February 27th, 2012

Announcing Collabograte!

I’m happy to announce the open source Collabograte project, an integration platform for collaboration components!

https://github.com/kartiksubbarao/collabograte/

Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/collabograte collabograte@googlegroups.com

Collabograte helps you integrate collaboration components in your IT environment. Currently, it supports the following software packages:

Cyrus IMAP ejabberd INN MediaWiki OpenLDAP Postfix Sympa WordPress

Collabograte provides a reference virtual machine implementation that includes […]

September 8th, 2009

Transforming Your Company with Open Source — LinuxCon 2009

Update: 9/28/2009: Added slides

Here are the slides from my LinuxCon 2009 presentation on ways to transform your organization with open source. It builds on insights from Open Source and Interdependent IT and many other areas.

Transforming Your Company with Open Source

Make sure to browse through the notes for the slides as well. You […]

August 31st, 2009

Open Source and Interdependent IT

In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presents a maturity continuum that progresses from dependence, to independence, and then to interdependence.

Dependence, Independence and Interdependence

Covey concisely observes: “Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own effort. Interdependent people combine […]

July 13th, 2009

Exporting del.icio.us blog links to OPML

I manage my bookmarks in del.icio.us, and tag the ones that are blogs with the blog tag (in addition to subject-related tags). When I want to try out a new blog reader, I can easily export my bookmarked blogs to OPML, using the additional tags as first-level subcategories. If the RSS feed for a given […]

July 9th, 2009

Improving the Alltop Experience

I’ve been using Alltop for a while, and have found it to be pretty impressive. First, take a look at this creatively produced 90-second video overview:

Go to alltop.com, and then pick a topic at random. What you see, almost (I’ll come back to that later) as far as your eye can travel on […]

March 5th, 2009

Managing Twitter Groups with del.icio.us tags

Update: 6/22/2009: TweetDeck now supports group-synchronization as a built in feature.

I’ve recently started to use Twitter and have been impressed with the TweetDeck client. It has a great user interface and makes it very easy to follow different groups of people in multiple visual columns.

One of the first tweets I saw was from […]