May 24, 2013 : Software Guidelines for Responding to Freedom of Information Act Requests for the State of Connecticut
On February 26th, I published an article that consolidated 50 United States Freedom of Information Act laws as they pertain to software called Taxpayer-funded Software Should be Available for the Public: 50 U.S. State Public Records Laws for Software Disclosure….
April 14, 2013 : Correspondence with California Attorney General about Software Source Code Disclosure
On January 28th, 2013 I sent a letter to the office of Kamala D. Harris about the California Department of Justice lawsuit against foreign apparel companies use of unlicensed software as an unfair competitive advantage and that it might be…
April 3, 2013 : Tuning the AWE Feed Reader and Publisher for Speed
After exploring several directions for AWE, I’ve finally released an improved version (0.5.0) of the AWE Feed Reader and Publisher and it includes a huge improvement to the speed it takes to get updates. There still isn’t a requirement to…
March 25, 2013 : Competing with the Search Engine Titanic at Street Level with Reliability, Security and Privacy
There has been an unreasonable amount of hype around working at Google, and free software talent find jobs at Google. The recent shutdown of Google Reader reveals their untrustworthy support of free software in their inner conflict between supporting software…
March 19, 2013 : How To Video: Independently Publish Video on The Web at Your Domain Name (11:46min)
This is a short overview about the steps it takes to publish a video independently on the web. This ship is free and isn’t tethered to any social media “docks” or “ports”. A computer running a free software operating system such as Trisquel, gNewSense or Ubuntu is a prerequisite. You can get a computer with a free software operating system by volunteering at FreeGeek, located in Portland, Oregon.
March 19, 2013 : Letter sent on October 21st, 2012 to Richard A. Feinstein, Director of Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission
This is a letter to Richard A. Feinstein, Director of Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission that is in response to a letter that was sent from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein about social media networks and antitrust. I believe it would be in the benefit to Americans, and to the public understanding of the operations of the government, to be able to have the programming source code of Facebook and Twitter released to the public.
March 19, 2013 : Letter sent on October 21st, 2012 to Victoria Espinel, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
This is a letter to Victoria Espinel that is in response to a letter that was sent from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein about social media networks and artists. Victoria is the first appointed U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as defined in the PRO-IP Act, signed into law by George W. Bush. The United States of America has been known for thriving culture of music and movies, and this is an important position in our changing economy as we are entering into the computer information revolution.
March 19, 2013 : Letter sent on October 21st, 2012 to U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights
This is a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. And is in response to a letter that was sent from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. The websites Facebook and Twitter are treated as if they are in control of the people, yet they are privately owned and operated and do not make available to the public the source code of their computer program, or provide public channel for revisions to contribute back to the community.
March 14, 2013 : New Possibilities for Web Applications: Seven Directions for the AWE Feed Reader and Publisher [Source Code Disclosure]
In honor of the legacy and work of Aaron Swartz, I’ve dedicated some time over the last month on a project in the spirit of RSS and Creative Commons, both projects Swartz contributed towards. Swartz coauthored RSS with the version 1 specification, and helped architect Creative Commons licensing. This project is a feed reader that is also a publisher. I’ve explored seven directions including an Android app, Chrome extension and have looked at several different programming languages to help optimize and improve the speed it takes to download several hundred website feeds, and for there to be many affordable web hosting options to publish selected posts into a feed.
March 8, 2013 : Letter to Oregon Equal Opportunity Employment Officer: Source Code of Employment Software
I am being disadvantaged from public services by the WorkForce iMatchSkills program, by not making this program available to the public, including source code, it is against the interests of the public, including millions of software engineers, and in exclusive support of the goals and profit of chief executive officers of private software corporations.