Archive for June, 2012

Circumvention Tech in NYC, July 9-12 — Get Your Hack On.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Circumvention Tech: (noun) Technology, including software tools, designed to help people circumvent censorship and surveillance by state and non-state actors. Yo, circumvention tech hackers! And if you read my blog, there’s a greater-than-average chance you are one, or could play one on TV… The Open Internet Tools Project, in conjunction with the FreedomBox Foundation, InformSec, and […]

Yo, App Developers: Please Make Your Public Interest Apps Open Source!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

There’s a disturbing trend in public-interest apps: They’re released for free, but without clear open source licensing or access to source code. I think it’s not that the developers don’t want the apps to be open source — they just don’t think of doing it (and perhaps don’t understand, or don’t know from personal experience, how great […]