Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for July 23

Chris Messina wins Google-O’Reilly Open Source Award

Via the Vidoop blog “We are very proud that Chris Messina (aka @factoryjoe), a recent addition to the Vidoop team, has recently received the award for ‘best community amplifier’. You can read about the history and see past winners at the Google-O’Reilly Open Source Awards – Hall of Fame but the general idea is…”

Legion of Talk – Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu & Space Travel: An Event Review « Link En Fuego

An exceedingly thorough play-by-play with Mark Shuttleworth during Legion of Talk.

Are Web 2.0 startups wasting their time with Web 2.0 early adopters?

Andrew Chen writes “The major point I will make here is that Techcrunch and related blogs reach an audience of early adopters, but these may not be the earlier adopters that you want. After all, what’s the point of launching a music startup on Techcrunch, for example, if your startup is primarily for the teen mass market?”

iPhoneDevCamp 2 – Portland Oregon at PCC Cascade Campus (Friday, August 1, 2008) – Upcoming

IPhoneDevCamp Portland will take place August 1st to 3rd on the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College. This will be a satellite event to the main event being held in San Francisco.

wp-openid 2.2.0 released

Will Norris of Vidoop has released version 2.2.0 of the OpenID plugin for WordPress. This version includes “support for Email Address to URL Transformation – now you can use an email address anywhere you normally use an OpenID.” EAUT!

The Community Ampflier | FactoryCity

Chris Messina writes “Inexplicably I was absent when they handed out the award, hanging out with folks at a Python/Django/jQuery drinkup down the street, but I’m humbled all the same… especially since I work on a day to day basis with such high caliber and incredible people without whom none of these projects would exist, would not have found success, and most importantly, would never have ever mattered in the first place.”