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Karen Sandler of the Software Conservancy raises an issue–actually a set of issues–that has galvanised more than the usually vocal in the free-software communities. Sandler raises it as an issue related to enforcement of license but I think it touches on…

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An alert from James Love of KEIonline.org, TPP language made visible by NZ, and it’s not good, especially as it applies to “mass-market” software. Article 14.17: Source Code 1. No Party shall require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software…

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What is Nesma? Your starting point for software measurement and software metrics Welcome to the new Nesma website. This website is your starting point for software measurement, software metrics and the way these can help you to become more successful. via…

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Under Canada’s current regime, the copyright on myriad Canadian works – such as the ground-breaking theories of Marshall McLuhan and the novels of Gabrielle Roy and Hubert Aquin – will lift in the coming two decades. Extending the copyright would come at…

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“MM: It’s not that Steve Jobs was not a genius—of course he was! But the problem is that the narrative we tell around entrepreneurs like him, Bill Gates or Elon Musk is so unbalanced. We pretend that government at best was important for some…

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“Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the draft Strategic Plan at any time before or after it goes into effect.” via Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Public Draft: Positioning the United States Copyright Office for the Future | U.S. Copyright…

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via The biggest hurricane ever recorded is about to strike Mexico – Quartz. The last time Mexico was slammed by hurricane …. remember? Anyone? It wasn’t that long ago and it really affected a lot of people. This one, Patricia, is worse. It’s bigger,…

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Open Access is important. From the publisher blurb: From The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series Open Access By Peter Suber Overview The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage…

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via France’s citizens vote in favour of open source | Joinup.

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via AGENDA | Stockholm Internet Forum. The agenda is interesting—but so are the links. A simple question could be (awkwardly) phrased along the lines of, “Is global development imagined through the prism of the Internet seen more as an opportunity for…
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