Sam's notebook

Richard Stallman October 19th, 2010, 10PM


A big audience this evening for Richard Stallman at the Hyatt in Perth: a sharp divide between the suits and the t-shirts. RMS does not seem to quite gel with the ACS! In fact, David Clarke, in introducing him, said that he had no idea that the talk would be of interest to so many […]

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Free Culture Libraries, Based on Discrete Blobs November 4th, 2008, 1PM


I have been reading Lessig’s Free Culture, specifically about the four different types of content-sharing that he identifies on p2p networks: sharing content that the user would otherwise buy (bad); sharing content as a precursor to buying it (good); sharing unavailable content (good); and sharing freely-available content (good; and the preceeding three were all about […]

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