Category: Politics

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Taking office

Yesterday, my first term started as the Debian Project Leader. There’s been a large number of emails congratulating me, and thanks to everyone who sent those. I’d also like to thank Mehdi Dogguy and Gergely Nagy...

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2013 party leader speeches: the tag clouds

Well, the autumn 2013 party conferences have now come to an end, and below are the three main party leader speeches, by tag cloud. Note that all three have had the word “People” removed,...

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IT recruitment sexism is alive and well

With the number of female software engineers standing at 20.9% [1], recruitment of females into the industry is a major concern. A friend of mine, Rosemary Francis who’s MD of Ellexus, has a great...

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Fleeing Google

For some time, I have been concerned about the amount of data I store on Google. This post aims to show alternatives to the service. This is primarily for two reasons. The first is...

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How not to be a jerk online – chauvinism

Do you remember at school, when the teachers mentioned that something would be on your “permanent record”? The big secret is that there isn’t one. Apologies to all teachers, but it’s not likely this blog’s demographic will...

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Digital Economy Act – And so it begins

Today, OFCOM issued a press release entitled “New measures to protect online copyright and inform consumers”. According to the announcement, internet users will be encouraged to download music and films through legal channels under...

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Anti-ACTA Demo – my speech

I’m on my way back from the Anti ACTA demo in London, at which I was asked to speak. I was good to see a number of people attend. I bumped into the wonderful...

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Government Open Standards Consultation

The government is currently consulting on open standards, and I have responded on behalf of Collabora. We believe that efforts to avoid vendor lock in, and to open up government from the extra expense...