Common Knowledge

Back to life

Sorry for the long delay between posts. I was robbed at the beginning of the month, losing my laptop, passport, other pieces of digital technology and identification, house keys, work keys, pens, papers, business cards and so forth. I’m just now catching up with all the real-life work that piled up during the seven-days-without-a-computer phase.

I have some posts queued up, trying to finish out the lengthy series on copyright and databases. And I am going to try to write something approaching a final summary on why I don’t like licensing as an approach for databases, instead preferring the public domain as first principle.

But some interesting stuff has happened in the interim. We pushed out the GreenXchange project with Nike and Best Buy. I got slashdotted in advance of my talk at eTech. And there’s a lot of big stuff brewing for announcement soon…

Thanks for sticking with me during the delay. I guess RSS readers make that easier…


  1. #1 islam sohbet
    March 2, 2009

    McCain’s Absence Allows GOP to Filibuster Oil-For-Renewables. By a roll call vote of 59-40 on December 13, 2007, Senate Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster threatened by Republicans of compromise energy legislation with an oil-for-renewable tax package. The tax package rolled back $12.7 billion in tax breaks on the oil and gas industry to invest in renewable energy tax credits. Sen. John McCain, on the campaign trail, was the one senator not voting

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