Monthly Archives: March 2004

Last Updated March 26, 2004

Why the EU ruling is pro-Microsoft

March 26, 2004 - 2 Comments

EC erects toll booth for Microsoft’s open source rivals – The Register explains why the EU ruling, while seemingly bad

BannedMusic.org

March 24, 2004 - 5 Comments

Our friends at Downhill Battle have launched yet another wonderful project, BannedMusic.org. The basic idea is that when

Listen to Nelson at the ICC!

March 24, 2004 - No Comments

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.

Visualizing voluntary collective licensing

March 22, 2004 - No Comments

Ren Bucholz at the EFF has created a diagram that explains voluntary collective licensing in one elegant screenful.

Free Culture Manifesto

March 18, 2004 - No Comments

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.

A car that only Microsoft can fix

March 15, 2004 - One Comment

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.

Alternate business models

March 15, 2004 - No Comments

In a digital world where making copies of artistic productions costs nothing, how can artists make money? What are

Make the World a Better Place: The Tyranny of Copyright

March 14, 2004 - No Comments

Well, it’s about time we got this blog rolling! In order to get an idea of what sort of

Internet Commons Congress

March 14, 2004 - One Comment

If you’re in the Washington DC area on March 24-25, you should definitely attend the Internet Commons Congress!

Nelson can post

March 4, 2004 - 2 Comments

Observe Nelson’s vast posting powers! And check out Nelson’s homepage, it’s cool, really.