Tag Archives: decentralization

Increased advertising pollution on wordpress.com

wordpress.com is the hosting service associated to the WordPress free software blog platform (WP for short). I often described this combination as virtuous, as it permits users to open easily and swiftly a hosted blog, while letting them move it easily to a self-hosted or other host solution using the same software. The growth of […]

Whiners, mercenaries and alternatives

Large telecommunications companies, copyright stock owners and some content producers complain that large centralized content sites now concentrate a large share of Internet usage, creating unbalance in the traffic. These centralized sites are accused of free riding without contributing to financing infrastructures nor remunerating artists (read producers and distributors). Mercenary politicians1 sing the same song […]

(De)centralization of information activities and services

Nota: All trademarks rights are held by their respective holders. At the last Open Source Convention (OSCON), a lively debate developed between Eben Moglen, who heads the Software Freedom Law Center and the publisher Tim O’Reilly, organizer of OSCON. Tim O’Reilly triggered this exchange by declaring that free software licenses were today obsolete as they […]