The Blogger from Tomorrow (Part II)

The Blogger from Tomorrow (Part II)

Ceci est le billet 2 sur 2 dans la série The Blogger from Tomorrow

Ceci est le billet 2 sur 2 dans la série The Blogger from TomorrowVersion en français. Read the first part of the interview. I’m still facing Max, the famous blogger who is trying to gently lead the conversation towards politics. Innocently, I ask him: Why the European elections? Because that year was a clear breakthrough […]

My 2014 Terra Incognita

My 2014 Terra Incognita

2014 just started and already proved to be a challenging year. First thing, I will have to find or create a new job. After 3 years having the luck of managing open source projects at Lanedo, I’m leaving the company. This is an opportunity for me to try something new, to get out of my […]

The Blogger from Tomorrow (Part I)

The Blogger from Tomorrow (Part I)

Ceci est le billet 1 sur 2 dans la série The Blogger from Tomorrow

Ceci est le billet 1 sur 2 dans la série The Blogger from TomorrowCe texte en français. The sun of this late afternoon shines on the waterfront of this charming Mediterranean resort. I get to the bar where we agreed to meet, recognising him immediately. He’s sitting on the terrace sipping a cocktail. If I’ve seen […]

Open Letter to Flight Attendants

Open Letter to Flight Attendants

Dear flight attendant, I’ve printed this letter that I’m handing to you because you are asking me to stop reading during take off or landing. We all know that commercial flying is nowadays full of idiotic rules. The « potentially dangerous bottle of water that you have to throw in a trash can because it contains […]

Exploring Artistic Business Models in the 21st Century

Exploring Artistic Business Models in the 21st Century

Most artists don’t earn any money Being a pirate, I’m often asked: « How would artists earn money if everybody was like you? ». My first answer is that, in general, artists are currently not making any money at all. Only a tiny minority of artists are making a living from their art and, from that minority, […]

The Last GUADEC?

The Last GUADEC?

Last year, during GUADEC, there was that running joke amongst some participants that this was the last GUADEC. It was, of course, a joke. Everybody was expecting to see each other in Brno, in 2013. One year later, most of those who were joking are not coming to GUADEC. For them, the joke became a […]

Flattr’s biggest problem

Flattr’s biggest problem

And how I work around it A few months ago, I tried to convince you to spend 2€ per month to reward the content you like. Lot of people are enthusiastic with Flattr. But there’s a recurring complain that there’s not enough content accepting Flattr. This is a real concern. Flattr was build around a […]

Become a Patron of Arts and Letters

Become a Patron of Arts and Letters

With Internet, artists are facing the challenge that people don’t need to buy material supports to enjoy their work. I believe that it is a very good thing as it allows to sell any piece of work for a Free Price while enjoying the freedom of the web. Thus, the next technical challenge is to make […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web

Ce billet est disponible en français. When I started producing content for the web, as hobbyist film maker, I was very enthusiastic about Creative Commons licenses. But not for my videos. Someone could use them in a bad way. I didn’t want that. The « bad way » was not clearly defined, something about nazis or paedophiles, but […]

The Fight for E-Clothing

The Fight for E-Clothing

I meet Karl Isrich in a small restaurant. You maybe heard about the company he founded, MyVirtualTaylor, a pioneer of e-clothing. You would probably imagine Karl as one of those twenty-something golden boy. Instead, I face an average anxious guy, approximately forty years old with greyish hairs. He asked me to go to this cheap […]