Announcing the “20 days to OpenRasta” project

As some of you already know, I’m very excited that OpenRasta is being presented at Mix10 in Vegas by none other than the talented Kyle Baley. As I’ve not realised the 2.0 RTM bits yet, I thought it’d be great if we could release a fresh 2.0 RTM build for the occasion.

This is a call to action to the users, adorers and believers: OpenRasta needs you!

In the next 20 days, starting from this Friday, let’s try and all commit some of our time to OpenRasta in one way or another. There’s a lot to be done and focused on, from the new web site, to updates to the code base, to enhancing the documentation.

To participate, just join the mailing list, find something interesting you’d like to be doing, and commit to work on it on a certain day.

On top of that, from this weekend, I’ll be organizing a code-a-thon on either day, with anyone that cares to join me for a day of pure pair programming coding on some of the OpenRasta code-base. Want to see extensible authentication done? Donate your day, we’ll have coffee and lunch and lots of code! Not in London? We’ll use Skype. No excuse!

As for me, I hereby promise to start posting a videocast a day for 20 days. Provided we have somewhere to host the videos and someone can help out with the encoding!

I’ll update this post with all the commitments that were made to help get a new release out of the door in time for Mix.


OpenRasta 2.0 release party!

The time is upon us, for a release and for a party to celebrate it.

Come and join all the UK OpenRasta users, it’s on the 12th of December and in Central London.

Go register on the eventbrite site now, quick!


Derivative work for speakers, or a guide on how to use my content

I realize I’ve never clarified what you can or cannot do with my slides and my talks. So here’s a clarification for anyone that wishes to inspire themselves from my work (aka derivative works) or reuse them.

I do not release my presentations, the videos or the content / slides under any kind of open-source license. Not even creative commons. Presentations take a while to build, structure and mature, and this cost me money. If you’re going to use them, you’re effectively using my work.

Now, I’m not anal about how you use the content, it’s written to benefit the community. However, ff you want to create a derivative work, or even re-present my presentations, I’m happy for you to do so provided the following conditions are met:

  • The original work author is to be named (that’s me), together with my company name (that’s Caffeine IT).
  • It would be terribly appreciated to link to the original content, or my blog, or both.
  • You notify me that you’re going to use the content, or created a derivative work.

If you have any issue with any of that, don’t hesitate to send me an email we can chat about it.