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The Guardian Project | Open-Source Mobile Security | The Guardian Project
While smartphones have been heralded as the coming of the next generation of communication and collaboration, they are a step backwards when it comes to personal security, anonymity and privacy.

The Guardian Project aims to create easy to use apps, open-source firmware MODs, and customized, commercial mobile phones that can be used and deployed around the world, by any person looking to protect their communications from unjust intrusion.
android  privacy  mobile  technology  anonymity  security  communication  opensource 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Why Apple's new Mac App store gives me the willies | ZDNet
Now, we all know there are a lot of apps, so why complain, right? The reason is freedom. As long as Apple restricts what apps can be run, the device isn’t free. It’s not a computer, it’s an appliance.

Some of you might argue that the iPad isn’t meant to be a computer and it is, in fact, an appliance, and you’re good with that. I’m not thrilled with that view, but I can accept it.
apple  opensource  technology  ipad  iphone  software 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Stop Googling // RailsTips by John Nunemaker
Next time you go to google for an answer, stop, break open the code and learn. Here is hoping this article lights some peeps on fire instead of lighting a fire for them.
code  google  howto  opensource  productivity  programming 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
David Beach's Blog: Developing for Android
Like it or not, Android is huge. Creating an open source mobile platform was one of the smarter things Google has done. It's too bad that they haven't done that great of a job doing it. Android has succeeded despite Google. In fact it's safe to say that Android is successful for one primary reason. The iPhone is only available on AT&T. If the iPhone was on Verizon a year ago. Android would be no where near as popular. But since this has yet to happen, Android has become a huge market that isn't going away.

If you are a company that builds/has iPhone apps, you better be thinking about developing for Android ASAP. But you should also be prepared for the pitfalls.
android  technology  mobile  iphone  opensource 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Musopen Wants to Give Classical Music to the Public Domain | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Museopen is looking to solve a difficult problem: while symphonies written by Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky are in the public domain, many modern arrangements and sound recordings of those works are copyrighted. That means that even after purchasing a CD or collection of MP3s of this music, you may not be able to freely exercise all the rights you'd associate with works in the public domain, like sharing the music using a peer-to-peer network or using the music in a film project.
classical  classicalmusic  music  opensource  creativecommons 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Ubuntu and Its Leader Set Sights on the Mainstream - NYTimes.com
“I want to find out what it’s like to have a gigabit connection to the home,” he said. “It is not because I need to watch porn in high-definition but because I want to see what you do differently.”
linux  code  business  news  technology  nytimes  google  innovation  opensource  software  microsoft  computers  programming 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge

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