A working vacation
July 19, 2007 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Novel tried holding a Hack Week, and Ars Technica spoke with Novell's chief open-source
strategy officer, Nat Friedmam about it. It involves Novel employees temporarily abandoning their current projects in favour of a free form week of writing open source software. Letting a bunch of programmers creativity loose was intended not only as stress relief, but also a chance to let the programmers work on projects that they would otherwise have difficulty justifying to their bosses.
We've also just posted the 8th PC Perspective podcast, with a lot of news on processors, prizes, price cuts and Ponds!
"During Novell Hack Week, hundreds of skilled developers employed by Novell at various facilities around the world
worked together on open-source projects of their choice. Driven by creativity and passion instead of deadlines,
instructions, and executive decisions, Novell's best and brightest created impressive new software and added
innovative improvements to existing programs. In order to facilitate collaboration with the broader open-source
software community, Novell sought to make Hack Week as transparent and inclusive as possible. Developers used
Novell's OpenSUSE Idea Pool wiki to share their ideas with community and solicit feedback."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
new code base, Supergamer is fun again @ NewsForge
- Boffins nail cause of hard drive
failures @ The Inquirer
- Carmack nails lid on PPU coffin
@ The Inquirer
- A Messy Transition (Part 2): Windows XP,
Vista, and the 2GB Barrier @ AnandTech
- How To Speed Up Your PC by Removing
Windows Services @ OCModShop
- How to
Streamline Your RSS Reading @ XYZ Computing
Ultra Ultra Power Supplies to Win @ Madshrimps