Nov 07

I’m moderating a panel tomorrow on Innovation at the Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference and then jumping in my truck and driving up to San Francisco. I’ll be staying in the Bay Area for a month couch surfing and hitting various conferences and user groups. Here’s the tenative itinerary:

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If you’re in the Bay Area, drop me a line and let’s meet for lunch. My whole goal is to get “in the mix” and meet progressive tech people in the area and see what everyone is doing. We’re somewhat isolated from the real action down here in AZ and I’m looking forward to traveling around Silicon Valley to meet folks and spread the word about some of the great things that we’re doing with JumpBox.

5 Responses to “The Great San Francisco Roadtrip”

  1. hcgtv says:

    Hi,

    Just came across your JumpBox system, nice concept.

    Got one little question, on the product overview you list: Access for full application customization – as a paid option. As in I can’t get access to the bundled software to make changes unless I pay you a fee.

    Isn’t this against the GPL?

    “The source code must be the preferred form in which a programmer would modify the program. Deliberately obfuscated source code is not allowed.”

    Just need a clarification, thanks.

  2. It’s not a violation because the GPL simply requires that you provide the source code to anyone who asks for it. It’s that source code that can’t be obfuscated. We try really hard to not modify the applications we distribute and happily provide the source code for any of them when asked. Once you have the source code you’re free to modify and install it however you want. If you want to use a JumpBox installation to run the modified code then you’ll need an unlocked JumpBox which does require a fee, but we’re not charging you that fee for access to the source code.

  3. […] Exactly one month to the day from arriving in the Bay Area, I pulled in an hour ago to my driveway back home in Tempe. What a month! The pictures from the trip say more than I possibly could in a single blog post. I met a ton of wonderful people in the Bay and made some great connections for our company. Here’s some stats from the trip that are interesting: […]

  4. hcgtv says:

    Hi,

    Just came across your JumpBox system, nice concept.

    Got one little question, on the product overview you list: Access for full application customization – as a paid option. As in I can't get access to the bundled software to make changes unless I pay you a fee.

    Isn't this against the GPL?

    “The source code must be the preferred form in which a programmer would modify the program. Deliberately obfuscated source code is not allowed.”

    Just need a clarification, thanks.

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