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Hello World Intellectual Freedom Organization http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2015/04/25/hello-wifo/

You can follow this creature at https://plus.google.com/117688418077528082288 or other places https://d.wifo.org/t/social-media-accounts/20/1
Today I'm soft launching an initiative that I've been thinking about for 20 years, obtained a domain name for in 1998, blogged about once in 2004, and the last few years have been exploring on this blog without naming it. See the first items in my annual thematic doubt posts for 2013 and 2014: ...
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Noticed that uBlock now blocks newsletter tracking links http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2015/04/15/ublock-newsletter-spam/ ... so give your newsletter readers transparent links!
A year ago I wrote that most email newsletters are spam, file accordingly. Glad to see that someone agrees. Sometime between versions 0.9.10 and 0.9.30 of uBlock, the ad-blocking extension started blocking the tracking links commonly found in email newsletters (the ones I mentioned in previous ...
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Apple epitomizes the future we're choosing by way of treating knowledge as property: gross inequality and hierarchical control, but amazing, such that it is hard to imagine a different arrangement. (I argue very different arrangements concerning knowledge are possible and some would produce much ...
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continuation of cheap refutations of 8+ year old posts http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2015/02/18/squirrely-2005q3/
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What is the #attributionrevolution ? Not what elog.io says but I support them anyway. http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2015/02/03/attribution-revolution/ … :-)
Down with the romance of authorship and the ideas that credit is due (as suggested at the link) and that information propertization and the legal system are appropriate mechanisms for encouraging credit (as suggested by licenses mentioned in the campaign which condition free speech on providing ...
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Happy GNU Year & Public Domains Day & language is fun http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2015/01/01/gnu-public-domains/
The video was only published by Duke Law (which also hosts the main U.S.-centric public domain day page) to their YouTube channel a month ago. Based on the first version (2013-01-02) of my attempted summary, I read the paper the day after my public domain day post 2 years ago, Public Domains Day ...
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Happy UTC+0 New Year and misc mostly recent followups http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2014/12/31/happy-utc-new-year/
With apologies for the projection. Smattering of followups on mostly-recent posts, posted at 2015-01-01 00:00:00 UTC. Does anyone celebrate UTC+0 New Year except by coincidence of being in UTC+0 time zone? Yes. … Software Freedom Conservancy released a video with me endorsing them (my recent ...
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Title refers to Medz Yeghern (Armenian: Մեծ Եղեռն, “Great Crime”), a name for the Armenian Genocide (April 24 is remembrance day), and the empty slogan never again. I recommend the English Wikipedia article on the Armenian Genocide. It's a good long read; I learned a fair bit from it ...
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2 great Document Freedom Day announcements http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2015/03/26/dfd-netvc-lool/ (LibreOffice Online, possible IETF WG to develop free video codec a la Opus for audio, possibly based on Daala)
Yesterday (March 25) was again Document Freedom Day, a celebration of open standards. Rather than my usual critical cheering, this year I took to adding all of my pertinent posts to a free/libre/open formats/protocols/standards category and want to highlight two exciting announcements: ...
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6 reasons for GPL lovers, haters, exploiters, and others to enjoy and support GPL enforcement 
Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig today filed a lawsuit against VMWare (NYSE:VMW; US$36 billion market cap) due to their long time refusal to observe the terms of the GPL when incorporating code by Hellwig into their kernel, which remains proprietary. If VMWare observed the GPL's terms, ...
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My 2nd annual thematic doubt post -- doubting stuff I posted during 2014 http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2015/02/17/annual-thematic-doubt-2/
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Dear Libby Schaaf, (my letter to new mayor of Oakland, California on various topics) http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2015/01/04/dear-libby-schaaf/
Downtown Oakland viewed from my neighborhood. Congratulations on your election and Monday's inauguration as Oakland mayor. Following is largely an update of my letter to Jean Quan four years ago. Big differences: I voted for you, and both my and general expectations for your term are high.
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Hi Alex, it would take years, perhaps decades of consensus building to obtain removal. SF removed the central freeway (where Octavia is now open) and respectable people (eg SPUR) are proposing removing the section of 280 that's in SOMA. Other cities around the US have done urban freeway removal, and many more will the coming decades, see http://www.cnu.org/highways ... I want Oakland to be one of them. :)

Freeway capping is another option cities are pursuing (eg Dallas recently completed building a park over a stretch of downtown-adjacent below grade freeway). Less would be recovered (I imagine between 11th and 18th are the potential for Oakland).
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