Tag Archives: open source

Growing the Commons

Thanks to Cat Johnson at Shareable for making me aware of this. Ryan Merkely, CEO of Creative Commons, has written a series of blog posts about sharing and growing the commons. As you know, if you’ve followed my blog, Creative … Continue reading

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I ♥ Free Software – Valentine’s Day 2016 – FSFE

Valentine’s Day is the day to show our love for Free Software, and for the people who give it to us. Free Software drives a huge number of devices in our everyday life. It ensures our freedom, our security, civil … Continue reading

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How to Fix Everything | Motherboard

The right to open up your stuff is under attack, but DIY fixers are keeping the art of repair alive. Source: How to Fix Everything | Motherboard iFixit is spearheading an attempt to make it not only easier, but in … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t There Better Cybersecurity Regulations for Medical Devices

There are strict regulations for computing devices installed in our cars. Even stricter if they go into airplanes. Implantable devices that go in our bodies apparently don’t have the same level of protection. The manufacturers like to keep the details … Continue reading

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Richard Stallman’s GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty – The New Yorker

With the recent revelations about the misuse of closed software, this celebration of Free Software is timely and welcome. The linked New Yorker article focuses on Richard Stallman, an idealist who has lived by his principles in the face of … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Uses DMCA and Closed Software to Cheat

By now we’ve all heard of the shameful way Volkswagen has cheated all of us in their manipulation of pollution test results. The software in its emission control system could detect when it was being tested, and change the car’s … Continue reading

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