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As One Association Closes, Another Network Begins

The Association For Free Software (AFFS) seems to have been finally wound up last week. So long, AFFS was Richard Smedley’s view of it. I actually left four years ago (when I wrote State of the AFFS – site currently … Continue reading

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Congratulations Peter Marks, UK Business Leader of the Year

As well as being a member of TTLLP, I’m a member of the Co-operative Group, which (amongst other things) runs the co-operative shops in areas where there is no regional cooperative society, including Weston-super-Mare and Worle. Congratulations to our Chief … Continue reading

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Timeclock Functions in my .emacs

I’ve a ton of stuff that I want to write up, but the business busy-ness I mentioned in Elect MEPs for Freedom Now continues unabated. I’ve a good business reason for publishing these Emacs snippets, so here we go… I … Continue reading

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UK Budget Day 2009 and other days…

The UK Budget is out. I’m pretty disappointed for TTLLP – the headlines for business look rather unhelpful to our co-op. It supports loss-making businesses – keeping our unsustainable competitors in business for longer, it spreads business rate up-rating – … Continue reading

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Three Releases: Debian, Co-op and Videos

Three things I really like have released recently:- Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“Lenny”): I installed it on a laptop the weekend before going to a conference and I’m really impressed. It installed fairly neatly and was good-looking (gtk installer from USB … Continue reading

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The South West RDA’s Business Stakeholder Conference: Shooting the Economic Rapids

I was at this event back in November and they’ve just emailed me this week to point out the speeches and some recordings are now available online. The appointed Regional Development Agency is getting more powerful as our indirectly-elected South … Continue reading

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Setting up and sustaining a global FOSS-based business (Ian Lynch)

Another Monday, start of the working week and I’m thinking about business again. Ian Lynch of The Learning Machine is a smart cookie who I’ve collaborated with before. He leads a free-software-based business which is very different from TTLLP’s cooperative … Continue reading

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