New webpage!

Starting today we are running a new webpage, which will I try to keep up to date with interesting things. I discarded the old one and I hope you enjoy our new blog.

best regards

Some updates on IBM MQ

Last month was Capitalware initiated MQ Technical Conference. There were alot of IBM technicians talking about new features in IBM MQ 8.0 (formerly known as IBM Websphere MQ) or how to use it efficiently.

You can find a complete list of the talks including the slide on the Capitalware MQ Technical Conference page.

Have fun with your studies!

PirateBox 2014 - Lille

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This year I was able to sponsor with hardware and attend the PirateBoxCamp 2014 like last year, beside the important fact that the camp took place in Lille(FR) - LaCoroutine. LaCoroutine is a Co-Working space and offered us the location and some sort of catering.

Instead of having a bunch of talks we stripped down the agend to only a few overview and update talks. The team and the audience was happy to have several workgroups already on the first day hacking, testing and developing ideas around the PirateBox.

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At the end of sunday, we had around 25 visitors sitting together and discuss about social implications of projects like PirateBox.

Special thanks to all organisators and LaCorouting to be our host.

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KnightFoundation is funding LibraryBox

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This year the Knight Foundation decided to grant projects around the topic "Libraries & Technology" and one of the picked is LibraryBox. Beside the LibraryBox project, another project, called Dewey, is funded that uses PirateBox/LibraryBox in the background.

In my opinion it is amazing how the LibraryBox-project develops, which is mostly the result of a very consequent and persistent work of Jason Griffey.

With this grant the LibraryBox project targets the release version 2.1 including the following new features:

  • Multi-language support of the GUI
  • Clean and easier upgrade path
  • More responsive design at the directory listing
  • RaspberryPi support

I'm glad to support Jason with some development work to get the version 2.1 ready to run.

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bisQuITbox @ FSCONS'13

Last month I visited an open source conference named "FSCONS". The name is short for "Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit" and it took place in Göteborg from November 8-10.

I gave a talk about the PirateBox project and received some nice feedback about the project..

As well, I visited interesting talks and discussions about other free software like owncloud. The owncloud talk was given by the founder of the project (Frank Karlitschek).

And later, I was able to get a sneak preview of the mailpile software which was funded with indigogo.

It was a totally mind opening event. Thank you FSCONS team!