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MyGOSSCon Slides
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MyGOSSCon Slides

I gave a presentation yesterday in Malaysia on the forces driving change in open source; here are the slides.

Open Rights Group Maturing
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Open Rights Group Maturing

In the space of a few weeks, the Open Rights Group (where I’m a volunteer director) has gone through a growth spurt, winning an award for campaigning work, launching...

Cause and Effect
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Cause and Effect

Why do people take actions that actually make things worse as they attempt to solve complex problems? I was interviewed Monday for an upcoming documentary called...

Open, Free and Commercial
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Open, Free and Commercial

"Open" is never used honestly to mean "non-commercial". "Open" means no permission required; only salesmen pretend otherwise.— Simon Phipps (@webmink) November...

Finessing Stallman’s Pragmatism
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Finessing Stallman’s Pragmatism

Not a title that you might expect to see, but Richard Stallman has indeed posted a pragmatic proposal for dealing with software patents – to limit enforceability...

Does Rooting Void Your Warranty?
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Does Rooting Void Your Warranty?

Find out on ComputerWorldUK

Driving Open Source
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Driving Open Source

Here’s my interview with this month’s Oracle Java Magazine about the forces driving open source and the need for open source skills.

Downloads Prove There Are Downloaders
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Downloads Prove There Are Downloaders

And nothing more. My experience at Sun showed me that, when you use downloads as a metric for project success, you’re missing the point and perhaps trying to distract...

Open Means No Patents
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Open Means No Patents

I’m delighted with the definitions the UK Government has chosen for “open source” and “open standards” in their new Open Standards Principles. They are using OSI...

Air New Zealand Goes Hobbit
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Air New Zealand Goes Hobbit

Their safety video is the first I’ve actually wanted to watch all the way to the end…

Triangulation And Butter
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Triangulation And Butter

Why should we care about protecting small items of personal data, such as our date of birth, parents’ names, post code and so on? Why does it matter when we’re...

Living No Longer Easy
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Living No Longer Easy

Summer Time has ended in Europe. That means no more fish jumpin’, daddy is definitely not rich and it would not be politic to comment on mamma. In addition, meeting...

CDB: Not Dead Yet
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CDB: Not Dead Yet

This zombie bill no politician seems able to kill is a pandora's box that will lead to a public panopticon.

Why I Left My Macbook For A Chromebook
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Why I Left My Macbook For A Chromebook

Maybe it’s just a lustful fling, but for now, the only laptop in my life is my 3G Chromebook. Read about it on InfoWorld.

Follow The Frog
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Follow The Frog

Love this video. Pass it on.

FLOSS Weekly on Baserock
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FLOSS Weekly on Baserock

I was co-host on today’s FLOSS Weekly episode, about the Baserock continuous integration system for Linux (and also the amazing 8 CPU/32 core Baserock Slab server...

Concentration of Power
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Concentration of Power

Hearing that Amazon had remotely wiped someone’s Kindle, I decided to investigate and find out if it had actually happened. It hadn’t, but what had happened instead...

About OSI
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About OSI

I recorded a short interview explaining OSI Membership while I was at Open World Forum. Thanks to openworldforum.tv for the opportunity to tell people how to join...

South Tyrol Soon
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South Tyrol Soon

Coming up on 16th November:  SFSCon in Bolzano, Italy. While we wait for the details, here’s a reminder of what the place is like:  

Be Still With Me
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Be Still With Me

Imogen Heap’s new song is probably the best so far on her gradually-emerging new album. Personally I’m ready for some “still” time.
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