“You have to pay extra for double-stuffed,” cable company Mediacom tells FCC. | Jon Brodkin | ___________ # ! … comparison: imagine that your packs come with a different number of cookies according to the day, although you pay the same… This is what happens with bandwidht and speed: You never know how much you’ll … Continue reading
Open Source Bridge interview with Shauna Gordon-McKeon Shauna Gordon-McKeon talks about her involvement in the free software and free culture communities, her day job, and her upcoming talk at Open Source Bridge. | Benjamin Kerensa | _______________________ # ! … as in #Software so in #Culture (#Life). # ! Ride The Charm. # ! … Continue reading
There’s no such thing as free Internet. When your mobile operator offers you free data in some configuration, it means that either they or a content provider is footing the bill. Why […] | Solana Larsen | ____________________ # ! … and has never been so… # ! This is The Fun every time ‘sxmeone’ … Continue reading
It will be eighteen years this weekend since GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, hit version 1.0 on June 5, 1996, and over twenty since the open source project first became generally available to the public. In that time, it has come a long way in both the expansion of features and in usability, and for … Continue reading
Comcast and AT&T want customers to believe broadband data caps are necessary to manage network congestion, but their real motivation may be much more sinister. |Bill Snyder| ________________ # ! … the real reasons of Your Internet issues… [Source: What big ISPs don’t want you to know about data caps]
from the you-can-always-make-it-up-with-student-loan-interest dept | Tim Cushing | The perennial FOIA Reform Masquerade Ball is again under way, with legislators attempting to dodge blustery requests to “cut in” by administration officials and similarly-motivated federal agencies. The dance usually ends with Congressional committee chairmen yanking needles from records and booting everyone out of the dancehall. ________________ # … Continue reading
Tell the European Commission NOW: Do not create link tax laws. The EU Commission is once again trying to impose a new link tax. They need to hear your voice before they create this dangerous law. Source: Stop the link tax # ! … The #Value of #Knowledge. # ! #Respect The New Social … Continue reading
Anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp has just turned in another set of dismal results. During the past three months revenues plummeted 78% versus the same period last year with the company recording a net loss of $784,000. Pirates, it appears, are becoming harder to track and threaten. | Andy | # ! … for #Industry, to … Continue reading
Opensource.com spotlights Scott Wilson, the Service Manager for OSS Watch, VP Apache Software Foundation, and maintainer for HtmlCleaner.
# ! … not the #price…
# ! … that uses to be the #deadweight…
# ! … for #progress, for access, for #society…
The American Bar Association has released a detailed white paper advising the Government on how to tackle online piracy. The lawyers recommend several SOPA-like anti-piracy measures including injunctions against companies hosting pirate sites. At the same time, however, they advise against suing file-sharers as that would be ineffective or even counterproductive.
#supply: widen artists & genres releases
#price: lower it, as there are a lot of entertainment alternatives
#manageability: quit copy/transfer restrictions…
#Respect: Pe@ple (YOUR customers), "The customer is always right"
# (add Your own suggestion here…)