Wikipedia for world heritage

You can help to get WIKIPEDIA recognized as first digital World Heritage Site by UNESCO by signing the petition. [vimeo 24316736 w=400 h=225]Message from Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia for World Heritage on Vimeo.

Google extends copyright with YouTube Store

Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work (Wikipedia). Google is adding a new right: the right to exclude you from configuring your device the way you want. Google is excluding jailbroken (rooted) Android phones from…

Things I said on 2011-05-29

♺ @astro_paolo: Going home from ISS on a wild ride. Looking forward to open up again my senses to planet Earth! Anybody for pizza? # Jim Zelin's keynote for Meego could easily be adapted for Android #meegoconf2011 # All I can hear at #meegoconf is that there are hundreds of open innovation stories enabled by…

Develop For Privacy Challenge

We live in a world of smartphones and other mobile devices that provide amazing services. But these same devices can also collect and share vast amounts of data that can paint a detailed picture about where we go, who we know, what we do and even what we think. Protecting this critical information is more…

Freedom of press is challenged in Italy

Italian blogger Carlo Ruta has been sentenced for producing an illegal editorial product on appeal by an Italian court. For the first time, remote fears have become a reality: you can be sentenced for stating your opinions online. Here we have the results of the laws passed slowly over 15 years that has eroded freedom…

How I went from architecture to free/libre software

When I tell people that I studied as an architect I always get a question: how did you end up in technology and why do you advocate Free Software/Open Source if you studied brick-and-mortar? The answer I usually give is summarized in the incipit of the book The Architecture of Open Source Applications Architects look…

La F§uffa su Facebook della Moratti danneggia tutto il settore

Da professionista di marketing continua a darmi fastidio la tempesta che sta agitando l’Italia. Se questi sono i professionisti del settore in Italia non mi stupisce che gli investimenti su Internet e social media non decollino. Secondo la mia ricostruzione, la storia inizia con Pierotaglia su FriendFeed con questo commento: Certo che la Moratti su…

Come evitare di diventare fan della Moratti su Facebook

La campagna elettorale della Moratti si fa coi figuranti vestiti da zingari e tossici nei metrò e con script poco tecnologici su siti civetta per fare crescere i ‘Mi piace’ su Facebook. La notizia così come l’ha svelata originariamente Claudio Messora e Wired.it l’ha ripresa senza aggiungere niente (ma li pagano quelli che scrivono sul…

First action from Microsoft after buying Skype

Every time Microsoft has the chance to demonstrate it can play nice with free software/open source companies, they fail. After buying Skype, Microsoft has canceled the agreement with Digium for the Asterisk/Skype bridge. As Simon says: In one move, we have illustrated the risk of a hybrid open source model, the danger of dependency on…

How to configure Funambol synchronization on Meego 1.2 tablets

Once you get a new device, the first thing to do is to put it into a usable state by transferring the addressbook and calendar. This is the bare minimum, followed by bookmarks and passwords (Meego people: please, put Firefox on Meego, instead of Chromium). While there is a Sync application in Meego, powered by…