Time for a dump of some lessons learnt from my blog posting “On Open Source and Open Competition in a not-so-Open World“.
Let me start by a recap of what the process looked from my point of view:
- My close colleague gets his visa rejected. He is a seasoned Australia visitor, so I assumed (and still assume) he knew what he was doing.
- We connect the dots between the rejection and an IM discussion from August 2008 (see comment #29 on my blog), related to competition and Sun employees being let into Australia. Due to the nature of how visa rejections work, I cannot prove this is the case (even with the additional …