One Year Anniversary of Repeal of Net Neutrality

June 11, 2019 was the one year anniversary of the Ajit Pai  led repeal of net neutrality regulations.  Pai is the Trump appointed Chair of the FCC and a cable industry insider - a former Associate General Counsel at Verizon, among other positions.  After being appointed Chair of the FCC, he closed an investigation of … Continue reading One Year Anniversary of Repeal of Net Neutrality

EU’s anti-link sharing law passed. Now what?

On March 26, 2019, the EU Parliament passed the controversial “Copyright Directive” by a vote of 348 to 274 and on April 15, 2019 the EU Council of Ministers approved the final text of the directive.   However, unlike the GDPR (the EU's recent enactment of the General Data Protection law), the Directive will not go … Continue reading EU’s anti-link sharing law passed. Now what?

Open Source Code: Democratic tech or Oligarchic tool?

For some time, I've been wanting to read Anand Giridharadas's critically acclaimed Winners Take: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.  It's a book about the relationship between rising inequality and the current culture of philanthropy among the top 0.001% the wealth spectrum.  It's also about so much more, including the role of the share … Continue reading Open Source Code: Democratic tech or Oligarchic tool?

Coalition recommits to single unified definition of ‘open source’

A coalition of major open source code stakeholders have affirmed their commitment to a unified global definition of 'open source.'  That definition can be found at the bottom of this post.  Their announcement can be found in this press release. The coalition operates under the non-profit organization named the Open Source Initiative.  It's board members … Continue reading Coalition recommits to single unified definition of ‘open source’