Mimi And The License by Nina Paley

Magic Release 1.9

Magic 1.9 is here, with lots of changes and additional features since I published revision 1.4 a couple of weeks ago. Check it out! Also, take a look at the Patented European webshop poster prepared by Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) showing just how broken software patents really are.

PJ Comment on TCP/IP Turing Award

I could not resist quoting Pamela Jones commenting on Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn receiving the Turing award for creating the TCP/IP suite of protocols:

“Can you imagine if the [TCP/IP] protocol had been created by Microsoft instead? That is the problem with proprietary thinking. It’s hard for them to see the forest for their own little trees. This story also proves that innovation is not dependent on patents. There are, believe it or not, plenty of Open Source folks who will invent wonderful things that change the world for the better just for the joy of it.”