The modern web is “missing” a few important pieces which would make it much more useful.
A weakness of existing decentralised network models is the binding of network identity with the physical server where it resides; for example if you are “firstname.lastname@example.org”, your identity is often tied permanently to “example.website”. We see this as a problem. Many hubs on the Indie Web are run by enthusiasts with varying skill levels and financial resources - and the technology is changing quite rapidly. Often the cost or workload involved in maintaining these services becomes a burden (or hardware fails) and people or entire social communities are left stranded when their server goes offline. They may have to “start over” building their social circle from scratch when this happens. In some cases communities are unable to recover from this kind of disruption and the entire community dissolves.
We’ve been working on decentralisation for several years and have seen this happen time and time again. Within the Red Matrix, identity is nomadic. You can take your identity, and all your friends and associates with you - to any other hub in the network, at any time. If your hub goes offline for any reason, you have the ability to relocate to any other hub and carry on as if nothing happened. You still have all your friends and associations.
List of free software for audio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pas mal de réponses après avoir demandé conseil à Framasoft sur Twitter, je cherchais un #logiciel_libre un peu plus perfectionné qu’audacity pour faire du #montage. Et c’est Ardour qui est revenu le plus souvent ►http://ardour.org dispo pour OSX et Linux. Il me semble que le sujet avait déjà été évoqué ici.
18 months ago, TermKit, a next-generation terminal, was revealed to the world. It got 977 upvotes here and over 3,500 stars on GitHub. Yet the last activity was over a year ago. Is the project dead? Why? : programming
Pourquoi le développeur de Termkit a arrêté son développement.
That said, I never stopped thinking about it, did rearchitect it in my head, and continued to twiddle with it in my spare time, out of sight of the miserable old gits who call themselves technologists but are clearly just conservative old fucktards who like to crap on other people’s hard work (and/or like to stand by idly waiting for finished products to fall into their laps). I’m pretty sure none of them ever realized just how far this concept could go, and they hated it because they thought it was just an attempt at prettying up the terminal rather than actually melding modern interaction design with the technological underpinnings that can support them. They’re the same people who reduce Apple products to the specs on the side of the box, and never bothered to notice that the reason MacBooks dominate geek conferences is because they have features that actually make life easier
For Software, Cracks in the Patent System - Interactive Feature - NYTimes
During a patent lawsuit, judges and juries sometimes turn to a patent’s path through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to be sure that it was new, useful and not obvious at the time it was invented. A look at the history of three Apple patents involved in recent lawsuits shows some of the challenges faced by the patent office.
Lord of the Files: How GitHub Tamed Free Software (And More) | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
Free vs. Open (feat. Hadoop)
distinction pas stupide :
– The Free Software Community writes and shares software with an explicit intent to safeguard the rights and freedoms of its users by eliminating antifeatures and natural monopolies.
– The Open Source Community writes and shares software with an explicit intent to advance the state of the art of computing through open collaboration and publication.
Most of the time they are allies - but not always.
I feel the definitions above shed light on why:
– Free Software proponents often prefer licenses which restrict the freedom of the developer, in order to protect the end users from antifeatures and natural monopolies.
– Open Source folks are focused on technical excellence and getting a job done. Talking about ideals and rights becomes a distraction at best.
– Depending on the field, “advancing the state of the art” and “protecting users rights” may be fundamentally incompatible.
– Free Software folks benefit greatly from Open Source, but their ideals and restrictive licenses make them ill equipped to reciprocate.
Y’a justement une émission sur le « développement logiciel libre open source » ce 19 mai à 16h sur la radio ici et maintenant (FM 95.2) : http://blog.hello-design.fr/index.php?post/2012/05/15/Passage-%C3%A0-CyberCulture-:-Une-Emission-de-la-Radio-Ici-et-Main
virtaal · Translate Toolkit & Pootle
#Virtaal is a #graphical #translation tool. It is meant to be easy to use and powerful at the same time. Although the initial focus is on #software #translation (#localisation or #l10n), we definitely intend it to be useful for several purposes.
Pour les néospipeurs il manque peut êtrer quelque chose comme ça quand ils arrivent sur le backoffice. http://reorg.co/project-management-software-on-boarding-process-2011-07 #spip #projectmanagement #software #basecamp
Replaced : Do It
Replaced Mona Lisa, 2011
Oil on Canvas
77 x 53 cm
The Mona Lisa with the lady selected then put through Content-Aware Fill (a #Photoshop CS5 tool that automatically generates content based on the existing surrounding content of the image and fills in selected area). The resulting image is a potential landscape as interpreted by the #software. The image was sent to an painting manufacturer in China where an oil painting was produced.
FORM+CODE In Design, Art, and Architecture by Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams, and LUST
Once the exclusive domain of programmers, #code is now being used by a new generation of #designers, #artists, and #architects eager to explore how #software can enable innovative ways of generating form and translating ideas. Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture offers an in-depth look at the use of software in a wide range of creative disciplines.
#Software Progress Beats Moore’s Law - NYTimes.com
performance gains in doing computing tasks that result from improvements in software algorithms often far outpace the gains attributable to faster processors.
(...) study of progress over a 15-year span on a benchmark production-planning task. Over that time, the #speed of completing the calculations improved by a factor of 43 million. Of the total, a factor of roughly 1,000 was attributable to faster #processor speeds, according to the research by Martin Grotschel, a German scientist and mathematician. Yet a factor of 43,000 was due to improvements in the efficiency of software #algorithms.
On continue à rigoler avec HBGary…
Exclusive: #Military’s ‘#persona’ #software cost millions, used for ‘classified #social_media activities’ | The Raw Story
A fake virtual army of people could be used to help create the impression of consensus opinion in online comment threads, or manipulate social media to the point where valuable stories are suppressed.
(...) #HBGary, which conspired with Bank of America and the Chamber of Commerce to attack #WikiLeaks, spy on progressive writers and use malware against progressive organizations, was also revealed to have constructed software eerily similar to what the Air Force sought.
“This contract was awarded to a firm called #Ntrepid,” Speaks wrote to Raw Story. “In addition to the classified activities this software supports, US #CENTCOM, like most military commands, does use social media to inform the public of our activities. I should emphasize that such uses do not employ the kind of technology that was the subject of this contract solicitation.”
Ntrepid Corporation, registered out of Los Angeles, bills itself as a privacy and identity protection firm in some job postings, and a national security contractor in others, but its official website was amazingly just one page deep and free of even a single word of description.
In spite of their thin online presence, Speaks said the firm was awarded $2,760,000 to carry out the “persona management” contract.