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Interview with Sean Healy about the DITA-OP

Some time ago I have been contacted by Sean Healy, owner of Wild Bassin Media and editor at the DITA & XML Community of the Rockies, to do an interview about my DITA Open Platform project. Three weeks ago we finally made it and the podcast is now online.

It was my first time but Sean has been very nice to me. In the first part we talk about the history and the future of the DITA-OP and DITA and there will be a second podcast discussing cloud computing and social networks (other things I am currently working on).

Hope you will find it interresting :)

Image Credits: Seven Morris

DITA Open Platform

I am pleased to announce the first milestone of the DITA Open Platform version 1.0.0


This milestone is a test release in order to see if there is interest in the DITA community for what the DITA Open Platform project plans to offer. It is also a mean to collect suggestions and ideas from the community.

The goal of this project is to provide the DITA community with a free and easy-to-deploy DITA oriented production platform. It is targeted at small companies or teams that do not need a complete CMS solution.

This the first open-source project I launch and I hope the DITA community members will find interest in the initiative.

Random thoughts

2:30 am and I can’t sleep, my mind don’t stop to jump from though to though like a sparkle.

Thinking about Tibet, my new MacBook, product ideas, my future as a freelancer (with a f or a F?), DITA (not von teese) and my future ex-job.

About Tibet I think I will have to write something but I still need more accurate and unbiased documentation. Actually the topic is pretty hot at Home (my girlfriend Yang being Chinese).

I am thinking about twitter as well, I have been hesitating a long time before subscribing and now I am lurking around, following a few people (mostly Lausanne/Geneva citizens and two or three others like Robert Scoble or Guy Kawasaki) and asking myself “how come some of these people can blog, qwik, seesmic, twitter, attend conferences and whatnot and actually have a real life ?”

I mean, did they followed Tim Ferris advices and got a GetFriday monthly plan? I still miss something that’s for sure…

Anyway, someone posted a link to something I was looking for: xootr, a scooter with brakes (they have a european distributor) now let’s go see if I can order one :)