Direitos Humanos estão acima dos Direitos do Autor

Escrevi recentemente sobre a “Typhoid Mary” (Maria Tifóide, ou a causa disfarçada) das leis de restrição à internet, onde mostrei a confirmação da Wikileaks de que um braço do Governo Americano – o Departamento de Comércio Americano (USTR) – tem sistematicamente ameaçado governos na Europa e no resto do mundo. Usando ameaças contra outras atividades […]

☆ Apple and Google and ODF

I’m in Latvia today speaking at the Latvian Open Technology Association annual conference – my slides are online. The speaker before me was from the government and made an important announcement; that from now on, all government departments in Latvia must accept documents in ODF. It’s not just Latvia. Moves like this are in progress […]

☆ Giving Up Yahoo

Yahoo Messenger is the only IM network I use where I am bothered daily by spam-porn-bots attempting to add me to their contact lists. Some days there are as many as 10 requests waiting when I log in. I don’t know what it is about Yahoo that makes their service so scummy, but it’s not […]

☆ 2010 in review

Auto posting: The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 95,000 times in 2010. If it were an […]

☆ Crossing Over

2010 was a year of change for me, with many things I’m glad are past and with the roots of new things I am looking forward to exploring and growing. For 2011 I am full of hope: that we will see successful new ways of doing business while promoting everybody’s freedoms; that we’ll see the […]