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This is actually good news for open source and is likely to have consequences. Licenses are serious obligations; they grant freedoms, and open-source licenses are not simply another way of framing anything goes.
Bill Black: How Ecuador Won By Defying Neoliberal “Washington Consensus” Playbook « naked capitalism
Actually, all of Yves’ posts this weekend seem interesting. Too interesting: distractions.
Setting and then abiding by limits is a conscious move, not a technological one.
WG: Why didn’t you want to track your users?
GW: Google has been pretty transparent about handing over data to law enforcement, to their credit. I thought that would be inevitable if we store data. Also, it’s just kind of creepy for the search engine to know so much about you. You have your most personal relationship on the Internet with the search engine—medical queries, where you’re going, all tied back to one person. That’s the case even more now; infrastructure in tracking people online has exploded in the last five years.
Peter Kelly is the developer behind UX Write, which is a native iOS app for document editing and is able to edit .docx, as well as other formats. (Right now, UX Write uses WebKit for editing and does not do any layout itself; this is logical, if a little surprising, to use WebKit. But Peter has been writing also about using LaTeX, which would be terrific, especially for those in engineering, sciences, or any field where not only do equations need to be represented but much more. See Peter’s post on LaTeX.