"...Recently, Net Neutrality-support association French Data Network (FDN), the first historical French ISP, underwent a sudden contract rupture from SFR, its ADSL provider. This is serious threat to Net Neutrality because this shows that big companies can have the power 1) to avoid competition 2) to control which company can or cannot provide Internet access.Read more »
« "Net neutrality". This obscure yet simple concept is the root of the development of the Internet as we know it. In the digital environment, it is the guarantee of competition, innovation, and fundamental freedoms. Until now, net neutrality has been the rule, both for technical and economical reasons.Read more »
Ziproxy is forwarding, non-caching, compressing HTTP proxy server.
Basically it squeezes images by converting them to lower quality JPEGs or JPEG 2000 and compresses (gzip) HTML and other text-like data.
The Australian Federal Government is planning to force all Australian servers to filter internet traffic and block any material the Government deems ‘inappropriate’. Under the plan, the Government can add any ‘unwanted’ site to a secret blacklist. Please sign the petition below...Read more »
"Fanal is a dynamic dns client (aka ddclient). It can monitor several IP addresses and update several dns. Written in Perl, it is used on GNU/Linux and probably work perfectly on *BSD. It is intended to be run as a daemon. It is licenced over the GPL v3 terms..."Read more »
Toward a new challenge for Freedom.
We should define what is Net Neutrality, not so much to play the teacher, but to put things down on the paper, and eventually get some feedback on this definition attempt.
The Dell Thunderbird supercomputer, named MegaTux, has 4,480 Intel microprocessors running Linux virtual machines with Wine, making it possible to run 1 million copies of a Windows environment without paying licensing fees to Microsoft.Read more »
"The Constitutionnal Council, highest jurisdiction in France gave its decision1 concerning the HADOPI "three strikes" law, final stage before the promulgation of the law. It decided that presumption of innocence is more important than the idiotic schemes from the entertainment industries to artificially prolong their obsolete models..."Read more »
"...The main research field of this book is Italy, since it is here that networking practices have determined the construction of a network of projects unparalleled in any other country. A scene with a strong identity and with its own artistic, technological and political feeling has been formed in Italy.Read more »
"One of the chores that I do for the Apache HTTP server project, every three months or so, is to slog through the IANA media type registry to see what new media types have been registered and add them to the mime.types configuration file. This is one of the few things I do that is almost all pain for little or no gain.Read more »
"To understand the importance of a UN World Summit, one has to remember that they are held rarely; only when there is an issue of large societal impacts, such as women's rights in 1945, or global climate changes more recently.Read more »
RMS: « The European Parliament voted to reject the punishment-on-accusation plan of the War on Sharing, but failed to defend net neutrality. »Read more »
Patrick Le Lay: « TF1's business is to help Coca-Cola sell its products. For an advert to be effective, the viewer's brain has to be available. Our programmes are made so that their brain becomes available, that is to say to entertain them, make them feel relaxed to get them ready between two commercials.Read more »
"...In the offensive-defensive technological arms race between the corporate state’s attempts to keep proprietary content under lockdown, and free people who want to freely distribute information, the latter will always be a step ahead.Read more »