Dokeos in Machu Picchu

As I was in Cusco the other week to hold a few speeches at a 3 days conference, I took the opportunity to go to Machu Picchu. This time, I managed to walk to the Intipunku (la Puerta del Sol,…

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Is respecting GPL too complicated?

I’ve had a bunch of hunches recently about companies abusing the licensing terms of Dokeos by officially declaring (but only verbally so far) that their product (being Dokeos, but not officially) is not open-source software. The GPL licensing makes it…

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Dokeos 1.8.5 Quick Reference Sheet

It’s been ages since I first thought I should publish a quick reference sheet for Dokeos developers. It’s now done. It’s a first version but I think it will be really useful to new Dokeos developers. It is already useful…

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Fixing the upgrade procedure of WebCalendar 1.2 for PostgreSQL 7.4

When trying to upgrade WebCalendar to 1.2, I fell on a series of errors due to the fact that the upgrade script relies on a dependency to PostgreSQL 8.1, which allows much more ALTER TABLE syntaxes than PostgreSQL 7.4. Nevertheless,…

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Dokeos in Cusco

I’ll be having two speeches at a free software event in Cusco these 24, 25 and 26th of September 2008. If you would like to meet us there, please get in touch beforehand by e-mail or a comment over here….

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Renaming things in a piece of software with users with habits

One of the terrible things that happen for users, from time to time, is that their usual actions are suddendly made completely unusual by a change of version, because the name (nothing else) of their favourite feature has been changed….

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Class ‘imagick’ not found

Este articulo explica (en Inglés) como arreglar el problema del paquete Imagick para PHP5 en Ubuntu Feisty. Traducción sigue: “He probado usar Image Magick con PHP hace poco por una Ubuntu Feisty, y mientras pensaba que tenía el paquete requisito:…

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Free campus integrates OpenID

I forgot to mention that in the past, but the free campus (http://campus.dokeos.com) now integrates OpenID recognition. To use it (if you already have an account on the free campus and an OpenID), just log into the campus, go to…

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Free Software Projects

Here is a non-exhaustive (73 so far) list of some Free Software projects which we contributed [1] to: apt-proxy Asterisk Auto Nice Daemon (AND) AWstats Bacula BNPanel Cedar Backup Chamilo Claroline COnfigurator for GNOME (COG) Crystal Space DCL Debian / Debian…

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PHP library for operations on polygons, in GPL

We’ve been looking for something like this for a week now, and someone just sent me a link (after I asked for something like this on the php-general mailing-list). http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/package/2544.html I just wish they would have sent me that link…

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