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Inveneo.org is a nonprofit that connects the most cut-off people in the world--they provide communication technology to people in developing regions or disaster zones which lack the infrastructure for normal telephone and internet connections. Their connections have helped rural villages spawn business, hurricane victims get aid, even helped the sick cure themselves by talking with doctors. -- Read more

A bit similar to OLPC. And they use Linux. -- tbuitenh

How Copyright Broke


Here is an interesting commentary by Cory Doctorow, a science fiction writer and supporter of Free Culture, on copyright and its misunderstandings.

"The theory is that if the Internet can't be controlled, then copyright is dead. The thing is, the Internet is a machine for copying things cheaply, quickly, and with as little control as possible, while copyright is the right to control who gets to make copies, so these two abstractions seem destined for a fatal collision, right?" -- Read more


The World Wide Web (WWW) is the single largest communication network in human history and it has come a long way since it’s first opening to the public and then the corporate use. From the very beginning and ever more so nowadays open standards were and still are instrumental in its success. This article looks at this as well as how the web was created. -- Read more...


Analysis of the machine, in light of real election procedures, shows that it is vulnerable to extremely serious attacks. For example, an attacker who gets physical access to a machine or its removable memory card for as little as one minute could install malicious code; malicious code on a machine could steal votes undetectably, modifying all records, logs, and counters to be consistent with the fraudulent vote count it creates. An attacker could also create malicious code that spreads automatically and silently from machine to machine during normal election activities — a voting-machine virus. We have constructed working demonstrations of these attacks in our lab. Mitigating these threats will require changes to the voting machine's hardware and software and the adoption of more rigorous election procedures. -- Read more


"The RIAA is whining because it's lawyers have come across yet another victim they haven't been able to cow into instant submission, something that's happening with distressing (for the RIAA) frequency, lately."

"OnWilke, unfortunately for the Big Four, the music they're trying to say he illegally distributed was his own, bought and paid for. Moreover, he can prove it."

"So Wilke, not about to cave and with whom p2pnet will be doing a Q&A, has retained Saper Law, a Chicago firm that's typical of the new breed of young and technically competent lawyers who'll be increasingly showing up in civil courts around the world, confidently taking on the labels with their embarassingly incompetent 'experts,' and run by technically ignorant senior executives." -- Read more