music to code to, #2: Blame and sounds of water

Depending upon the very mood, I am into different kinds of music throughout my (working) days, and for quite a while, all kinds of electronic stuff has been close to top my my list, including both a couple of more familiar names and stuff which might be considered pretty much “unknown” these days, for whichever … Read moremusic to code to, #2: Blame and sounds of water

a strange kind of cross-over: Botany Bay – “grounded”

Wow, looking at the timestamp of the last entry, it seems it’s been a while, vacations and project business included, since I wrote anything here. Anyway: As a regular follower / user of jamendo, I am by now pretty much used to stumbling across new and interesting music and average quality on jamendo.com seems pretty … Read morea strange kind of cross-over: Botany Bay – “grounded”

[german]’zeitgeisty’: Community für freie Lizenzen?[/german][english]’zeitgeisty’: free licenses community?[/english]

[english]Creative Commons licenses have been around for quite a while now, and by now there also is quite a bunch of followers who believe in the idea of using free licenses for publishing self-made content. Unfortunately, the existence of “free licenses” by now still is next to unknown among “mainstream” computer users, same as most … Read more[german]’zeitgeisty’: Community für freie Lizenzen?[/german][english]’zeitgeisty’: free licenses community?[/english]

The Vision of Mozilla

For all those who like to read papers that range somewhere in between technology and society: Check this draft of an emerging Mozilla Manifesto, focused on pushing forth “the internet” as an open, accessible environment to be used for both commercial and public interests. Looking at this sort of tools as “cultural technology” rather than … Read moreThe Vision of Mozilla

DRM to face its end?

Surprising: Apple’s Steve Jobs has written a lengthy essay titled “Thoughts On Music”, pondering the options and caveats provided by severely criticized DRM technologies in the Apple iTunes shop and elsewhere where people sell and buy music online. Bottom line: Jobs blames the music industry for forcing shops like iTunes into selling DRM-polluted protected music, … Read moreDRM to face its end?

Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht!

Prinzipiell ist die heutige Entscheidung des BGH, nach der sich die seit einiger Zeit durch die Presse geisternde, viel diskutierte und zu Recht viel kritisierte heimliche Online-Durchsuchung von Nutzer-PCs mittels einer ohne Wissen des Anwenders installierten und wirkenden Schadsoftware per gegenwärtigem Recht unzulässig ist, ja ein Grund zur Freude. Indes, der Knackpunkt ist hier “gegenwärtiges … Read moreWas nicht passt, wird passend gemacht!