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The Best SLA I’ve Seen In A While

My first company, Feld Technologies, didn’t have contracts. Instead, we had a one page PSA (professional services agreement) that spelled out in English that we charged $X per hour, would do our best, and our invoices were due upon receipt.  We never had a single legal issue with a client, although we had a number…

Which Web Services Should Gnip Integrate Next?

Gnip has completed the latest version of their schema and is now about to embark on a campaign to integrate at least 100 services by mid year.  They’ve decided that rather than simply choosing them by themselves, they’d crowd source the process.  There are currently over 350 web services in consideration with more being added…

The Re-Rise of Open Source

Kevin Kelleher’s article on GigaOm this morning titled 2009: Year of the Hacker made me think back to the rise of open source after the Internet crash of 2001.  In the aftermath of the crash, many experienced software developers were out of work for a period of time ranging from weeks to years.  Some of them…