation to be replaced by constructive collaboration in a a gradually opening world :) Keep up your great work!
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The last one (3/3) from my talk.
Dave Lane points out the imminent dangers that openwashing presents. Full presentation can be found online. @lightweight #OSOS2015
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Cool to see this reflection on my talk at OS//OS last week
Lets be more like we tell our kids to be
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Charlie, you're doing (already) what I've been advocating for a few years here in New Zealand. Congratulations, and many thanks for doing something that was somewhat hypothetical for me!
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Yep - schools should be about learning, exploring, challenging, creating - not just consuming.
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Don't bother trying to change Microsoft. It's not worth it. Abandon them, and let them wither and die.
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Have a look at the dozens of options on dx.com or banggood.com - same or better prices as your EBay special, shipping included. Especially good for folks like me who aren't in the US - shipping to NZ is included in their prices.
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Holy crap, this is perhaps the most complete, factually accurate, and funny anti-patent rant I've seen. Amazing.
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Another one related to my OS//OS talk.
Can we live up to the instructions we give our children? We'll need to if want the benefits of an open society, says Dave Lane. @Lightweight #OSOS2015
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What a general dickhead.
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The man has talent... He should use it to defend something worthwhile.
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Damn, these Microsoft people have to get over themselves and accept that the world doesn't think they or their products are great.
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Heh - enjoyed the comment about wanting to avoid having to handle both open source and Microsoft politics in a single project.
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Free Software Advocate, Software Developer, IT Consultant
Employment
  • Catalyst.Net Ltd
    Senior Consultant, 2012 - present
  • Egressive
    Director, 1998 - 2012
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Montclair, NJ, USA - Haverford, PA, USA - Seattle, WA, USA - Christchurch, NZ
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+64 21 229 8147
Story
Tagline
spreading joy and confusion
Introduction
I'm an American who's found a better life in NZ and have become a kiwi (to the extent that's possible for a yank). I have been active in many circles over the years including: free and open source software, Christchurch business, swing dancing scene, local music scene (well, a small part of it), ultimate (frisbee), cycling advocacy, wine/beer/coffee appreciation, social activism, back country tramping, fly fishing crew, aikido, academia, woodworking cadre, self-sufficiency enthusiasts, and backyard politicians.

Most of my extra curricular activities have been (relatively contentedly) curtailed of late due to the demands of a young family.
Bragging rights
I can make that waterdrop sound on my cheek like Cameron in Ferris Buehler's Day Off. Been using Linux (exclusively) since 1994. Danced for money. Done beat boxing on stage. Crazy-flexible (in the physical sense). Really enjoy being a husband (civil union) and papa. Won fairly prestigious awards in at least 3 totally unrelated fields of endeavour. Serious about living up to my principles. Started my own company so I'd be subject to no one's incompetence other than my own. I spread joy and confusion, but not necessarily in equal measure. I have a lot of energy to contribute to the right causes.
Education
  • Haverford College
    Physics, 1988 - 1992
  • University of Washington
    Mechanical Engineering, 1992 - 1994
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Other names
I'm Dave to most, Davey to close friends and family. Some people call me Digger (not an Aussie reference, long story). Others "Danger" for obvious reasons. A few call me "Prime" (another long story). Still others know me as Lightweight (originally an obscure reference to my band, 3kg). Only my mum calls me David.
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