#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…

I Work For the Internet

[I Work For the Internet](http://iworkfortheinternet.org/) is freshly launched campaign by [Fighting For Freedom](http://fightforthefuture.org/) against harmful internet blacklist legislation, [SOPA](http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf), making it’s way through Congress **right now**. A coalition including the EFF, Mozilla, Creative Commons, Wikimedia, and many other organizations [have been rallying](http://americancensorship.org/supporters.html) internet users 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…