[sf-lug] Introduction

jim stockford jim at well.com
Tue Jul 25 14:29:14 PDT 2006

cool, thanks!
can you compare ruby and python?

On Jul 24, 2006, at 10:42 PM, Asheesh Laroia wrote:

> I've been coming to the last couple of SF-LUG meetings, so I thought 
> I'd
> introduce myself to the list.  I'm a technology intern at Creative 
> Commons
> this summer, and I'm heading back to Rochester, NY, on August 12.
> Creative Commons is an SF-based non-profit that offers licenses to 
> content
> creators in much the same way that the Free Software foundation offers
> licenses to software creators: to build a commonly available,
> usable-without-asking-permission body of work the community can build
> upon.  Our website is at http://creativecommons.org/.  We offer more
> degrees of freedom than FSF, believing strongly in creators' choices 
> as to
> how much control they want to retain.  The project was founded by Larry
> Lessig of Stanford, if any of you know the name.
> One neat thing we offer is a search portal for freely-reusable content;
> that's available at http://creativecommons.org/find/.
> I've been working in Python mostly.  Lately I've had to cross-reference
> Squid logs against Apache ones to build a profile of how people are 
> using
> our search tools.  My major project has been querying search engines to
> see how our licenses are being used and building a flexible reporting
> engine for that data.  All the work I've done is available in the 
> cctools
> SourceForge repository under the GPL version 2; I'll mail the list once
> more when the results of our license usage survey are on the Web.
> Also, I wanted to say thanks to the gracious soul who drove me back 
> from
> the BayLISA event at Yahoo! last week.  I lost your email address, so
> please email me off-list. (-:
> In early September I'll be returning to university in Baltimore.  I'm 
> on
> the board of http://www.acm.jhu.edu/ , and we also plan to run a 
> Software
> Freedom Day event; hopefully we can cross-pollinate ideas!
> -- Asheesh.
> -- 
> You learn to write as if to someone else because NEXT YEAR YOU WILL BE
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