It’s the latest in a long line of high-profile victories for the open source movement. As recently as a decade ago, the worlds of both government and business worried that using open source software would open them up to bugs, security holes, and countless lawsuits. But despite these early fears, open source came to dominate the digital landscape.
This post is to update you all about progress with InterReflections, while also alerting everyone to a new bulk deal for The Zeitgeist Film Trilogy DVDs. Regarding the latter, over the past few years I have been working to eventually release an extended box set of the Zeitgeist Film Trilogy. This would include many hours of extra interviews and commentary – along with an upgrade to the films’ quality. However, to make way for this, existing DVD inventories needs to move – so I am offering packages of 20 DVDs virtually at-cost. These would make great gifts for friends, help those who want to resell locally, or provide support to those who prefer to use them as activist tools. See: http://
Sepp Hasslberger: Mexico Leads the Way with Indigenous Co-Op Phone Company Serving 356 Municipalities
This piece on boingboing is short, but at the end you will find a link to a longer article with more information…
Telecomunicaciones Indígenas Comunitarias A.C. — a nonprofit telcoms company operated by and for indigenous groups in Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Veracruz — has received a license to operate cellular services in at least 356 municipalities. It’s the first time the Mexican telcoms regulator has given a operations license to an indigenous social group. TIC is the sequel to a network created by Rhizomatica, who installed internet-based telephony in remote communities serviced only by expensive payphones, lowering the cost of calls by as much as 98%.