Category Archives: Free Software

What’s Behind (and Beyond) Open Source

Did you ever questioned yourself about the very reasons of the Open Source paradigm success? What other fields the collaborative development model is expected to take over, beyond software. To answer these and other questions I felt that Carlo Daffara, a true eminence in the Open Source European landscape, was the right person: come take a look to this fantastic expert talk!

What’s Behind (and Beyond) Open Source

Did you ever questioned yourself about the very reasons of the Open Source paradigm success? What other fields the collaborative development model is expected to take over, beyond software. To answer these and other questions I felt that Carlo Daffara, a true eminence in the Open Source European landscape, was the right person: come take a look to this fantastic expert talk!

The role of Open Source and Free software in today’s world, excellences, issues and frontiers to cross: an expert talk with Roberto Galoppini

How is open source doing at today? Did Free Software become a cornerstone of today’s Internet?
It’s clear that the two movements together have shaped the world as we know it today.

I asked Roberto Galoppini – one of the most credited open source evengelists in Italy – to help Meedabyte’s readers having a view of current state of adoption and perspectives.

The role of Open Source and Free software in today’s world, excellences, issues and frontiers to cross: an expert talk with Roberto Galoppini

How is open source doing at today? Did Free Software become a cornerstone of today’s Internet?
It’s clear that the two movements together have shaped the world as we know it today.

I asked Roberto Galoppini – one of the most credited open source evengelists in Italy – to help Meedabyte’s readers having a view of current state of adoption and perspectives.

Internet Access Here Sign - credits to Steve Rhode

On the Internet and the pursuit of real Value for today’s society

What is the role of the Internet at today? What shall us expect from *the Network* in the times of economic and ecological debt? By helping us sharing our destiny as a community the Internet can help modern societies to leverage value at the expense of costs of any type, especially those that harmed our development model that led us here “when” we live.

Internet Access Here Sign - credits to Steve Rhode

On the Internet and the pursuit of real Value for today’s society

What is the role of the Internet at today? What shall us expect from *the Network* in the times of economic and ecological debt? By helping us sharing our destiny as a community the Internet can help modern societies to leverage value at the expense of costs of any type, especially those that harmed our development model that led us here “when” we live.

credits to Youssef Hanna

Interviewing Glyn Moody: why we should worry about our own digital Freedom.

Did you even thought about your Digital Freedom? Meedabyte hosts an interview of Glyn Moody on the topic. You should read it.

credits to Youssef Hanna

Interviewing Glyn Moody: why we should worry about our own digital Freedom.

Did you even thought about your Digital Freedom? Meedabyte hosts an interview of Glyn Moody on the topic. You should read it.

The sound of silence

Are you interested in threats your Freedom is subject to on the Internet?

The sound of silence

Are you interested in threats your Freedom is subject to on the Internet?

Supporting The Case Against Data Lock-in

A few days ago the Data Liberation Front, a team created by Google apparently to lower lock-in on data that its services generate on  users , has publicly clarified its mission (note: the DLF has been started in 2007, made

Supporting The Case Against Data Lock-in

A few days ago the Data Liberation Front, a team created by Google apparently to lower lock-in on data that its services generate on  users , has publicly clarified its mission (note: the DLF has been started in 2007, made

Interviewing Richard Stallman: Freedom in the time of SaaS

Richard Stallman is one of the most revolutionary thinkers and activists of the twentieth century. Thanks to him we have things like GNU and free software movement. Meedabyte had the opportunity to publish an interview with him about the threats to personal freedom deriving from using what is commonly identified as SaaS.

All of us use SaaS every day but the contours of this phenomenon, which has so many obscure points for users, are rarely clear.

Emerges a clear picture: on one hand users, citizens, taxpayers, on the other huge economic interests. In the middle, the need for individuals to mobilize and be the first lawyers of their own Freedom.

Richard Stallman è uno dei pensatori più rivoluzionari e gli attivisti del ventesimo secolo.A lui dobbiamo cose come GNU e del movimento del software libero. Meedabyte avuto l’opportunità di pubblicare un’intervista con lui riguardo le minacce alla libertà personale derivanti dal Software as a Service.

Tutti noi usiamo SaaS ogni giorno, ma i contorni di questo fenomeno, che ha così tanti punti oscuri per gli utenti, raramente sono chiari.

Ne emerge un quadro chiaro: da un lato gli utenti, cittadini, contribuenti, dall’altro enormi interessi economici. Nel mezzo, la necessità per gli individui di mobilitarsi e di essere i primi gli avvocati della propria libertà.

Interviewing Richard Stallman: Freedom in the time of SaaS

Richard Stallman is one of the most revolutionary thinkers and activists of the twentieth century. Thanks to him we have things like GNU and free software movement. Meedabyte had the opportunity to publish an interview with him about the threats to personal freedom deriving from using what is commonly identified as SaaS.

All of us use SaaS every day but the contours of this phenomenon, which has so many obscure points for users, are rarely clear.

Emerges a clear picture: on one hand users, citizens, taxpayers, on the other huge economic interests. In the middle, the need for individuals to mobilize and be the first lawyers of their own Freedom.

Richard Stallman è uno dei pensatori più rivoluzionari e gli attivisti del ventesimo secolo.A lui dobbiamo cose come GNU e del movimento del software libero. Meedabyte avuto l’opportunità di pubblicare un’intervista con lui riguardo le minacce alla libertà personale derivanti dal Software as a Service.

Tutti noi usiamo SaaS ogni giorno, ma i contorni di questo fenomeno, che ha così tanti punti oscuri per gli utenti, raramente sono chiari.

Ne emerge un quadro chiaro: da un lato gli utenti, cittadini, contribuenti, dall’altro enormi interessi economici. Nel mezzo, la necessità per gli individui di mobilitarsi e di essere i primi gli avvocati della propria libertà.