Finishing Off the Open Content / Web 2.0 Revolution

Posted 31 Aug 2014 at 12:03 UTC by shlomif

An open letter (with its sources and other formats) from the hacker king of the open content / Web 2.0 revolution (~2000-2014) to all hackers / actions heroes and geeks / amateurs from the film creators world, the software development world and elsewhere, about officially concluding that revolution and starting the next one. In part it should be done by filming films, either indie
or more professional, of the “Summerschool at the NSA” (#SummerNSA) screenplay which proved to be the magnus opus of the hacker king of that revolution, and passing the baton to the new hacker queen.

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Summerschool at the NSA - ~1 Year Later - Reloaded

Posted 30 May 2014 at 12:34 UTC (updated 30 May 2014 at 12:38 UTC) by shlomif

The “Summerschool at the NSA” meme dates back to a correspondence between my friend and I back in the haydays of 1997-1998 (with Web 1.0, before the burst of the tech bubble) where I said that Even the NSA doesn’t have enough programmers. But it is not likely that they will have more, and that’s because Summerschool at the NSA may might as well be the name of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s next movie. and he replied that And as opposed to I Know What You Did Last Summer, it is going to be scary.. It was based on a hunch of what I knew about the NSA from fellow Internet people and from watching the highly recommended film Sneakers.

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MoodleRooms, the Cloud - Services and the GPL

Posted 17 May 2014 at 05:12 UTC by aicra

When services are not conveying but users interact the GPL does not seem to come into play. While companies like Moodlerooms allege they donate a lot of funding to Moodle, we are unable to use the source code from this deriv because it is "Cloud" based and no copies are distributed.

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Which FOSS libraries are the most common on Android platform

Posted 13 Mar 2014 at 16:59 UTC (updated 14 Mar 2014 at 07:58 UTC) by audriusa

We have just published the overview of the libraries and modules that various developers use in they Android mobile phone applications.

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Universal HealthCare - is it possible?

Posted 7 Mar 2014 at 21:26 UTC (updated 19 Mar 2014 at 06:42 UTC) by badvogato

Recently, it has come to my attention of this strange case of Dr. Richard Arjun Karl, a minimal invasive spine surgeon, operating in NJ from 2002 to 2012.
I've read the official judgement and all related testimonies and findings.

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Proof: pure mathematics is no longer a game

Posted 6 Dec 2013 at 23:46 UTC (updated 7 Dec 2013 at 23:14 UTC) by badvogato

Pure mathematics is no longer a game for the young and restless only. Thanks to Chinese American Dr. Zhang Yitang's daring effort at raising the bar for 'bounded gap of prime numbers' from two to 70 millions, hence start the race towards solving 'Twin Prime Conjecture'

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Saratoga - transport protocol for big data

Posted 27 Nov 2013 at 04:41 UTC by lloydwood

The Saratoga protocol was presented to the Internet Engineering Task Force earlier this month.
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Advogato's text mangling

Posted 22 Sep 2013 at 09:13 UTC by lloydwood

Advogato's text mangling is annoying and needs fixing.

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USENIX 2013 Flame Award

Posted 20 Aug 2013 at 15:08 UTC (updated 20 Aug 2013 at 15:10 UTC) by badvogato

"The USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award ("The Flame") recognizes and celebrates singular contributions to the UNIX community of both intellectual achievement and service that are not recognized in any other forum."

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Summerschool at the NSA

Posted 12 Mar 2013 at 01:53 UTC (updated 8 Apr 2013 at 04:14 UTC) by shlomif

This is an open letter from me (= Shlomi Fish) to Ms. Sarah Michelle Gellar (the Hollywood film and television actress) about the production of a documentary film titled “Summerschool at the NSA” which will document what is really going on in the NSA headquarters. I can always be contacted about that, whether by Ms. Gellar or by whoever wishes to using numerous online and unobscured means.

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