A Short Excursion into the Estonian Language and its Corpus Planning as it relates to Free Software

Introduction

The written form of Estonian language is standardised to a large extent, and while standardising a language – a living, developing phenomenon – is mostly nonsense, especially if the existence of standard rules becomes an excuse for schools to treat perfectly understandable and logically constructed sentences as deficient, it is desirable to have [...]

Manchester Cryptoparty on Dec 7, 2013

Many days have passed since my first visit to Manchester, England, where I visited a cryptoparty organised by FSFE Manchester group and Open Rights Group Manchester. On our side this meant mainly Anna Morris; I was simply interested in observing a functioning Fellowship, or local, group in action and meeting a few UK Fellows [...]

Ühendatud Piletid ASi arusaam turvalistest autentikaatoritest

Kunagi oli Elveril idee teha Vabakanali “Infopoliitika” saate jaoks episood, mis koosneks eri aktivistide kirjeldustest neil tol hetkel käsil olevate projektide kohta. Kahjuks polnud huvi kaastöö vastu eriti suur, mis tähendab, et praegu pole näha, et taoline episood lähitulevikus tuleks. Seega otsustasin enda välja pakutud lõiku jagada siin, oma ajaveebis. Faile majutan Dropboxi keskkonnas, viited: [...]

Kasutajapoolne identiteedihaldus kui demokraatia nurgakivi

 

Essee on avaldatud ka 2013-05-03 Sirbis kui “Kasutaja määratud identiteet on demokraatia osa“.

Infoühiskonnas on küsimus anonüümsusest oluliselt avaram kui Meelis Atoneni katse[1] võrdsustada anonüümne (tegelikkuses küll pseudonüümne) kommenteerimine halvustamisega või kui seda on isegi küsimus ano-/pseudonüümsuse kui nähtuse tervitatavusest kommentaariumides. Küsida tuleks, kas inimene peaks [...]

Piraatlus: kultuuri demokratiseerumine (et)

Kirjutis on avaldatud toimetatud kujul ka Õhtulehes.

Kirjutan: “Piraatlus,” ent mida mõtleb lugeja? Viimasele filmile, mille magnet-viite ta veebilehelt ThePirateBay leidis ning filmi enda teiste tavalistest inimestest Interneti-kasutajate arvutitest alla laadis? Autorile, kes meelelahutustööstuse retoorika kohaselt tasustamata jääb? Autoriõigusele kui asjaõigusele, milleta kultuur sureks? Autoriõigusele kui liberaalsesse turumajandusse sobimatule monopolile ning artistide, kelle [...]

Indictment: Prologue or The Shackles of the People, by the People, for the People, Shall Perish from the Earth

> 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 [...]

Changes to Google’s personalized search: repulsive abuse of dominance

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 [...]

The rain it raineth on the just

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 [...]