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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Impressions from SD East

Yesterday, I visited the Software Development conference SD Expo in Boston. While I only had the free Floor pass, the organizers sent out an email that allowed me to visit some classes. If you are interested in what I learned there, read on…

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ArsDigita folds

ArsDigita closes their doors. So what? Well, this is interesting for two reasons. Number one, it was an MIT start-up. Number two, I encountered them before, and they had an interesting approach to find talent. And third, at the time they folded, I worked in the same building.

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