Rockbox brings portable music to blind

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="iPod powered by Free Software"][/caption] You gotta love the Free Software community, you have to.’  The crowds of the Rockbox project make the Archos Jukebox and other common mp3/ogg players (including iPods) “the only “off the shelf” hard drive based MP3 player that offers accessibility to the vast majority of its…

Links for 2008-09-12

R.Stallman Copyright vs community : braking new media news 12-9-2008 ore 16:00 Accademia Belle Arti LABA via D.Vender 66 Brescia ingresso libero Richard Stallman copyright vs community in the age of computer networks Home – Software Freedom Day Wiki Register your Software Freedom Day event for September 20th, 2008 in our new registration system, which…

Cross-platform and interoperability is the key

When it comes to connecting people, the first thing you need to do is use the same language.’  That doesn’t mean force everybody to use your language, because that’s what dictators do (and dictators are wiped out by history). To connect people you have to adapt to people’s language, eventually learning many of them. This…

It crashes, it crashes

The first time it crashed was when I first got it, brand new.’  I unpacked it, booted it, attached the Samsung OGG player… nothing showed up on the desktop, so I removed the player and BOOM! Then it crashed again, but I couldn’t replicate the error. Today it’s the third hard kernel crash in eight…

Happy birthday to GNU — The GNU Operating System

Five years have passed already since I and another bunch of Italians put together a 7 days of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of GNU.We went around Italy in a van, giving speeches together with guest stars as Richard Stallman, Mako Hill and other.’  I have very good memories of that week, eating cakes and…