Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal government. Now that organization has completed its first quite successful year of operations, and its celebrating by announcing an awards program to recognize those that have been most influential in advancing its goals. Maybe you know someone who's contributions to open source should be recognized.
In which the world ends - or doesn't. You'll just have to read it to find out.
In which the FBI gives chase, our hero escapes, The End draws Near
In which Frank get a revelation from an Irish drinking song, George comes in from the cold (sort of), and the FBI launches a nation-wide manhunt for you know who.
In which the CIA gloats, the FBI rages, and we learn that reports of Franks demise were greatly exaggerated.
At any given time I'm helping to set up two or three new consortia and open source foundations, and it's always a pleasure to see one of announce their public launch. Yesterday it was the turn of Open AXIS Group, the latest in a seemingly endless string of initiatives formed to recruit the versatile magic of XML to address a global need.
In which the FBI moves in on Frank, Carl and Marla move in on the real hacker, and - oh my - could this really be the end?
In which the FBI gloats, the CIA scrambles, the President infarcts, and Mrs. Foomjoy becomes a person of interest
In which a coup is planned in North Korea, a mystery is unraveled in Nevada, and Frank (unknowingly) finds himself out of the frying pan - and into the fire.
In which Carl and Marla find the Alexandria Project (or do they?), strange doings take place in N. Korea, and Frank has a very surprising visitor
“ORDERED that SCO's Renewed Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law or, in the Alternative, for a New Trial is DENIED.” So ends the ruling of District Judge Ted Stewart. And so also, perhaps, ends the seemingly endless quest of SCO to tax or kill Linux.
In which North Korea rolls out its new missile, the FBI works to undermine the CIA, and - who knows - Frank may have found where The Alexandria Project hackers hang out.
In which we learn what North Korea may really be up to, Marla catches Carl in the act, and Frank experiences an inspirational moment in a blizzard.
Chad Derwent sat alone in his office in Silicon Valley. Outside his open door, rows of empty, silent It wasn't supposed to end like this.
Library of Congress CIO George Marchand sat uneasily in the witness chair of the hearing room. On a raised platform in front of him stretched a semicircular table, dotted with microphones. Behind those microphones sat all but one of the members of the Inquisition also known as the Congressional Subcommittee on Cybersecurity.
Just as Bart Thatcher promised, Frank saw nothing but forever when he looked to the west – simply wave after wave of mountains and valleys extending effortlessly into the haze of the horizon. But Frank was already oblivious to the stunning view ahead of him, now that he was focusing non-stop on cracking the secrets of the Alexandria Project. Unfortunately, it wasn’t going well.
In which Area 51, the Roswell UFO Incident and our hero, Frank Adversego (of course) figure prominently
Brian Williams stood center stage in the NBC Nightly News studio, as always impeccably dressed and at ease in a conservative business suit. He shared a last quiet joke with the intern straightening his tie, and then on cue turned to the camera.
When news of Oracle's intended acquisition of Sun Microsystems broke long ago, many people wondered what that would mean for OpenOffice, the most widely adopted full desktop implementation of ODF.
Two and a half days after dropping off the map in Washington, D.C., Frank staggered off a Greyhound bus in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though tired and dirty, he felt more energized over the task at hand than over anything else he could recall in years. Now it was time to get down to work! But first, he had to find his ride.