Tag Archives: software

Respond to the European Consultation on Library RFID

As you may remember, our co-op is working on various RFID (radio tags instead of barcodes, basically) extensions for Koha. One of the main ethical concerns about RFID is privacy – if done wrong, it could become quite easy to … Continue reading

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Widgets, W3C and Wallies

Widgets are little web applications run on the client side. They’re not particularly new and there are a lot of them about, but there’s little consistency between them, so they’re a bit of a pain to use in practice still. … Continue reading

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Youth Freedom and an IRC Q+A

Advertisers try to “get ’em young” to get them buying their wares from an early age. So why don’t we advertise freedom at young people more? The younger we make them aware of freedom, the more time they’ll spend defending … Continue reading

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Bristol Cooperatives and Social Enterprise Trade Fair on Monday

Cooperatives-SW is working in partnership with the Regional Infrastructure for Social Enterprise (RISE) to hold a Trade Fair with support from CDA (BRAVE Ltd.), Social Enterprise Works, Co-opportunity and Watershed Media Centre. It will be held on Monday 1 December … Continue reading

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Stop Software Patents

Today is the World Day Against Software Patents – 24 September. If you’ve not already signed the petition, go do it now, please. Especially if you’re in Europe, but also if you’re in the US or other swpat-suffering nation. Programs … Continue reading

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Lots of Days: Software Freedom, British Food and World Peace

Today is Software Freedom Day. It is also the start of British Food Fortnight. (Tip to total coverage cooperative.) There is an open day 11-3 at Thatchers Cider, near here in Sandford. (To get there from Worle by bike, leave … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Attractions: Software Cooperative Events for Late 2008

Some interesting events that I’ve heard about recently, with a bit of a focus on software, cooperatives and the South-West:- Bristol Knowledge Unconference: Friday 5th September 2008 * Tour of Britain, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, Tuesday 9th September – other UK locations … Continue reading

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Would a Real Free Software Developer Group Bite Apple Like FSF Did?

I’ve been installing free software for library cataloguing onto Apples recently. It’s not been great (GNU/Linux is still easier and faster, in my opinion) but it has worked much better than older Macs. As well as making servers that are … Continue reading

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Good Tour for Software and Cooperatives Enters Final Weekend

This weekend, I will be mostly watching the Tour de France. It’s been a very good tour for software and cooperatives. Look at the current leaderboards:- Teams Carlos Sastre Candil (also 2nd in King of Mountains) Team Computer Sciences Corporation … Continue reading

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