I haven't been writing so much over the last few weeks. There are good reasons for it, but nothing that would particularly interest my average reader. Rest to say that I am living in interesting times. There's nothing really bad going on, but interesting nonetheless.
There are a few things I'm tinkering with that I'll share later. Today I came across Simon Phipps' article, Vert.x's journey teaches invaluable governance lesson. Essentially, Vert.x is a project that provides a framework running on a Java Virtual Machine that lets you write polyglot applications. You can write your code in a number of different languages and even mix and match code. (You've heard of Spanglish?)
That is interesting unto itself and worth looking at... especially in these days where there are many different applications requirements and disciplines that all really need to mesh together.
The most interesting bit in this case is how the project reached a point where it needed an independent home, separate from any specific commercial interest which could continue to keep the project open. They chose the Eclipse Project as a home over Apache, primarily because Eclipse has a very business-friendly background. (Certainly Apache has worked with applications that have significant business interest, but in this case Eclipse edged out a little.)
I don'thave much to add to Simon's article. It's worth a read, especially by those who view open-source development as some sort of lawless software wasteland.
Soon I'll tell you some of what I've been discovering about the OpenShot video editor. I just may start using this for some things. (Though I still think Cinerella is pretty cool.)