Wed Sep 20 23:56:41 CEST 2006

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Opensource Press released Free Culture (German edition) into the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 License. That's what they said on the Wizards of OS 4 in Berlin.

Free Culture is also the first work which was registred at the Registered Commons. It's the try to create a database where free works will be listed. You can add there your work and your authorsip.

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Mon Sep 11 00:08:14 CEST 2006

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Yesterday I finished reading the book Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity by Lawrence Lessig.
Lessig is the founder of the Creative Commons project, a professor on the Stanford Law School and got the FSF Award 2002.

Free Culture is about the moral rights in the USA and England, Japan and the European Union. It describes how they changed along the years and why it is (partly) bad of the congress to allow the unlimited temporary use of the moral rights.

Furthermore it explains what it means to release a work into public domain or how fair use works.
Lessig shows on brilliant examples how the law, the market, the technique and the creativity influence each other - e.g. he describes the challence between Eldred vs. Ashcroft and some more.

It is a great work to get a view inside of the federal court system based on English common, that the United States has got. It's the best book I've ever read about free culture and the way how creativity and freedom works for our society now and in the future. So it doesn't surprised me much that RMS was one of the first readers of the manuscript.

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Thu Feb 9 23:52:13 CET 2006

todays podcast and "Free Culture"

Today I listened once more to the podcast(s) of The podcast of $today was about "rubish" containing in the end the sound of birds (within a normal evening in Kreuzberg).

"Die grossten Kritiker der Elche waren frueher selber welche." - with this quotation the podcast begins - followed by a short reference to Jonny's interview on FRITZ.

The whole interview can be found on Spreeblick, too. It's about the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy and the freedom of speech in general.

The other news of the day I found on ProLinux about a new book of Lawrence Lessig, "Freie Kultur - Wesen und Zukunft der Kreativität"

OpenSourcePress wrote about it that it is a book about the creativity and about the media in our current culture and about the wishes of the industry.
The author, Lawrence Lessig, owns the FSF-Awards 2002, founded the Creative Commons and is professor of law on the Stanford Law School.

Then: Good night!

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Thu Feb 9 20:58:37 CET 2006

'GNU Emacs Pocket Reference'

Hello readers,
today I bought a new (german) book - 'GNU Emacs Pocket Reference'.

This book is a short reference about GNU Emacs. It describes the standard commands of Emacs and some more features (mail, news, browsing, ...).
It's really cool because you have got (almost) everything on one (short) view, but it's not for learning Emacs from scratch and understand its ideology.

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