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Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

VIDEO: Richard Stallman Discusses A Free Digital Society

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 02.28.2014 | Huffpost Code

On Thursday, February 20th, HuffPost Code hosted Dr. Richard Stallman in collaboration with The New York Tech Meetup and Cooper Union. Stallman is...

Watch The Live Stream Of Richard Stallman Discussing A Free Digital Society

Posted 02.20.2014 | Huffpost Code

Tonight, Dr. Richard Stallman is presenting a talk titled A Free Digital Society. Dr. Stallman will address the many threats to freedom in our digital...

Macs No More: After Edward Snowden, Time to Come to the Penguin

Nathan Schneider | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Nathan Schneider

The personal computer is political. The time for liberation has kind of come.

Best Available Free Software for Your Business

Neal Jenson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

To run a business successfully, you need to bootstrap and find free resources wherever you can get them. I have tried my hand at picking some of the best free software for businesses. These are not free 30 day free trials, but actually free software.

Googazon: The Web 3.0

David K. Levine | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
David K. Levine

Will the next Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds or Jimmy Wales please step forward? Because I don't want information at my fingertips -- I want action at my fingertips, and I mean my fingertips.

Renting, Buying, and Stealing: The Future of Software Applications

John Pavley | Posted 04.18.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

It's never been harder, or easier, for a developer of software applications to make an honest living. And it's never been more confusing, or simpler, for consumers to figure out how to get access to cool new tools and critical old ones for their computers, phones, and pads.

Obama and Free Software

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Love

While free software was once considered by some as a fringe movement, it is now mainstream. Fortune 500 companies are embracing free software programs like R to analyze data.

How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own

David Bollier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bollier

An open culture, a sharing economy and a digital republic: the foundations for this new world actually matured during the nightmarish Bush years, beneath its contemptuous gaze.

Free Web Version of Photoshop Launches

AP | AMANDA FEHD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The maker of the popular photo-editing software Photoshop on Thursday launched a basic version available for free online. San J...