Groklaw shutting down.

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Today is a sad day for the world of Information Technology and the cause of software freedom. PJ just announced she’ll be shutting down Groklaw.

It’s hard to overestimate the role that Groklaw has played in the past years. Many of us, myself included, have worked with Groklaw over the years. I still take pride [...]

MyKolab.com: Building the Open Source Cloud service that was missing

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In January this year we started the MyKolab beta phase and last week we finally moved it to its production environment, just in time for the Swiss national day. This seemed oddly fitting since the Swiss national day celebrates its independence and self-determination, as they were liberating themselves from the feudal system. So when Bruce [...]

Life post-PRISM: Politics and Power Struggles

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Following the disclosures about details on how the United States and other countries are monitoring the world there has been a global discussion about this subject that’s been long overdue. In previous articles I tried to put together what actually has been proven thus far, what that means for society, and what are the implications [...]

The Post-PRISM Society: Totalitarian Clouds

Geek & Poke:

After a somewhat brief overview over the world we find ourselves in, the question is what does this mean to us as a society?

As highlighted in the previous article, governments have no realistic option not to engage in some form of activities to protect their people from threats that originate on-line or have an [...]

And the challenge is… Kolab!

The veil is finally lifted. After months of discussions and four months of preparation in Osnabrück, including a fight for dear life in the snow during the Battle of Osnabrück alongside my new comrade in arms from Scotland, Paul Adams, my reincarnation is finally complete.

Little more than a week ago we launched Kolab Systems [...]

What I’ve been doing: New Opportunities.

Those who know me will not be surprised that the somewhat prolonged silence following my last post was not only for purposes of an extended summer vacation. Indeed I found myself even more busy than before immediately after the handover at FSFE in order to facilitate the knowledge transfer with the new team [...]

Free Beer (as in freedom)

Recently I stumbled upon a student initiative called project21.ch who were asking for preorders on their Free Beer, as in freedom: The recipe is available online and you’re invited to modify it under a Copyleft license. You can either get Free Beer in bottles through them, or play with the recipe and have the

Wädi-Brau-Huus [...]

Mountains+Geeks+Barbecue+Freedom=Bergtagung

FSFE Fellow Alex Antener reminded me today that some of our Swiss Team set up the Bergtagung for next weekend in the beautiful Swiss Alps mountain town Siat. The purpose of the Bergtagung is to have a meeting open minds, Free Software/Free Culture enthusiasts and others, with the following agenda items (from the Bergtagung [...]

Back from Day against DRM Protest in Zürich

An exciting day is coming to an end now. You can read a short account of our Day against DRM protest in downtown Zürich on my other blog on DRM.info, so I won’t repeat the same story here, but I will include the link to some very nice pictures.

The FSFE Zürich Crew was very [...]

When in Switzerland, beware of Paradeplatz KungFu

After the past months have barely left me enough time to breathe, I have finally found myself finding some time in my new home: Zürich, Switzerland. I’m sure many of you will have several preconceptions about Switzerland, and one of them is probably related to extremely good public services, including transportation.

Those are certainly not [...]