#SOPABlackout

What I wish Wikipedia (and others) were saying: “Today, we’re going to an extreme to notify the public of bills that threaten the Internet. We’re doing so because this was the only way to get your attention. The mainstream news media was not going to…

Wissenswert: €5000 for Free Knowledge projects

A fantastic initiative from Wikimedia Germany: an idea competition, “Wissenswert”, calling for projects that further Free Knowledge. Winning submissions can receive up to €5000. I’d love to see projects in the spirit of the “School of Open“, an idea Jane Park (@janedaily) proposed during the…

OKCon and A Generation of Bold Web Makers

The Open Knowledge Foundation is putting on its annual conference in Berlin at the end of the month. Daniel Dietrich has done a stellar job pulling together some of the most active and inspiring people in the Free/Open space, and I’m really looking forward to…

LibreBus: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City Volcanoes01 bySir James / Public Domain, found in Wikimedia Commons Guatemala We broke our fast in San Salvador with tortillas, pancakes, and “American” coffee. A great tragedy in Central America is how delicious local foods, like coffee and tortillas stuffed with yumminess, are…

LibreBus: San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador downtown by Sergio.solar/ Public Domain, found in Wikimedia Commons San Salvador Hyper from a night of hotel-room karaoke with the Free Software program Performous, we jumped into the Librebus to journey from Tegucigalpa to San Salvador. The half-day’s drive through forested hills and…