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Finland, freedom, censorship

According to recent Helsingin Sanomat poll, 73% percent of Finns aged 55-64 years wanted to "control" the Internet, removing freedom of speech as necessary, in the light of the recent school shootings. I've got very little to say to them, except: "Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither" - Benjamin Franklin Every knee-jerk reaction like this only fights...

Midgard: benefits of synchronized releases

From the Midgard Project: The Midgard Project switched to a new synchronized release model with the 8.09 "Ragnaroek LTS" release. Synchronized release model means that a major release of Midgard will happen every six months, tuned to be part of the larger Linux software ecosystem as described by Mark Shuttleworth: WHAT IF you knew that the next long-term supported releases...

Midgard and content filtering

Gadgetopia has a post on how CMS's should provide an API for content filtering. Since Midgard is persistent storage API first, and CMS only second we obviously have nice APIs for doing exactly this. In this case we're running a query and checking if a different user is allowed to see something, as specified by Gadgetopia: Hey, CMS, I have...
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Summer versus autumn identity

As I didn't go to LatinoWare this year, the extended summer is now officially over, and therefore it is time to change to autumn garb, also on my online identity. Background remains the same: I remember seeing somebody's blog change its background image according to weather outside, showing sunny or rainy scenery. Maybe I should follow similar idea, changing color...
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Some talking points for the Midgard Gathering

Since the Midgard Gathering is next week, I thought it would be time to write down some conversation starters related to it. Clear vision One important thing we need to settle on is a clear vision for Midgard. It should be a vision everybody in the community can agree with, and a vision that will benefit the user base. I...
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On Vikings and Free Software

Harmaasudet, the living history group we started in mid-90s, and the reason why I originally got into software, recently migrated back into the Midgard platform. Their webmaster and Nemein alumnus Heikki asked me for some history of Midgard, and this is what I wrote: Well, original Midgard was completely programmed in order to run the Grey Wolves site. We hacked...
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LinkedIn Applications: automatic data into your resume

LinkedIn, the popular resume maintenance tool just got a little smarter: they added an applications catalogue that can make your profile there more dynamic. This is good as then potential business partners can find out more about myself from a single source, and I need to do less work to keep it up-to-date. I immediately added three apps, displaying my...
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Midgard2 at FSCONS: Your data, everywhere

Last weekend we went to the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit in Gothenburg to talk a bit about the new direction Midgard has been taking: making it a general replicated persistent storage library for multiple programming languages. The CMS itself is just an application using the library. The basic idea is that the cloud is a trap that will...
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Real-world example of a free software project handover

I wrote earlier how a free software project never stops as long as there are people interested in it. Looking at Midgard's Ohloh analysis, I found a nice example: Can you see a change when former MidCOM lead developer Torben withdrew from the project?

DeCSS, legal or illegal?

While last year Finnish courts decided that breaking ineffective copy protection is legal, it seems this year the ruling has been reversed. Quick translation below: Sihvo was sentenced into 30 day-fines. When deciding the judgement the court took into consideration that Sihvo had turned himself in to the police... Again in this trial the key point was whether CSS copy...