While the big media companies struggle with copyright laws that are arguably irrelevant, modern makers of media are served well with two alternatives — the GPL for software and Creative Commons for content.
Legality aside, the inescapable truth is that file sharers on the Internet are currently delivering a product superior to what you can purchase from where you’re supposed to.
It’s great to see mobile devices running more open operating systems, but there’s another part of the equation that — at least in North America — is a real problem for innovation in the mobile space.
I’m talking about the carriers.
I’m here to tell you that Linux absolutely works, and to convince you to make it the OS of choice on your computer. In short, I’m here to make you love Linux.
When I first heard about Jonathan Zittrain’s The Future of The Internet And How To Stop It I wasn’t too impressed — I figured it was another one of those “technology will destroy us all” diatribes and summarily dismissed it.
Boy was I ever wrong.