But why do I like open software, anyway? I mean, is it free? What is it about open software that just says, mmmm, YES/!? Open Information. Open Education. Open markets. No security through obscurity, security through design, not policy.

The Gates Foundation is going to require that all research funded by them publish in immediate open-access journals. in case you were wondering, this is INCREDIBLY GOOD. LINK

I CAN’T WRITE RIGHT NOW YOUTUBE OMG

discussion on twitter:

so google’s helping kill off old dead applications by requiring that plugins switch standards. This is cool because it hurts Java and Silverlight (though not really flash, pepperflash).

BUT HANG ON A MINUTE

we can kill off flash by scaring people with the transplant :D

oh, wait, that’s only browser side, there’s nothing scary to kill off the application. Okay, so flash doesn’t die.

But at least silverlight and java will be hurting.

totes around his closed-interpreter hatchet