In case you want to learn how to convince your fellows installing Ubuntu, have a look at this great Japanese comic - translated completely with open source software only! (source files)
Thanks to ETH Life I can now send my mom a link which describes the content of one my dissertation papers! Maybe now that she understands what I was doing the last three years she’ll forgive me that I didn’t study meteorology but some nerdy geeks ;)
Why volunteers are programming for Nokia free of charge
Nokia has had volunteer developers carry out parts of the programming for one of its new devices. The developers worked free of charge, and in return Nokia had to offer up some of its trade secrets. A study carried out by ETH Zurich examines whether this is a win-win situation for both parties and looks at the motivation on both sides.
Warum Freiwillige gratis für Nokia programmieren
Für ein neues Gerät liess Nokia Programmteile von freiwilligen Entwicklern entwerfen. Diese arbeiteten gratis, dafür musste Nokia Einblick in Betriebsgeheimnisse gewähren. Eine ETH-Studie untersucht, ob das eine Win-win-Situation für beide ist und welche Motivation für beide Parteien dahinter steckt.
Our Nokia article was at the ETH Life front page during an entire day: