« The Internet Architecture Board (IAB), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Internet Society (ISOC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will hold a joint Internet privacy workshop on 8 and 9 December 2010 at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts on the question: How Can Technology Help to Improve Privacy on the Internet? ...»Read more »
"...MIT OpenCourseWare ( http://ocw.mit.edu/ ) is a web-based publication of virtually all course content from the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (MIT).Read more »
"I’ve been seeing mail and blog postings, particularly from people in the Lisp community, why MIT has switched from using Scheme to Python in the freshman core curriculum for the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At the International Lisp Conference, Prof. Gerry Sussman gave a short impromptu talk explaining the new freshman curriculum.Read more »
«...That statement packages several questionable assumptions:
1. That the only motive for developing free software is ideological.
2. That innovation in software requires a lot of funding.
3. That the only way to fund software research is through proprietary software.
4. That innovation is more important than freedom.Read more »
"...They base it on practical values only and they take for granted that proprietary software subjugating users is legitimate; whereas I say, and we in the Free Software movement say, that users are entitled to freedom and that proprietary software is a social problem and we're aiming to correct that problem, put an end to that problem..."Read more »
"...The Association of Lisp Users is pleased to announce the 2009 International Lisp Conference will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sunday through Wednesday, March 22-25, 2009.Read more »
"In an exclusive interview with vnunet.com, Stallman discusses his views on free versus proprietary and open source software, social networking sites and privacy issues..."Read more »
A common charge against free and open source software (FOSS) is that it lacks the ability to innovate. To that charge, the lifelong research of Eric von Hippel, professor and head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, offers a thorough and scholarly refutation.Read more »
Judge George O'Toole lifted the gag order on three MIT students who were sued by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for discovering a security vulnerability in the MBTA's fare payment system.Read more »
"The hackers of the artificial intellegence lab did most of their programing in the lisp programing language [...] They began writing programs in lisp that were unrelated to their work in artificial intellegence.Read more »
"Louis Hodes, a co-inventer of the LISP programming language dies. As a research assistant, Dr. Hodes took part in the pioneering work being done in the development of the computer programming language LISP, used in artificial intelligence research.Read more »
"... a Lisp-based window system through which several Lisp programs and ordinary Unix programs can share a screen. Both C and Lisp will be available as system programming languages [...] Who Am I? I am Richard Stallman, inventor of the original much-imitated EMACS editor, now at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT..."Read more »
"...The GNU Manifesto is a famous document that was distributed on the Internet in the early years of the GNU Project; it's one of the first nodes in the GNU Emacs manual, which you can read by opening the Emacs manual in an *info* buffer, as described in Select a node section:
1. Type C-h i to open an *info* buffer.
"...The describe-project function, bound to C-h C-p, is a 7,500-word essay by Richard Stallman, Emacs' principal author, describing the purpose of the GNU Project (which he founded)... --
The GNU Project
by Richard Stallman
originally published in the book "Open Sources"
"MIT dropped its subscription to the database of past articles from the Society of Automotive Engineer because SAE had was using anti-copying DRM technology on the papers that made them less useful for scientists and researchers. After a presentation from an MIT professor about the boycott, the SAE publication board eliminated DRM for its papers..."Read more »