Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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RE[7]: Goofy duffas.
by jabjoe on Fri 10th Jun 2011 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Goofy duffas."
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Right..... You know you are using god knows how much copyleft software right now right? Linux might be a copy of Unix, but there is a lot of innovation going on there all the time. It's left the other Unix kernels way behind. Right now on the desktop GUI on Linux there is a lot of innovation. I think much of it is barking mad, but it's still innovation. There is loads that started in the free software world and was only noticed when the closed world repackaged it. Apple are masters at this. There is plenty of cases where the closed world is playing catch up with the open world. There is also some great stuff happening under Creative Commons (not least Wikipedia!). Jamendo is really cool. Where copyleft can't be competed with is in incremental improvement. The freedoms it gives ensure it can't be sat on to go stale. But there is still revolutions on something instead of evolution. It could well be where I'm looking, but it's plain copyright that seams to be where the stale stuff is. This is just beginning to leak out of computers into other fields. Exciting times. :-)

Edited 2011-06-10 20:08 UTC

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