A Sourcesense colleague, after hearing that some people were questioning the value of Apache as a destination for open source software, asked me to clarify to him when Apache is, and isn't, a good place for your open source code.
Here's what I told him:
Apache Libcloud now has Voxel support.
Using the code mentioned in the posts Python Dictionary/Object and Python Function/object I had already put together a very lightweight Python client for Voxel's hAPI hosting API, in around 50 lines of code. Therefore, when I came across Libcloud, it was pretty easy to add another provider to their list.
I've seen people increasingly using "amen" as a way to respond to a post on a mailing list, and I'm afraid it worries me. Do you see the problem in the following dialogue? Person A. I think X is true. Person B. No, you are wrong, Y is true Person C. Amen. Person C clearly agrees with B. There's no problem with that, but 'amen' just seems to be way too categorical as a way to say that. It feels like they're saying, "Person A, you're completely wrong, and not only that, I'm going to invoke religion to make sure you see that".
Bertrand was kind enough to point me to this recent occurance:
Seems like I've been voted in as a member of the Apache Software Foundation!
What a delight and honour. I look forward to finding out what on earth this means!
After much struggle and searching, I found this page: http://www.debianforums.com/ftopic3087.html, which told me exactly what was going on. With it, I gained sound, wifi, and probably firewire too. I still have to, each time the machine boots up, do:
before everything is working, but that is small hassle compared to having no wifi at all!