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Standards and Weapons

I have been writing a lot about the benefits of standards -especially open standards- for economic growth and citizens’ empowerement. Today however, I would like to explore, or at least highlight  a more obscure side of standards. Standards can be used as weapons; by weapons I mean tools of influence, …

Mozilla, a tale of gentrification

This post has a high trolling potential, I am aware of it. So let’s start with a few points meant as a caveat emptor. The views expressed here are mine , solely mine and do not represent the views of the Document Foundation nor my current employer. As a consequence …

Eyes and Ears – November 2013

Sometimes I post videos of tracks I like on this blog, but I’ve decided not just to  make it something more regular, but a more complete books and tracks listing as well. Without much further ado, welcome to the Eyes and Ears section, November 2013. Tracks Madeon – The City …

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 …

Northern Ireland

In 2011 Ars Aperta had joined a cross-European project aiming to share best practices on open web and open source technologies education and training. The project’s stateholders are quite diverse as they gather the Sourthern Regional College of Northern Ireland, the Royal University of Juan Carlos in Madrid as well …

What Europe Needs is Democracy: Striking at the Root of Europe’s Crisis

This article has first been published on the Rootstrikers’s web site; my thanks go to the Rootstrikers team and Lawrence Lessig for that. I hope it will be the beginning of something exciting and a quite different kind of a “Transatlantic Cooperation”. To know more about the Rootstrikers’ Movement and …

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