Yesterday I wrote
about the slide into censorship and self-censorship that the UK
government's misbegotten plans to impose a default set of Net blocks
could bring about. Of course, the UK is not alone in seeking to
introduce disproportionate schemes. Here's one from Russia:
I have been a technology journalist and consultant for 30 years, covering
the Internet since March 1994, and the free software world since 1995.
One early feature I wrote was for Wired in 1997:
The Greatest OS that (N)ever Was.
My most recent books are Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, and Digital Code of Life: How Bioinformatics is Revolutionizing Science, Medicine and Business.