Friday, September 7, 2012

The Linux Works: A New Linux Blog

I have a new Linux blog, one which will have articles I would have published at O'Reilly Broadcast (or O'Reilly News or Linux Dev Center) in the past. As most of you know, I wrote/blogged for O'Reilly about Linux from 2006 until May, 2012. O'Reilly's blog sites are still there but they've done away with Linux blogging. I've also written features for DistroWatch but my involvement in the development of a Linux distribution makes continuing there appear to be a conflict of interest. More on that soon.

I used to occasionally post about Linux or computing in general here but with all the political posting on the same blog there were some pretty nasty and negative comments. Some people just didn't understand that the two things were separate and had nothing to do with one another. Yes, both sets of posts represented my views, but on very different subjects that should not be conflated. To avoid that problem I've started The Linux Works.

As the disclaimer on that page makes clear, it is in no way endorsed or authorized by The Linux Foundation. It simply represents my experiences and opinions as a Linux professional who works with the Open Source operating system each and every day.

I'll also be rebooting this blog and my dormant pro-Israel/Zionist blog in the coming days. If you are reading this I hope you will take the time to read and comment on the various posts and articles. Enjoy!


Unknown said...

Bookmarked. :)

Robert Pogson said...

Good luck on your new Linux Works blog.

I am puzzled by your statment, "O'Reilly's blog sites are still there but they've done away with Linux blogging."

When I search for Linux, I find plenty of hits including yours. O'Reilly has done a lot to publicize and to promote GNU/Linux over the years.

Caitlyn Martin said...

Robert, if you look at Linux blogging on the O'Reilly sites you will find that the most recent post is my ROSA 2012 Marathon review from May. I was the last Linux blogger they had. They now have none and are considering eliminating blogging entirely. Yes, the existing material remains on the site but there is nothing new.

I agree that O'Reilly did a lot for Linux over the years. That was then and this is now. How many new Linux titles have they published this year? Last year? I think you get my point. It's sad, really.