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Ein Tippfehler in #OpenStreetMap (212 statt 2 Stockwerke) hat es in den Microsoft Flugsimulator geschafft.

Der Fehler in OSM wurde schnell entdeckt und gefixt, aber da hatte MS wohl schon den Datensatz gezogen und weiterverarbeitet.


"Profissionais dos provedores de Internet e administradores de redes têm a oportunidade imperdível de aprofundar seus conhecimentos sobre novas tecnologias e boas práticas essenciais para o dia a dia de suas empresas na Semana de Capacitação On-line do, que oferecerá, de 24 a 28 de agosto, minicursos de alto nível técnico sobre a infraestrutura da Internet."

Ao vivo: Tecnologias abertas como política pública de desenvolvimento da cidade

Cláudio Lucena,
Francilene Procópio e
Corinto Meffe

A tecnologia aberta como fator de desenvolvimento local

O Corinto foi diretor de Governo Eletrônico quando criamos a Infraestrutura Nacional de Dados Abertos (INDA) em 2011, e foi fundamental no patrocínio e viabilização do projeto. Ele também foi um dos responsáveis pela estruturação do Software Público Brasileiro.

Expanding the scope of protections around #patents, #copyrights, #trademarks and trade secrets does not lead necessarily to #innovation and competition, but to stronger monopolies. The @fsfe urges the Commission to consider whether EU companies will really benefit under these regulatory tools, and how many would be pushed out of markets. #nt

The European Commission is evaluating their "IP" regulatory system. The FSFE urges to stop expanding monopolies over knowledge and software. Free Software models offer a more innovative, fair, and socially just society based on knowledge sharing:


10 great tips by and to boost #DigitalTransformation of #government in developing countries. I particularly like #3 (simplify too!), #7 (govtechs to the rescue!) and #10 (put people first!)


This is idiotic. Solving automation challenges by declaring the non-automatable parts to be unimportant is how we get self-driving car assholes saying, "We just need to tell people that they're not allowed to act unpredictably in public."

(BTW, this is all said much better than I can in a superb Communications of the ACM article by Randy Connolly: "Why Computing Belongs Within the Social Sciences.")



Hey, instead of telling your mobile website sucks and I should download your app, have you considered making your mobile website not suck?


"IP is any legal rule that I can use to exert control over the conduct of my critics, competitors, and customers."

That's why we see "trade secrecy" and "noncompetes" and "terms of service" and "binding arbitration" lumped in with "IP."

DRM (more specifically, the laws against breaking DRM) lets you dictate how people use the products you make after you sell them.


Ronald Reagan's pet fabulist, Robert Bork, proposed an antitrust theory that held that the only time the DoJ should take antitrust action is when companies do anticompetitive actions that raise prices in the short term. Everything else was fair game.

And every administration since - particularly Clinton - has doubled down on that plute-licking version of antitrust, with the effect that we are down to between 1-5 companies in virtually every industry.


A Mozilla anunciou uma grande reestruturação. Como efeito colateral, demitiu 250 funcionários (25% do total). Além do Firefox, a Mozilla vai "investir em inovação e na criação de novos produtos" e fazer ajustes financeiros para garantir-se no longo prazo.


This is pure confiscation. Remember, this isn't a product that's offered at a discount for people who opt out of reselling it - it's an expensive med-tech item sold to desperate people with serious maladies.

Imagine if you couldn't resell your car - we're heading there. Textbook monopolies have killed the used textbook market. It's part of an overall program to shift wealth from the public to corporations, and risk from corporations to us.


As the US Congress showed us yesterday, we're at a turning point with our relationship to Big Tech. Smaller tech companies are experiencing a mass die-off thanks to covid, and Big Tech has huge war-chests it can use to snap them up.

When these US giants buy all their nascent competitors, they will present themselves as rescuers, saviors of businesses drowning in debt. But unless we intervene, they will emerge from the crisis with levels of dominance we can hardly dream of.


Será que estamos cancelando mais gente por causa da quarentena? Não sei, só sei que o assunto está em alta. E acho que entre a devida responsabilização e o justiçamento de famosos e anônimos, ainda não encontramos o tom certo para lidar com o fenômeno. Este é o destaque da semana no Manual:


Ab 2. August 2021 beginnt die Speicherpflicht für #Fingerabdrücke auf neuen Personalausweisen.

Alle Bürgerinnen und Bürger werden behandelt wie Tatverdächtige.

Infos zur Rechtslage, zu unserer Kritik und zu euren Handlungsoptionen: /f

This isn't an advantage that its nascent rivals enjoy - until you have billions, you can't hide billions, because the enablers who create trusts and Double-Irish Dutch Sandwiches and other polite names for "fraud" are not interested in your business.

Google - and other Big Tech companies - literally buy companies more often than I buy groceries. This is by design: the companies have used monopolistic tactics to effectively foreclose on the possibility of their being unseated.


The company is refunding its customers' money, but this is cold comfort for many. As I said when Microsoft revoked every ebook it ever sold by shutting off its DRM server:

"When I was a bookseller, nothing I could do would result in your losing the book that I sold you. If I regretted selling you a book, I didn't get to break into your house and steal it, even if I left you a cash refund for the price you paid."


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Ecologia Digital

Mastodon da Ecologia Digital.

Construindo o ambiente digital público ~ comum ~, em prol de um ‘movimento ambiental para a rede [Internet]” -> #ecodigital

"Tal como o meio-ambiente, o domínio público (ou comum) precisa ser 'inventado' antes de ser salvo." - James Boyle, criador do ‘ambientalismo para a rede