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David Eaves
Re: Design Matters: Looking at a Re-themed Bugzilla - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"I know... Common Look and Feel (CLF). The dead zone of good design." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Design Matters: Looking at a Re-themed Bugzilla - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Hi Matej, This is hardly scientific, but pretty much everyone at Mozilla I've shown it to has indicated a preference for the ActiveState version. There are also several Mozilla employees who used to work at ActiveState who were the ones recommending this to me. So, I'm sure there would be those who would find moving to be a challenge, but my sense is that heavy users are the biggest fans as, well, they use it the most so a better UI helps them the most." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Design Matters: Looking at a Re-themed Bugzilla - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Hi Matej, This is hardly scientific, but pretty much everyone at Mozilla I've shown it to has indicated a preference for the ActiveState version. There are also several Mozilla employees who used to work at ActiveState who were the ones recommending this to me. So, I'm sure there would be those who would find moving to be a challenge, but my sense is that heavy users are the biggest fans as, well, they use it the most so a better UI helps them the most." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Shared IT Services across the Canadian Government – three opportunities - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Canuck - completely agree. It's a fine line you have to draw to make this work. I think there are examples that swing all directions (total failure, to large savings and improved outcomes) but generally the stuff you point is the right starting point - which is what the government announcement has focused on. As Chris points out... a lot of people will be watching this closely." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Shared IT Services across the Canadian Government – three opportunities - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Canuck - completely agree. It's a fine line you have to draw to make this work. I think there are examples that swing all directions (total failure, to large savings and improved outcomes) but generally the stuff you point is the right starting point - which is what the government announcement has focused on. As Chris points out... a lot of people will be watching this closely." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Open Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"My guess, is the rate of car ownership in Brazil and/or amount of sugar based bio-diesel produced. When I get more time I'll see if I can dig up some stats. In the interim check out this chart. From 2003-08 car ownership went from 23 to 30M in Brazil. With growth of 31%(!!!) in 2008 and 29% in 2007." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Open Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"My guess, is the rate of car ownership in Brazil and/or amount of sugar based bio-diesel produced. When I get more time I'll see if I can dig up some stats. In the interim check out this chart. From 2003-08 car ownership went from 23 to 30M in Brazil. With growth of 31%(!!!) in 2008 and 29% in 2007." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Open Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Thank you for the comment Beth. I don't really think we are in disagreement. My point is that by sharing the data more widely it increases the likelihood that it will fall into the hands of someone with useful additive knowledge." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Open Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Thank you for the comment Beth. I don't really think we are in disagreement. My point is that by sharing the data more widely it increases the likelihood that it will fall into the hands of someone with useful additive knowledge." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Open Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Hi Brad, I think the point of the graph was to show that all the commodities except sugar track the price of oil... -- www.eaves.ca @daeaves" - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Open Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Hi Brad, I think the point of the graph was to show that all the commodities except sugar track the price of oil... -- www.eaves.ca @daeaves" - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: How Dirty is Your Data? Greenpeace Wants the Cloud to be Greener - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Hi Daniel - I don't think Greenpeace has ignored Google's work on green energy, they did give them a "B" on mitigation strategy - the highest mark on offer." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: How Dirty is Your Data? Greenpeace Wants the Cloud to be Greener - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Hi Daniel - I don't think Greenpeace has ignored Google's work on green energy, they did give them a "B" on mitigation strategy - the highest mark on offer." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Lessons for Open Source Communities: Making Bug Tracking More Efficient - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Good to know Tyler - when I looked at the bug, it was labelled as "New" so I thought it hadn't been patched. Should its state be changed?" - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Lessons for Open Source Communities: Making Bug Tracking More Efficient - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Good to know Tyler - when I looked at the bug, it was labelled as "New" so I thought it hadn't been patched. Should its state be changed?" - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Lessons for Open Source Communities: Making Bug Tracking More Efficient - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Thanks Roland, not sure what happened there. Should be fixed now." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Lessons for Open Source Communities: Making Bug Tracking More Efficient - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Thanks Roland, not sure what happened there. Should be fixed now." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Why I’m Struggling with Google+ - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Hi _witt, thank you for the comment. I'm aware Gmail supports multiple accounts and that you can flip between accounts - that's how I'm able to use Google+. This however, does not address the balkanization problem I raise in the post. cheers, dave" - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Why I’m Struggling with Google+ - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Hi _witt, thank you for the comment. I'm aware Gmail supports multiple accounts and that you can flip between accounts - that's how I'm able to use Google+. This however, does not address the balkanization problem I raise in the post. cheers, dave" - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Why I’m Struggling with Google+ - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Hi dmonzel - Good thoughts! Thank you for posting them here. I understand that twitter lists and google circles are different and allow for more nuanced sharing, the problem is that personally, I find it hard to imagine managing those circles - moving people in and out of them as my life evolves. I don't do it on facebook because it is too much of a drag. I see that it is simpler to do with Google+ but, for me, still not worth the investment and upkeep. Maybe that will change. I can see the Google+ could operate more as conversations... but I'm not really sure that's what I want. It adds that functionality at the expense of information density, which presently, is much more important to me." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Why I’m Struggling with Google+ - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Hi dmonzel - Good thoughts! Thank you for posting them here. I understand that twitter lists and google circles are different and allow for more nuanced sharing, the problem is that personally, I find it hard to imagine managing those circles - moving people in and out of them as my life evolves. I don't do it on facebook because it is too much of a drag. I see that it is simpler to do with Google+ but, for me, still not worth the investment and upkeep. Maybe that will change. I can see the Google+ could operate more as conversations... but I'm not really sure that's what I want. It adds that functionality at the expense of information density, which presently, is much more important to me." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: The State of Open Data Licenses in Canada and where to go from here - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Hi Rob, I actually don't think the OGL is the best option, it is only the best option for you as a group (see more below). That said, I've got a ton of respect for the work you are doing and know you want a common license as well (which is why it was great Ottawa didn't create its own license. I find the CIPPIC report problematic on at least one level. It is unclear to me why they are talking about Copyright for almost the first half of the document. Canadian law has already determined that you cannot copyright data or facts. All you can do is copyright the structure of data - if you choose to - which the cities don't need to do if they don't want to. Indeed on page 8 of the report they note that the PDDL "...only covers copyright for facts where the jurisdiction provides for such copyright protection." Canada is a jurisdiction where facts cannot be copyrighted - therefor talking about copyright law should not form part of the assessment. I'm very open to being told I'm wrong about..." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: The State of Open Data Licenses in Canada and where to go from here - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Hi Rob, I actually don't think the OGL is the best option, it is only the best option for you as a group (see more below). That said, I've got a ton of respect for the work you are doing and know you want a common license as well (which is why it was great Ottawa didn't create its own license. I find the CIPPIC report problematic on at least one level. It is unclear to me why they are talking about Copyright for almost the first half of the document. Canadian law has already determined that you cannot copyright data or facts. All you can do is copyright the structure of data - if you choose to - which the cities don't need to do if they don't want to. Indeed on page 8 of the report they note that the PDDL "...only covers copyright for facts where the jurisdiction provides for such copyright protection." Canada is a jurisdiction where facts cannot be copyrighted - therefor talking about copyright law should not form part of the assessment. I'm very open to being told I'm wrong about..." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: The State of Open Data Licenses in Canada and where to go from here - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"+1 to the that Leroy. At the very minimum it needs some serious rethinking. But the United States has survived, some would even say prospered for a couple hundred years without crown copyright (and no licensing at all) for government materials. I think Canada and other countries can make it work too." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: The State of Open Data Licenses in Canada and where to go from here - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"+1 to the that Leroy. At the very minimum it needs some serious rethinking. But the United States has survived, some would even say prospered for a couple hundred years without crown copyright (and no licensing at all) for government materials. I think Canada and other countries can make it work too." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Province of BC launches Open Data Catalog: What works - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Guest - I'd heard of the Township of Langley's opendata portal and am remiss for not mentioning it. I had not heard that Winnipeg was sharing their GTFS data under the PDDL. That is great! I also agree that the Feds have taken a half-measure regarding their license, but feel that charge is unfair against BC. No one accuses the UK government of taking a half-measure, indeed, most people cite them as the leader in the space, so given that the BC government has adopted the same license, and given the progressive nature of that license, I believe this to be very much a step in the right direction and not a half-measure at all." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: Province of BC launches Open Data Catalog: What works - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Guest - I'd heard of the Township of Langley's opendata portal and am remiss for not mentioning it. I had not heard that Winnipeg was sharing their GTFS data under the PDDL. That is great! I also agree that the Feds have taken a half-measure regarding their license, but feel that charge is unfair against BC. No one accuses the UK government of taking a half-measure, indeed, most people cite them as the leader in the space, so given that the BC government has adopted the same license, and given the progressive nature of that license, I believe this to be very much a step in the right direction and not a half-measure at all." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: The Audacity of Shaw: How Canada’s Internet just got Worse - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"David Eaves here. Beltzner is my friend, a stand up guy with a lot of integrity and... definitely not an employee of Shaw." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: The Audacity of Shaw: How Canada’s Internet just got Worse - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"David Eaves here. Beltzner is my friend, a stand up guy with a lot of integrity and... definitely not an employee of Shaw. Also, I feel like a person from Shaw has identified themselves and has been pretty stand up as well. I dont agree with the companies choice (although understand why they made it) and want everyone here to feel respected." - David Eaves
David Eaves
Re: The Audacity of Shaw: How Canada’s Internet just got Worse - http://eaves.ca/2011...
"Fernando, I'm aware that all sorts of content already gets blocked (like Hulu) and I find that frustrating too. I've got to balance the thrust of the argument and keeping it readable for people with exploring in detail every issue. Sorry if that made me lose credibility - but those are the choices I have to make. As for your last point. I couldn't disagree more. I want there business to be driven by speed and cost and let those who offer services on top of the network to compete on quality of content and type. Mixing the two creates the worst incentives. So should there be advantages to being a Shaw customer? Yes, they should be speed and cost. But we may just have a very different vision of what internet access should look like." - David Eaves
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