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Hacking Ventilators | Motherboard

We’ve talked about manufacturers limiting their customers’ ability to work on their own machines and devices before. They use all sorts of excuses, ranging from copyright to deep concern for their customers’ safety, when it’s really a deep desire for … Continue reading

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Industry Groups Paint Dark Picture of Right to Repair

If you have been following this blog, then you know that I have posted several times about the right to repair movement, and the despicable behavior of some vendors who would rather you couldn’t. I wrote about how John Deere … Continue reading

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The Grateful Dead and Creative Commons

Could the Grateful Dead have been using Creative Commons principles decades ahead of time? This Matthew Helmke article from opensource.com makes the connection. Although many bands at the time allowed fans to record shows, the Grateful Dead took the idea … Continue reading

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Audiobooks Now in MP3

When I started recording readings of these books, I chose to offer them in OGG Vorbis format because it’s a free and open standard. That meant there would be no encumberances on the audio files due to patents or any … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Not the Only One Cheating

I think I’ve settled down enough from the hectic exercise of publishing The Francesians to lift my head up and post about something else. How about nefarious cheats? Cory Doctorow opens his article, Demon-Haunted World, with “Cheating is a given.” … Continue reading

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