Copyright revisited

Most people these days think of Copyright as a fundamental right – but this is not in the spirit of the original copyright laws, as Eric Raymond prominently stated 1998 in the Cathedral and the Bazaar. Instead, it is "a bargain with the public." It is nice to see that this idea is being discussed more widely these days, as in this Economist editorial.

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Wikipedia

… and there I thought the days of finding cool sites was over. I ran across the astonishing project wikipedia.org. It is a multilingual open content encyclopedia.

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Can you secure Windows for Internet Cafes?

I use Internet Cafes fairly often. I travel a lot, and I like to check my email while on the road. There’s just one catch: I like to connect to my home computer via ssh, and Windows doesn’t ship with an ssh client. However, there is an excellent free ssh client called Putty. But most Internet cafes disable the ability to run programs downloaded from the Internet.

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