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Open Data

There are a lot of people worried about “open data”, like Matt Asay and Tim O’Reilly.

Of course, they call free software “open source” and they think the lack of open data it is a big deal with companies like Google threatening to control what links we click on and companies like Facebook using free […]

Software War underway

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Microsoft is reviving itself right now. It has the money and the expertise. Windows 7 is a major improvement over Vista, even though it demonstrated the holes in Microsoft’s aging technology stack.

Windows 7’s additional 3 years of debugging, plus a new Windows Phone 7, Silverlight, Windows Azure, IE 9, Bing, Natal, […]

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Faster Linux World Domination

This was originally posted to Linus and the rest of the Linux kernel mailing list, and then to Tom’s Hardware.

“The future is open source everything.” —Linus Torvalds

Dear LKML;

I have written a book that makes the case for Linux world domination. I find it interesting that the idea of Linux on the desktop […]

Computer vision as codec

I’ve tried for a while to figure out why computer vision is mostly still in research labs in spite of the fact that there are many thousands of people and different algorithms and codebases for doing computer vision. One analogy that occurs to me is image compression.

There are an infinite number of ways of […]