Serving your ass like John McEnroe since 2001!
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My name is Steve Mallett. I’m best known for owning, running, blogging, and running OSDir.com (est. 2001-ish), a +10000! world-wide, Alexa world-wide traffic ranked website about open source & linux. OSDir is in fact the main reason for the creation of Inevitable really.
I’m the caretaker for opensource.org, was a blog editor and ‘sort of all round idea guy’ at O’ReillyNet for a while, OSDir.com was a affiliate site of the O’Reilly Network, and inadvertently had digg.com create the bury feature after being sport-humped in their first ever lynch-mobbing (wrongly I should add) & subsequent kiss and make up sesssion.
I co-ordinated the creation of the Google/O’Reilly Open Source Awards with Chris DiBona (google) which turned into an annual thing.
If I hadn’t just sold it in Dec ‘07 I’d be telling you that one of my pet projects, and shit storms, de.lirio.us was a part of Inevitable. de.lirio.us was not a total miserable failure at making a point about community built (“Web 2.0”) websites and who gets to keep all the goodies. Modeled site del.icio.us did end up permitting what is now called data portablity, or datalibre as I called it. blah blah…
So… I’ve been around a little while, seen a few things, learned a few lessons the hard way, and will move forward with one success for every ten failures. Quickly though, I hope.
Our kiva page. Kiva helps entrepreneurs loan funds to other entrepreneurs in the developing world. We’re pleased to be successful enough to help out.
I also have a BBA from the University of New Brunswick.