Monthly Archives: January 2009

OCLC Library Data-grab Policy Countdown

There’s now about a month until the privatisation of library data described in Libraries, Cooperatives, OCLC and TTLLP happens. There’s now a Thingology Blog series on Why libraries must reject the OCLC Policy, with a list of four actions at … Continue reading

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For Debian Developers who watch discussions about possible GRs

I believe that most debian developers ignore discussions of possible general resolutions like the current one, until/unless they look like reaching the required number of seconds to trigger a vote. It’s hard to prove that a group is ignoring something, … Continue reading

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Copyrighting the Future consultation ends this month

The Copyrighting the Future: Keeping ahead of the game consultation finishes in a month’s time (6 February). They actually called it that – “copyrighting the future” – can you believe it? In case you haven’t seen it yet, this is … Continue reading

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America OnLine (AOL) killed their blogging service – actually, all their Hometown sites – last September and I only just noticed. AOL didn’t kill it cleanly. They could have offered 301 Moved Permanently redirects to users’ new hosting (good – … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution: Avoid These Bad Ideas?

I’m not a big new year resolution maker (new year is just a side-effect of a calendaring system), but if you are, I suggest the following resolutions to avoid three bad ideas: Change your passwords and do not set it … Continue reading

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