Open Source

Crap that’s happening in the open source world.

Actually, not dream – I used to hope. No, not even – I used to wish (as in “wishful thinking”) that one day there would be hundreds of thousands of people using my code. Some of my code shipped with Firefox forever ago so technically there are actually millions of people using my code. ISO …

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Sometimes I don’t understand the world. One of the things I couldn’t understand is why it is so difficult to find an online clock that is simple and can be resized. For years I would google “clock” and variations of that, and all I would get back was crappy small digital clocks on pages 80%-full …

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Hah! I didn’t even make that one up: Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License. It should have been “whatever” not “what”, which kind of sucks, makes it look like an illiterate 15-year-old american came up with it. I found it because uMap (an awesome piece of software I’m sure I‘ll write about …

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Why is it so difficult to find a simple clock that will show the time on the screen? Honestly you would think building one is rocket science, that’s how hard it is to find one online. I can never find one to show on the projector while my students are taking a test or exam, …

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At Seneca we showed that the Creative Commons registry is technically doable and we wrote software to show how. Now the project needs to be taken over by another organization interested in running it. We don’t have the infrastructure at Seneca to host it. I would love to one day see Wikimedia (perhaps via Wikidata) …

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In this series: CC Registry – What it’s all about CC Registry – Architecture (this post) CC Registry – Next steps I’ll now describe the components making the registry possible. All the source code for this is open source and available from GitHub. Data Source When this goes into production – the images need to …

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