Thursday, 1 September 2011

110901

Who Needs LimeWire? Open Source Groovejaar’s In Town - http://bit.ly/nH6Jjz interesting program

#WikiLeaks cable shows US twisting arm of Bosnian government to license software from #Microsoft - http://bit.ly/r5QznP & not only there

The cracking of kernel.org - http://bit.ly/qcU9SZ great explanation of why the #linux kernel is still safe

Socio-acoustics of Asian elephants - http://bit.ly/ozhUQa isn't it about time we learned how to interpret what they are saying? #linguistics

Hubei Anti-Corruption Official Stabbed 10x Ruled a Suicide - http://bit.ly/qrrQjZ well, obviously #china #fishy

Cash Hoards Are Destroying Value In The Tech Sector - http://onforb.es/pI9Rop interesting analysis #finance

The Invisible Mouse - http://bit.ly/qtUer8 transparent, actually; still rather creepy #biology

Hyperconnected Education - http://bit.ly/nXYt9B excellent piece: "When people connect, they begin to share."

Wikileaked cable: #AFACT was #MPAA’s cat’s-paw - http://bit.ly/nid3Rv "a precedent in Australia would serve as a lever"

Cents of Entitlement - http://bit.ly/qkjFqh time to get rid of copyright levies where they exist - or to reduce them & allow copying

Local councils lose personal details of 160,000 people - http://bit.ly/pulQOw what's the collective noun for lost personal data?

Pearson wants people to mash up its content, open-sources API - http://tnw.co/opylKw clueful (v @copyrightgirl @LawTechGadget) #publishing

Nokia transfers 2,000 #patents to IP firm - http://tnw.co/p1YCaU "expected to generate income from lawsuits"; totally sick

Death in #dolphins: do they understand they are mortal? - http://bit.ly/pnoOIO given their intelligence, why wouldn't they? #ethology

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Edit California Textbooks - http://bit.ly/pGSvJs "new section titled "Advantages of Plastic Shopping Bags."

Local authorities use #libel laws to silence criticism - http://bit.ly/n30KIp needs to be fixed (v @jmcest)

Tear Down This (Pay)Wall: The End of Private Copyright in Public Statutes - http://bit.ly/n6a5Br quite (v @Copycense)

Just published: "Big Data Now" - http://oreil.ly/nKEAOa "a free collection that brings together much of the #data coverage we've featured"

We the People - http://1.usa.gov/rjtMC2 US to launch epetitions to White House; wonder where they got that idea...?

Open Data: Help "Make it Real" - http://bit.ly/qBVVLI #UK gov wants your advice #opendata #transparency #ogov

Photographer gets it - http://bit.ly/nAiUqB nice pic; great post #copyright #ownership

Happy third birthday, #Chrome! - http://bit.ly/p0cCEO slightly self-congratulatory post from #google; nice graphic

The seduction of Howard Dean - http://bit.ly/r6t3V3 depressing tale of the corrosive power of money (v @jamie_love) #lobbying


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