Category Archives: Intellectual Property

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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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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Open Letter from Edgar Villanueva to Microsoft

This is a historical document of open source philosophy found on the net. I grabbed it from Petter Reinholdtsen’s blog. The letter was reportedly written by Edgar Villanueva, a congressman in Perú at the time, in response to Microsoft’s complaints … 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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Piracy, culture and learning

(A note for further exploration) An interesting fact of our times: Many of us owe a lot of our personal culture to piracy. Music, video, books, texts, academic articles, comics, cartoons… Without piracy, we would not have had access to … Continue reading

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