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Commons & Science

The language and references we use in describing free and open source do matter. The predominance in the US of a highly commercialized computing environment and more recently app stores is relatively new and in stark contrast to the evolutionary foundations on which parts of our societies stand. When talking to people in my travels…

Choices

The notions of “freedom” and choice are not as binary as they used to be when time sharing a machine in the 1960s and writing all your own software. Few people need or want to see all the code for everything they run, and yet the commercialization of software, hardware and data silos can be…