"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.
Eben Moglen is very angry.
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.)
The York chapter had lots of posters up when I was up there last time.
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.
An odd (but thought-provoking) approach to free culture: "licenses" that attempt to codify ethical rather than legal guidelines.
Wow, people being sensible in Parliament. Who'd have thought it?
to politics ... on 29 June 2005
Very one-sided, but some interesting stuff here.
... and a remarkably informative article on the upcoming election from Wikipedia.
to politics ... on 07 April 2005