Omea is open to the community

TweetNow that Michael has publicly posted the official news in the Confluence wiki for Omea and in the newsgroups (i.e. coyly here via a three-part post featuring Esperanto and Alice in Wonderland), I want to also draw attention to this important open source event: I caught word of this milestone coming via Jeff Loftus. […]

An open letter to Jetbrains about Omea

Tweet From: Craig RandallSent: 5/30/2007 7:45:19 PMNewsgroups: jetbrains.omniamea.eap, jetbrains.omea.reader,, jetbrains.omea.devSubject: When will the source finally become open for Omea? Omea Team- Many months ago Jetbrains announced that Omea was going open source. However, to date the source is still entirely closed. There has been very little explanation about the lack of follow-through (timely or […]

Open source Omea!

TweetEarlier today JetBrains Omea Development Lead, Michael Gerasimov, made it public and official: “After collecting your opinions and having long internal discussions, we have finally decided to move both Omea Reader and Omea Pro into the open source domain.” Michael had alerted me to this excellent news privately before the newsgroup-based announcement, but once again […]

An open source Omea?

TweetNow that Michael Gerasimov, one of the last remaining Omea developers at JetBrains, has gone public on the newsgroup with the state of affairs at JetBrains concerning Omea, I can comment here. While JetBrains may receive more revenue and recognition from its IntelliJ IDEA product (e.g. leading edge refactoring support in a Java IDE), Omea represents a […]

About open community – a tale of two tools

TweetWhen you take a step back from a community for spell after being in the thick of it for some time, it’s interesting to see what you find upon return. In this case, I’m referring to the .NET community and there are two stories that I want to highlight: Documentation automation Decompilation Town of NDoc […]