Stephen E. Arnold: The Noisy (Useless?) Internet

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Stephen E. Arnold

Optimizing the Noisy Internet

Humans love to complain, especially the older generations about how their youth was superior to the current day.  Alan Franzoni rants about how the Internet has gotten too noisy in “Stopping The Internet Noise-A Useful Internet Back Again.”  Franzoni complains that the modern Internet is not as useful as the Internet of the 56K modem days.  He lists the ways the old Internet was more productive.  He starts with old Usenet discussion groups and mailing lists.  What he liked about this old discussion boards were that he could subscribe to one application service instead of having to do it multiple times.  He then turns to IRC chatting, citing its superiority because it was a single application with a consistent interface.

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Yoda: Open Source is the New Normal in Data & Analytics

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Dead, dead, dead — secret, stovepipe, proprietary.

Open Source Is The New Normal In Data and Analytics

I’ve argued for a while now that we’re at or near a data tipping point beyond which lies a new world where companies analyze many fundamentally new types of data in real-time and use it to make business decisions that were previously impossible.

Yoda: Tanzania Open Source Seed System

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Tanzania: Strengthening Farmers’ Seed System Through ‘Open Source’

Last year, an international workshop took place in Ethiopia and brought together farmers, researchers, government officials, the private sector and non-governmental organisations from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and those working at regional or global level on issues of influence in these countries.

Richard Stallman

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Richard Stallman

Below the fold are thirteen links to the most important statements from Richard Stallman, father of GNU (GNU’s Not Unix), and arguably the most important mind responsible for starting the Open Source Everything revolution. He prefers the term Free.

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