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.
Supporting the disrupted going forward….
We recently published our submission to the Libraries Taskforce consultation about its draft strategy – Libraries Deliver: An Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-21. Today, we want to say a bit more about our having called upon the Taskforce to explore the opportunities for public libraries that could flow from the growth of the ‘sharing economy’ and, in particular, moves to establish Platform Cooperatives.
Alan Pearce is making his book, Deep Web for Journalists, available free online. He says:
Inside you will learn how to avoid the attention of even the most sophisticated snoopers, how to transfer and store information securely, and how to avoid the many traps that lie in wait for today’s journalists and researchers.
The second half of the book is devoted to fine-tuning our search skills. Understanding how to interrogate any search engine is essential but knowing where to look is often more important.
All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a European visa for foreign start-up founders.
Phi Beta Iota: The cash flow positions of Thomson Reuters, Elsevier, and Bloomberg are strong for now, the mind-sets appear less so.