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Blog posts for October 2009

First they ignore you...

Here is a great video on Open Source, by RedHat: "Truth Happens". Have you already seen it?

The "I Love My Company" Race

Last Saturday Thomas Mortagne, Thomas Éveilleau, Jean-Vincent and I took part to a running race named "J'aime mon entreprise", which translates as "I love my company" in English.

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It was most of a best effort thing than anything else since we didn't really expect to win the competition. Although JV started running again on a regular basis a couple months ago and Thomas ran the Berlin marathon 2 weeks ago, we're not exactly rock-star runners.

The race is a relay between 4 runners. Each runner runs a 2km lap around a park in the south of Paris. I took the start:

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I tried keeping up with the top runners but I couldn't secure any better than the 10th spot. I was left breathless by the time I passed the relay to Thomas Mortagne:

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It took me a while to get back in shape (I must admit I had slept only 4 hours the prior night since I spent most of it watching the second season of Dexter):

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Thomas ran his own lap slightly slower than he had run his warm-up lap because the warm-up tired him - so much for the benefits of preparation! He passed the relay to Jean-Vincent:

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And fell to the ground shortly thereafter:

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While JV started his own run:

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JV comleted his lap in 8 minutes 20 seconds (he was the only one who was lucky enough to get timed) and stopped for some rest:

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Thomas completed his lap despite suffering from a slight knee injury he sustained while completng the Berlin marathon 2 weeks ago:

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He also fell to the ground for the traditional period of rest:

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We didn't get to know what was our final ranking but we all had a good time running as a team. We were definitely not in the top 3 but we didn't finish last either.

Running the race earned us the right to go and spend the afternoon at the Auquaboulevard, a large waterpark:

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What are your main Open Source personalities?

The French online magazine, Le Journal du Net, has just established a list of the 10 main personalities of the Open Source domain. Among them, we can find:

My questions are the following:

  • Are these people really great figures of the Open Source domain? (I suppose the opinion might be different)
  • if not (for some of them), who would you see in this list/in their place?

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