The lecture given during August Penguin 2012 by Shachar Shemesh about the life cycle and eventual closing of business of Lingnu is now online (in Hebrew). The slides (in PDF format) are available here, and the YouTube video is here.
On a personal note, I hope that the, mostly wonderful, experience of starting a business will yield some insight, and will help others.
Former CEO of Lingnu Open Source Consulting Ltd.
We thank you for your interest. Sadly, at this Lingnu Open Source Consulting Ltd is not accepting new clients.
Lingnu was founded in 2003 by Shachar Shemesh, one of the leaders of the Israeli open source community. Prior to founding Lingnu, Shachar headed the security focus team at Check Point Software Technologies, one of the world leaders in firewall technologies. Shachar is also a founding member and a board member of Hamakor - an Israeli non-profit organization promoting Free Software.
The company provides know-how in core development, as well as bridging the gap between the corporate world and the decentralized open source community environment. Our wide expertise can provide the reliability and stability of payed support in a world that is based on a volunteering community.
- December 29th, 2010 - Original article
- December 30th, 2010 - Fix broken Windows install
- January 23rd, 2011 - Draft 2 of the standard, fix errors in Linux and Mac installation instructions.
- March 9th, 2011 – Draft 3.
The Standards Institute of Israel is in the midst of working of a new version for SI1452, of which the current version is labeled "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY- HEBREW-LATIN KEYBOARD LAYOUT FOR COMPUTERS" (in Hebrew). The new standard, at least at it current draft, maintains the first two shift levels (i.e. - unshifted Hebrew keyboard and with the Shift key held as a US style keyboard) as they are, but moves and redefines the 3rd and 4th levels (ALT-GR and ALT-GR + Shift) to contain diacritics, currency, cantillation and miscellaneous other marks. Lingnu is providing implementations of this draft for all major operating systems to solicit comments under the "release early, release often" paradigm.