Simon Willison's EuroOSCON report

Worth reading: Simon Willison’s “Things I learned at EuroOSCON." Bits that I found alternately interesting or alarming:

  • SVK … lets you mirror from, branch and commit patches back to Subversion, CVS, Perforce and more”

  • “If a worm locked your drive with a random password, it would be illegal under the DMCA to recover your files”

  • “PHP 6 (out next year) will probably have namespaces”

  • “The European broadcast flag proposals are even nastier than the US ones”

He also praises the “amazing” stuff some people are building with Rails – significant praise given that he’s one of the developers of Django.