The computer built to last 50 years

The computer built to last 50 years

How to create the long-lasting computer that will save your attention, your wallet, your creativity, your soul and the planet. Killing monopolies will only be a byproduct. Each time I look at my Hermes Rocket typewriter (on the left in the picture), I’m astonished by the fact that the thing looks pretty modern and, after […]

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The Story Behind an Open Source Software Un-Maintenance

The Story Behind an Open Source Software Un-Maintenance

How a broken screen kicked me out of developing an Open Source software and how the community revived it 6 years later When I discovered the FLOSS world, at the dawn of this century, I thought developers were superheroes. Sort of semi-gods that achieved everything I wanted to do with my life like having their face […]

How I learn to stop worrying and love the decentralized future

How I learn to stop worrying and love the decentralized future

Even if everybody is not realizing it consciously, our world is becoming incredibly more virtual, borderless and decentralized. Fighting the trend may only make the transition more violent. We may as well embrace it fully and ditch our old paradigms to prepare for a new kind of society. How we built the virtual world Virtual […]

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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

Version 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 for the Pirate Party. For years, the Pirate Party had been facing a […]

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

Ce 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 pictures of him, I was mainly helped by his typical blogger’s uniform: a […]

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 […]