Category Archives: Education

The Open Source Definition

 (from: http://opensource.org/definition) Introduction Open source doesn’t just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria: 1. Free Redistribution The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away … Continue reading

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Naess’ concept of normative system

1. The word “system” has different meanings, but here it refers to a system of ideas which can be expressed in ordinary language – a philosophical system. 2. The word systéma (from the Greek σύστημα) “is a combination of syn, … Continue reading

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Cartas: Microsoft & Villanueva

Collected from the blog Código Fuente: Carta de Microsoft Perú al congresista Edgar Villanueva Nuñez San Isidro, 21 de Marzo de 2002 Señor: Edgar Villanueva Nuñez Congresista de la República Presente.- Estimados señores: Primeramente, queremos agradecerle la oportunidad que nos … Continue reading

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Communication and interdisciplinarity

“True communication is possible only between equals, because inferiors are more consistently rewarded for telling their superiors pleasant lies than for telling the truth.:” (from the The Jargon File version 4.4.8: SNAFU principle) “Communication is possible only between equals: that’s … Continue reading

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Activism in the Netherlands

This is a list of links directly or indirectly related to activism in the Netherlands. More suggestions are welcome. Activist Netherlands magazines/sites: http://www.doorbraak.eu/ Breakthrough, Left grassroots organization that fights for an ecologically sustainable world without exploitation, oppression and exclusion. Against … Continue reading

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A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto (Eric Hughes)

A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto Eric Hughes Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one … Continue reading

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The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto (Tim May)

The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto Timothy C. May  Cypherpunks of the World, Several of you at the “physical Cypherpunks” gathering yesterday in Silicon Valley requested that more of the material passed out in meetings be available electronically to the entire readership … Continue reading

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The architects of information (interview)

This is an interview with John Young and Deborah Natsios, by Joseph Grima —————————————————————————————————————- The architects of information This article was published in Domus 948, June 2011 In the early days of the Internet, more than a decade before Julian … Continue reading

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List of Documents Allegedly Downloaded by Aaron Swartz

This is a list of the documents allegedly downloaded by Aaron Swartz. / Esta é uma lista dos documentos supostamente baixados por Aaron Swartz. swartz-dl-docs (Source: swartz-dl-docs.txt file at Cryptome.org) Here is a link to Swartz’s “Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto“. / Nos … Continue reading

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Wizard Prang on Education

As the website of Chronicles of Wizard Prang, the book by Stafford Beer, is not properly configured to display the text, I am putting here this chapter, which is about education. To view the other chapters, go to the website of … Continue reading

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