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Happy Birthday, Alan Turing

June 23, 2009


Today is the birthday of a founding father of my field, and war hero of course, Alan Turing. Advertisements

A Review of "Inside the Anthill: Open Source Means Business"

June 3, 2009


A recent radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (your grandmother’s favourite radio station) entitled “Inside the Anthill: Open Source Means Business” was advertised as “Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to investigate ‘open source’ computer software“. (Spot the irony in going “behind the scenes” to investigate something that is done openly and transparently.) But let […]

What's in a Name? Free vs. Libre vs. Open Source

June 2, 2009


The next episode of Computer Floss, a YouTube series aimed at educating about FLOSS. This one attempts to clear up the naming issues and the so-called differences between Free/Libre/Open Source. Here's a transcript: