HTML5 support in Browse

One of the most exciting improvements in OLPC OS 12.1.0 is a revamped Browse activity: Browse, Wikipedia and Help have been moved from Mozilla to WebKit internally, as the Mozilla engine can no longer be embedded into other applications (like Browse) and Mozilla has...

HTML5 in Sugar

In my last blog post, I made the suggestion that Sugar integrate HTML5 more closely to allow for the creation of activities in standard Web technologies. The Karma Project has since been pointed out to me, and the demos look impressive. Unfortunately, its progress...
Why ‘Free and Open’ matters

Why ‘Free and Open’ matters

Adobe is dropping Linux support for their Adobe AIR development platform. To be honest, I don’t really care. Why? Because I’ve been careful enough to not tie my efforts to a proprietary platform. I’ve had several groups offer to write applications/activities for OLPC...

A bit of corporate indulgence…

Apologies for pimping my employer, but I became the subject of the inaugural ‘Meet the Team‘ portion of the BizCubed newsletter. It’s a good feeling knowing that you work for a company that actually cares about open source and open standards. For example, we sponsored...