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A Piece of History


The headline on today is “‘10,000 Firefox enthusiasts make history’,”: and quite rightly. This surely is the biggest gesture to date from the Open Source world. The story has been told so many times and I will not repeat it here. The full-spread ad looks like this

Full spread Firefox advertisement in NYT

and my name appears on the crossbar of the letter ‘f’ in ‘Firefox’, down the middle of the left page.

my name in Firefox advertisement in NYT

It’s a little ironic that, the first and second time in my life I actually pay for software (I know, shame on me), it is open source.

(the first time was for a “MikTeX”: CD)

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