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Understanding Infrastructure

Is Linux infrastructure? Or is it just another operating system, like Windows, MacOS and various Unixes?

How about the Internet? Is the Net infrastructure? Or is it just the #3 "service" in the "triple play" sold by your local phone or cable company? more>>

The Glass Roots Revolution

What happens when it's as easy to run fiber optic cabling in your house as it is to run Ethernet? Or to bridge one into the other as easily as you plug two Ethernet cables together? For example, with one of these... more>>

Blogging vs. Flogging

It's time to draw a distinction between blogging and flogging. Because the former has become so buried in the latter that we've lost track of what blogging was in the first place, and the promise it still holds. more>>

Leveraging Free

"Free" has been a founding concept in the Linux world since before there was Linux — or , if you prefer. In his history of the GNU project, Richard M. more>>

Who is in charge of my privacy?

It should concern us that most computer users -- ourselves included -- see themselves as dependent variables in respect to large companies' privacy policies, rather than as independent variables. more>>

What's Next for Open Source and Public Media?

Open Source has won. We've moved into Gandhicon 4. Now what? That's the question that occurred to me yesterday, while sitting in the audience of a tech session at Public Media 2008 in Los Angeles — the big annual conference for what most of us still call public broadcasting. more>>

The Volunteer Economy

How much are Yahoo's volunteers worth? And how much less will Yahoo be worth if Microsoft scares them away? That's the question that should be at the center of talk about Yahoo's value — both as an acquisition for Microsoft and as good company to work for with. more>>

Yahoo's Openness Asset

What if Yahoo's main value isn't its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft? Does Microsoft understand that this same kind of openness plays a large role in Google's success as well? more>>

What happens if Microsoft buys Yahoo?

One's head spins thinking about Microsoft's unsolicited bid of $44.6 billion for Yahoo.

Yahoo has been a major figure in the open source world for a long time. It sponsors events, participates in countless development projects, and encourages its own engineers to do open source work. And, of course, it uses countless open source code bases as well. more>>

Some assignments for Social Graph Foo Camp

Free thinking and free code have two things in common: a lot of the best work has already been done, and we can re-use it.

That's my second challenge to ers. The first is getting some clarity about what the "social graph" means in the first place. more>>

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