Jimmy Wales, what a legend in his own lunchtime. To sum up today, in true cryptic style: - there are four screens now and we need to treat them all the same (but slightly differently) - data rocks, it's not the new financial services, it's the new rock and roll - privacy matters, but there … Continue reading FT Digital Media Conference – four screens and a Joan Collins
It's easy to take the Internet for granted, but for some time now it has been under pressure. The pressures are long and varied: what is free? Should free mean free? Does free here mean free there? Who determines free? Is free open, is open free? And so on. It boils down to this: is … Continue reading Dark, dark, dark day for the Internet
So despite my whooping yesterday, something is bugging me on the Blueprint for Technology. Bugging me big time. Why so quiet on open source? Come on you Tories, get with the programme! Why? Here's why ... - financially better choice - encourages local ecosystem (in our local Silicon Valley) - technically more agile So Dave, … Continue reading Why so quiet on open source though Dave?
Anyone that knows me will know that I'm not a Tory, but when Tories do good things, then even Tories deserve credit for it. So well done Dave for your Blueprint for Technology committment today and for believing that we can be an economy where growth is focussed on more than just the financial services sector. In Dave's … Continue reading Cameron wants a UK version of Silicon Valley – bring it on Dave!
Yesterday the Con-Lib government published its more detiled coalition agreement. It's pretty thin on the ground in terms of the Digital Ecomomy Act and what might happen to it. But it does have some wider stuff in it worth reporting on: - we might get a British Bill of Rights - looks like they might … Continue reading Coalition agreement – snippets for us digitial people
I was very kindly invited to attend the Oktoberfest in Munich this week - a wonderful experience which I recommend. There's nothing like seeing a whole load of usually formal buttoned up lawyers dancing on tables with steins of beer. Quite extraordinary ... and as for the Lederhosen. But while I've been in Munich (with … Continue reading I leave the country for 48 hours and …
We hosted the launch of the very fine International Free and Open Source Software Law Review last night at our London Bridge offices ... photos will follow, but the detail is here. It's a cracking read, so if you're into open source, get your paws one! (Remember, open source is the newest Google v Microsoft … Continue reading Open source law journal launched
Cracking event called Dear Stephen held by the Westminster eForum today - many thanks Peter, Tom and team for an interesting and thought provoking morning. So, who said what then? These are my real time tweets from the event for posterity: The Cloud make a good point about unlicensed spectrum - it is a place … Continue reading Digital Britain – industry leaders speak
Well, I think the next couple of years will make the browser wars look a tad tame. The Big G has announced that it's releasing an operating system. Microserfs must be spitting chips, apple will still be cool - but don't write off those Ubuntu guys either! What's the more interesting thing here? Google's will … Continue reading Battle of the operating systems …