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A few days ago Damien Mulley and Maman Poulet posted that Something.ie was stealing their content. I didn’t pay much attention at the time but at first glance it seemed like they were complaining about their RSS feed being syndicated. RSS feeds are meant to be syndicated - Google and technorati do the same thing right?
Then today, Something.ie published a response making much the same argument. They argue that they are simply syndicating the RSS feed and that they are no different to other aggregators such as Politics in Ireland
I’ve built a few aggregators in the past so, having an interest in this area , I took a closer look. And it seems to me that Something.ie are on the wrong side of what’s acceptable etiquette for aggregating RSS feeds. Here’s why…
I moved to Sligo over a month ago. One of my first and most important tasks was to get broadband into my new appartment. I had 2 options: 1) wireless broadband from Fastcom or 2) DSL from Eircom (It’s possible to get DSL from other providers but since Eircom are the only providers of phone lines it seemed like too much hassle). I was keen to get DSL since I’d had quality of service issues with wireless broadband when I lived in Dublin.
Barcamp Galway finally came around on Saturday. I enjoyed the day. Thanks to all the attendees, presenters, panelists, sponsors etc for making it work.
We had somewhere between 40 and 50 attendees on the day. There were 17 talks and 3 panel discussions. We had 3 rooms, 2 with talks going all day and 1 for breakout sessions. Conn Ó Muíneacháin set up a live stream for one of the rooms. We used a jaiku channel for live updates throughout the day.
See the wiki for a list of talks and attendees. So far there are 12 talks, 1 panel discussion and around 70 attendees listed on the wiki. There will also be plenty of scope for breakout sessions, discussions and panels on the day.
Hope to see you there!
Barcamp Galway is fast approaching
The second Galway OpenCoffee club will be on this Friday (August 3rd) at 11am in the Forster Court Hotel. I’ll be there, as will David Lenehan of Polldaddy and hopefully a few others too (the last one had 7 attendees). There is a group and event posted on upcoming. If you’re coming along sign up for the upcoming event or let me know.
I went to the Ruby Ireland meetup in Dublin last night (I had to deliver some books). I left Galway at 3:30pm and got back at 1:30am. That’s a long way to go to talk about ruby but it was fun. It was great to meet up with people I hadn’t seen for a while again and meet some of the others that I only know from online. Still I didn’t get to talk to a lot of the people there - hopefully I’ll make it down to some more in the next few months.