☞ Lobbying, Marketing and Evolution

OSFA Refutes IIPA’s Attack on Open Source Software Responding to the request for action, Open Source for America has published a strong refutation of the position IIPA has taken on open source. “Open Source for America (OSFA) believes the IIPA’s request to be both irresponsible and misleading in its characterization of OSS. OSFA strongly urges […]

☞ Maintenance required

Start collecting signatures on ACTA declaration! European Parliament Written Declaration 12/2010 is now ready for signature. The Declaration establishes principles by which ACTA will be judged when it finally uncloaks and we discover how it is in fact armed. It’s time to use your preferred means to contact your MEPs and ask them to sign […]

☞ Fighting For Freedom

The OSI Categorically Rejects IIPA’s special pleadings against Open Source Official statement from OSI denouncing the IIPA’s warped view of the world that says developing nations should not be mandating open source while the US states and federal agencies get right along with the same thing. Very welcome statement that I know we’ll see Open […]

☞ Collaboration Barriers and Enablers

Bogus Copyright Claim Silences Yet Another Larry Lessig YouTube Presentation The finest possible visual aid for why we can't rely on automatic means to "filter" content. Lessig, as the world's leading authority on "fair use", is assumed guilty until he declares – and perhaps proves – himself innocent. (tags: Lessig music FairUse dmca YouTube copyright […]

☞ An Assault On Digital Freedoms

Major ACTA Leak: Internet and Civil Enforcement Chapters With Country Positions Some very serious stuff in here, including insight into the degree to which European Commission bureaucrats are selling out European citizens rights. It’s a big document and I expect the analysis over the next week to reveal some matters of the greatest concern. (tags: […]

☞ Imbalanced

U.K. bill would ‘outlaw open Wi-Fi’ At a recent debate in the House of Lords on the Digital Economy Bill, a number of amendments designed to ensure citizen rights (as opposed to most terms of the DEB that limit citizen rights in defence on corporate rights) were rejected by the UK government on the basis […]