EC erects toll booth for Microsoft’s open source rivals – The Register explains why the EU ruling, while seemingly bad
Our friends at Downhill Battle have launched yet another wonderful project, BannedMusic.org. The basic idea is that when
Hey folks, we’re really excited about attending the Internet Commons Congress tomorrow… Nelson Pavlosky of the SCDC (that’s me!) will be speaking on the Digital Democracy panel from 10:30-11:30am Eastern time on Thursday. You can listen to the audio webcast of the conference today and tomorrow, these are Icecast streams that should play fine in Winamp or XMMS.
Ren Bucholz at the EFF has created a diagram that explains voluntary collective licensing in one elegant screenful.
The idea is essentially this: technology offers us a new and liberating way to connect to each other. There’s no need to be passive consumers of information any more. There’s no need to pay people like the RIAA to control our culture. There’s a potential for people to interact with society in more ways that aren’t mediated by consumption. Here’s the manifesto.
I’ve been using this metaphor for a while now to explain one of the benefits of the open source philosophy (choice) when it is applied to computers, but I never imagined that there was a real danger that our cars would become “proprietary”, so that only the official dealer can fix them.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
In a digital world where making copies of artistic productions costs nothing, how can artists make money? What are
Well, it’s about time we got this blog rolling! In order to get an idea of what sort of
If you’re in the Washington DC area on March 24-25, you should definitely attend the Internet Commons Congress!
Observe Nelson’s vast posting powers! And check out Nelson’s homepage, it’s cool, really.