Google has come out swinging against Canadian ISPs (incl. Telus, Rogers and especially Bell Canada) that are throttling peer to peer traffic of their customers.
I've long been a big fan of Douglas Rushkoff. In this keynote "invocation," (courtesy of BlipTV, 8 mins) which opened the second day of the Personal Democracy Forum on June 24, 2008, he argues that there is no such thing as "personal democracy" and genuine democratic discourse can only be participatory and collective. The power to write and publish, he notes, may finally be in the hands of everyone (after centuries of domination by religious and political elites), but real democracy isn't just blogging and commenting, it's treating the entire world as "open source" and remakable by direct participation.
I caught the closing session of Vidfest on Friday - a call to arms to defend net neutrality, entitled "Can I Have Your Attention Please? An Internet SOS", featuring Matt Thompson and Jason Roks.
Today's announcment that Verizon and Mozilla are joining the Linux Mobile Foundation (LiMo) is great news for the advancement of mobile Linux.
Having a major carrier like Verizon announce that they "will encourage its handset partners to use the OS even if it is not a part of LiMo" and that they will "make a big financial commitment by hiring people" signals great confidence in open platforms as the way forward.
I've been sifting through the internet, including the excellent Symbian Freeware site, looking at various packages available for live location tracking using the Nokia N95 handset. Our plan is to provide live location tracking of a car vs. bicycle journey that will visit the various Car Free Festivals on June 15th.
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