On July 4th, I will host a PDF readers sprint in Tallinn, Estonia, at Akademy 2012, the KDE summit. Everyone is invited to partake and help locate, remove, and replace advertisements for proprietary software on the websites of public bodies.
The event is part of FSFE’s effort to stop public bodies from restricting [...]
Recently I had a chance to visit Berlin – LinuxTag and FSFE’s GPL compliance workshop took place there –, and thus I was able to meet, and I met, a lot of great people associated with Free Software. My stay in Berlin was wonderful (especially c-base and the night we had there), and I [...]
Google has invented a new language – Googlerese –, and they claim it to be the best possible language. And I have to agree to a certain extent: Googlerese is the second best possible language (the first being ROT-13 obviously) to express naughty perverted thoughts. During the Code Jam Google harassed me with the [...]
> I will close my ears, I don’t need to hear, > what I am and what I’m not. > They’re not competent to say such things, > ’cause they don’t know me after all, > but in the end I’m still ahead, > I get to do just what I like. > The thought [...]
The following e-mail was sent to the discussion@ mailing list:
“Dear Fellows subscribed to this list,
“As you ought to know, FSFE has recently added donor quotes to its front page. (If you have not seen those quotes yet, take a look at <https://fsfe.org/index.html>.) These quotes are good reasons to support the Foundation. However, they [...]
Recently, I chanced to Google myself. It has been a habit of mine for a long time. Thus, I have grown accustomed to seeing certain results near the top, including my Identi.ca and FB profiles and this blog. I was not used to seeing my Google+ profile as the top result, featured as prominently as [...]
In the end of December all Estonian political parties represented in the Estonian parliament were sent requests to answer a few questions about Free Software, proprietary software advertising on the websites of public institutions, open standards, software patents, and copyright. Estonian Reform Party (Eesti Reformierakond) was the first to respond. They replied that the party [...]
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
The rain it raineth on the just And also on the unjust fella; But chiefly on the just, because The unjust steals the just’s umbrella.
By Lord Justice Bowen
On these fine Christmas, I want people to consider who are the just in the modern world.
The big media corporations censoring the Internet or heroic [...]
To translate, or not to translate, that is the question that has never existed for me. Nevertheless, I find myself pondering that particular question. The question arose from the PDFreaders campaign and its petition page. For some reason, it has been obvious to translators that the country list on the bug list page ought to [...]