Off-topic: Why can't I have this job?

My job requires work, while my brother-in-law gets to hang out with rich and famous sports stars while dressing them in Calle clothes. I call 'Foul!'

I wake up at 5:30 AM to write this blog, then spend the rest of the day (and sometimes evening) working my day job at Alfresco, an open-source applications company.

Meanwhile, my brother-in-law, Josh Robbins, taunts me by sending pictures of him chumming around with Thierry Henry (FC Barcelona), Ryan Babel (Liverpool FC), Alessandro del Piero (Juventus), Mathieu Flamini (AC Milan), Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), and others at a Steve Nash Foundation event. His job? He's director of finance at Calle, a cool street soccer sporting goods manufacturer that he helped found.

Yes, I did get to meet Cesc Fabregas on a trip to London a few years back, but I'm still wishing that I got to dress up sports stars in cool sports gear rather than shelling out $100 to $600 to watch these same stars kick balls around whenever I go to London.

I believe in divine retribution, and I'm earnestly praying for Josh to get some. Soon.

Or maybe I should simply stop writing about low-cost, open-source software and focus on the bling? Microsoft has an executive box at the Emirates Stadium where Arsenal plays. I got to sit in it once for the opening match of the 2007/08 season. Perhaps if I agree to say something nice about Microsoft once every few weeks, they'll invite me back.

Or not.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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