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Joshua Montgomery

Mycroft Mark II Architecture Change
BlogCrowdfunding
March 20, 2019

Mark II Architecture Change – A Note from the CEO

Architecture Change on Mycroft Mark II Mycroft Community and Backers, We set out in January 2018 to provide a smart speaker for the Mycroft ecosystem with a graphic display and…
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BlogThought Leadership
March 1, 2019

Closed Platform Deprecation – Beware the Google Graveyard

In 2005 I set out to build my dream internet service provider (ISP). I wanted to provide a service that had ultra-fast connectivity, reflective speeds (the same speed up/down), no…
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The first GDPR fine has been levied against google for targeting users for data
BlogNewsThought Leadership
February 13, 2019

Google Targeting Users for Data – The First GDPR Privacy Fine

Google is a modern day oracle. Like the flawed heroes of tragedy, we ask it to answer our questions, solve our problems and tell us “why”. Ask Google how to…
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In this Mycroft Mark II update, we cover hardware and software progress.
Blog
February 1, 2019

Mark II Update: January 2019 Current Progress

We’re late.  Our team was pushing pretty hard to get the Mark II out in December and, clearly, that didn’t happen. The good news is that the hardware is largely…
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Red Hat Acquired by IBM in a $34B deal
NewsThought Leadership
October 31, 2018

A Double-Edged Sword: Red Hat Acquired by IBM

In 2018 there isn’t a lot of cooperation in the United States between red and blue, but yesterday IBM (Big Blue) announced it was acquiring Open Source giant Red Hat…
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Challenges for Open Source Software are many but a big one is surviving as a project or becoming a product.
BlogThought Leadership
October 17, 2018

Small Projects vs. Big Products – Challenges for Open Source Software

I’ve always been a bit jealous of Mike Muuss. Mike was the author of a prolific Open Source Software tool that is used by millions of network administrators around the…
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