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Brendan Eich, the bigots, and Software Freedom

Last week we learnt the news of the resignation of Brendan Eich from his position as CEO of the Mozilla Foundation/ Corporation. The controversy on Brendan Eich’s donations to opponents and campaigns against same-sex marriage ultimately prompted the inventor of Javascript to resign from the position he had just been …

Terror & Trials

This is just short post as I’m currently swamped by many different tasks here and there. I don’t always post something at the occasion of each new 9/11. Today, after the world has started to realize the growingly pervasive surveillance that our societies seem to tolerate (and not necessarily coming …

Links for the end of May

Fascinating article about the follow-up of the Google-Oracle lawsuit; of course, it’s worth pointing out that despite all the FUD, the “patent case” itself is over. In a different style and on a different topic, yet still belonging to the FOSS/Legal discussion, here are Richard Fontana’s latest presentation slides, specifically …

Farewell, lost AAA

It is official. Two months and a half after I claimed all these “last chance” european summits would amount to nothing really important and would not change the course of the present events, France lost its “sacred” triple A ratings. Given that many people explained how unreliable these rating agencies …

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