Lockdown – Marco.org edit / delete

"The bigger problem is that they’ve abandoned interoperability. RSS, semantic markup, microformats, and open APIs all enable interoperability, but the big players don’t want that — they want to lock you in, shut out competitors, and make a service so proprietary that even if you could get your data out, it would be either useless". Quite.

to politics rss web ... on 13 March 2015

Eben Moglen: Snowden and the Future edit / delete

Eben Moglen is very angry.

to freedom politics security snowden ... on 15 December 2013

Essays edit / delete

A selection of... randomly interesting stuff related to licensing, cypherpunkery, etc. I honestly can't remember how I got here. (*checks browser history* -- oh, it was the article on Silk Road.)

to amusements bitcoin cypherpunks licensing philosophy politics security tea ... on 24 March 2013

FreeCulture.org – Students for Free Culture edit / delete

The York chapter had lots of posters up when I was up there last time.

to copyright culture free politics ... on 05 July 2010

Dr. Albert Bartlett: Arithmetic, Population and Energy | Global Public Media edit / delete

On the inability of people to understand the exponential function, and why this is a really bad thing. I like the log2 rule of thumb he gives: if something is growing at N% per year, it will double every 70/N years.

to maths politics ... on 20 September 2008

Libre Society edit / delete

An odd (but thought-provoking) approach to free culture: "licenses" that attempt to codify ethical rather than legal guidelines.

to ethics free-software law licensing pd politics ... on 27 May 2007

The ID cards debate edit / delete

Wow, people being sensible in Parliament. Who'd have thought it?

to politics ... on 29 June 2005

The European Union FAQ edit / delete

Very one-sided, but some interesting stuff here.

to eu politics ... on 26 June 2005

UK general election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia edit / delete

... and a remarkably informative article on the upcoming election from Wikipedia.

to politics ... on 07 April 2005

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