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Joining A Community Means Accepting Its Norms
From Wild WebMink

Joining A Community Means Accepting Its Norms

The progress of Microsoft towards acceptance into the open source community continues. The Azure team is definitely a force for good in the company, constantly...

Joining The Document Foundation Board
From Wild WebMink

Joining The Document Foundation Board

At the end of 2015 I was honoured to be elected to serve as a director of The Document Foundation — the charity that develops LibreOffice — for two years. The new...

Meshed Again In 2016
From Wild WebMink

Meshed Again In 2016

As of January 1st 2016, my main work focus is once again Meshed Insights Ltd., which we’ve kept ticking over during 2015.  Working at Wipro was an interesting experiment...

Winter Music
From Wild WebMink

Winter Music

If you’d like some music for the dark nights (& days) that’s not so “traditional”, try these albums: Strange Communion by Thea Gilmore (previously covered) Wild...

Answer to a Frequently Asked Question
From Wild WebMink

Answer to a Frequently Asked Question

Q: Which open source license is best? A: Unlike bilateral copyright licenses, which are negotiated between two parties and embody a truce between them for business...

Azure Loves Linux; What About Microsoft?
From Wild WebMink

Azure Loves Linux; What About Microsoft?

The news that Red Hat and Microsoft have reached an agreement about hosting Linux is very welcome. I am delighted for Red Hat here, and see this as a huge sign...

EU-US Safe Harbour For Personal Data Eliminated
From Wild WebMink

EU-US Safe Harbour For Personal Data Eliminated

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down an opinion declaring EU-US safe harbour for personal data invalid this morning. It has far-reaching implications...

On Equality
From Wild WebMink

On Equality

Extract from an imaginary equality policy: The only life experience any of us can truly know is ourself. We perceive others as objects outside ourselves, so it’s...

Remembering Payday
From Wild WebMink

Remembering Payday

Wanting to remember to run the payroll for my company, I was amazed to discover that Google Calendar does not offer any way to create a recurring calendar entry...

Blocking The Fields
From Wild WebMink

Blocking The Fields

Why mandating the impossible, even with the best of intentions, always leads to ruin if you follow through.

New Role At WiPro
From Wild WebMink

New Role At WiPro

I’ve news. Starting today, I will be working full time in a new role. I’m now a Director at the global consulting firm WiPro in their Open Source practice, advising...

Who Else Listens To Your TV?
From Wild WebMink

Who Else Listens To Your TV?

Samsung’s Smart TV listens to everything you say all the time you have voice control enabled. No surprise there. But Samsung’s Terms warn that it’s likely to be...

Legislating For Unicorns
From Wild WebMink

Legislating For Unicorns

When Julian Huppert MP (Lib-Dem) asked the Home Secretary Theresa May MP (Con) if banning encryption – as the Prime Minister had been interpreted as saying – is...

How To Safeguard Surveillance Laws
From Wild WebMink

How To Safeguard Surveillance Laws

This letter was published in the London Evening Standard on January 12th, 2015: I watch with alarm as, in the wake of the barbaric murders in France, politicians...

Any Revolution Can Be Repurposed
From Wild WebMink

Any Revolution Can Be Repurposed

In fact this memorial to one — three days of killing in Paris over free speech and blasphemy — has been: The July Column in the Place de la Bastille in Paris –...

Careless Stereotyping
From Wild WebMink

Careless Stereotyping

I’ve been privileged to travel widely, and have had conversations with educated people in several countries where Islam is the norm. On one visit to the Levant,...

Responding to terrorism
From Wild WebMink

Responding to terrorism

I am appalled and horrified by the wicked and murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Settling scores with violence is the recourse of ignorant, cowardly barbarians...

DLC 1: Hotel arrogance, the no-win laptop and more
From Wild WebMink

DLC 1: Hotel arrogance, the no-win laptop and more

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:Digital Life Clippings from week 1 Marriott will ban shareable WiFi if the FCC don’t let them block it – NYT –...

A Europe Of Treaties?
From Wild WebMink

A Europe Of Treaties?

I am no fan of elitist bureaucracy, but I am not a euro-sceptic. I am convinced the European Parliament and the civil service around it is close to the best available...

Digital Life Clippings – New Year’s News
From Wild WebMink

Digital Life Clippings – New Year’s News

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:Indian government blocks programming web sites, including archive.org and Github gists – TechCrunch – As if to...
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