* Posts by spacedive

2 posts • joined 4 Feb 2018

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too


Edward Jenner, the inventor of vaccination.

Everyone has heard of vaccines. Many have been vaccinated. But how many know the name of the person who invented vaccination? Truly an unsung hero. Edward Jenner.

Open source turns 20 years old, looks to attract normal people


Scope creep

Criticism of the Linux Foundation, and concern about the direction it appears to be heading, is further evidenced in a comment by a representative in a recent issue of Linux Format magazine (UK, Feb 2018, #233), entitled "Make events inclusive". In it the Foundation rep claims their initiative is about being inclusive, which of course is eminently laudable. So why does one of the rep's bullet points state the Foundation's initiative includes "Prohibiting all-male panels or keynote line-ups"? Is the Linux Foundation really promoting such sexist mantras? And if so, can it be said the Foundation represents the FOSS community? Along with the concerns raised in Claburn's article, does this display of gender-based exclusion mean it is correct to suggest that the Linux Foundation has lost its way and is now only serving its own political agenda?

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