Month: August 2004


A bank holiday weekend of hacking sees menu handling, keymap handling, a test framework and buffer s-expression picking finally in SourceForge CVS.There' some picking and masking code in there along with some colour handling code, but those parts are incomplete.I think I'm going to pull the pen tool together next, which will give the buffer…
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The first part of 1968 is now online:Click here to go there. The Open Content versions of each image can be downloaded individually, and the archives of all the images (so far) in svg, Postscript and PDF format are all on the same page as the images themselves. Download and extend, everything's cc-by-sa-2.0.There's more to…
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Latent Semantic Analysis

Via Planet Lisp. This looks interesting. I've wanted to apply Markov Chains to bitmaps and PostScript for ages, this looks even better.An Introduction To Latent Semantic Analysis.
Posted in Generative Art

Open Source Democracy

A book on how Open Source methods can re-invigorate democracy. Available under a Free-Circulation license that look suspiciously like a modified CC license :-) :Book details and download.
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The Success Of Open Source

A book on why Open Source works, how it's good for business, and how its principles are more broadly applicableBook site and downloadable exerpt.
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All My Work Is Now CC-BY-SA-2.0

All my work (well, everything I feel I can release legally :-) ) is now available under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license:Click Here For Downloads
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The NonCommercial Fallacy

(from cc-license-discuss)1. NC stops anyone who uses the work from making money off of it.2. The internet service providers, software and hardware companies, internet hosts and print shops that are involved in the creation of the work still make money off of it.3. The warm glow of anti-capitalist virtue people get from NC is therefore…
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Evie & Li In The Sea

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O”Reilley Book On Open Source Licenses Coming

It covers the Creative Commons licenses as well. There are some factual errors in the sample chapter available online, and it isn't spectacularly well edited, but it looks like a good legal discussion for the layperson (US law obviously):Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing It should be out soon.
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The Indoctrination Of Youth

The latest US craze headed to the UK is our over-stretched teachers becoming unpaid propagandists for the kind of corporate unreality that lead to the DMCA/EUCD. There's a good letter against this at Kuro5hin. Soon maths questions will be based on calculating how much revenue poor EMI lose each time someone downloads Unplayable Crap Vol.3…
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