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The ACTA threat to the Internets // #acta #freedom

The magnificent¬†La Quadrature du Net – an¬†advocacy group that promotes the rights and freedoms of citizens on the Internet – has just released three videos to inform Europeans about the ACTA agreement that is currently being lobbied in the EU Parliament. ACTA is presented as a trade agreement, but is in fact a threat to […]

FSCONS conference in Sweden this weekend // #freesoftware #freeculture

This forthcoming weekend is the time for this year’s FSCONS conference (Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit), the biggest annual Scandinavian gathering around free culture, free software and free society. Speakers include Erik de Bruijn, Glyn Moody, Alessandro Rubini and Karin Kosina – and usually attracts an audience of close to 300 people for the […]

Why We Hack: The Benefits of Disobedience #hacking

Brilliant piece on the equally brilliant Lifehacker blog. Excerpt: “Sometimes disobedience is necessary and good when rules fail us, and it’s at the core of why we hack. Hacking is a means of expressing dissatisfaction, confounding the mechanism, and ultimately doing better. Here’s why it’s so important.” (…) What they Mean When I Say “Hack” […]

Support and sign the ACTA-declaration from EFF! #eff #acta

I do not normally endorse causes with so little subtlety as in the headline above, but in this case I urge everyone to sign the petition to support the ACTA-declaration by EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Read why here (please do!) and sign here.

The semantic web and interesting thoughts about web 3.0

This film, by Kate Ray, is indeed worth watching for anyone interested in what a so-called web 3.0 might look like. It’s major theme is the concept of the semantic web, which, during the film, is also explained for those unfamiliar with the idea. Web 3.0 from Kate Ray on Vimeo.

Open source hardware booming

The major proliferation in the production of open source hardware these last couple of years is starting to show magnificent results. The Singularity Hub blog recently published an interesting article that highlights how a range of companies and projects have used the open source ideology to create a million dollar business model around the making […]

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