Links i like:
I post the interesting links i collected during the week every friday.
Please note: All image rights in this blog posting belong to the linked site!
- Cool stuff:
- code, teach and learn:
- open everything / politic
- games and art
- deutsch (links in german language)
- Wie das Immaterialgüterrecht Anreize zum Anschwindeln setzt
- freie (free as beer) Sol Zeitschrift , mit schönem Kalender
- Heute ist Langer Tag der Flucht
Open Tree of Life
Opentreeoflife.org is a science project: OpenTreeOfLife.org collect data of all lifeforms into one giant, browseable tree structure.
I like infographics! This one shows the historic flow of debian distros from experimental to testing into stable, and also displays time and location of Debian conferences:
Pencilcode.net seems to be another online visual programming language for teachers and students. It's Open Source, at last according to this free-to-download Pencilcode Book. The PencilCode website currently supports Coffescript but may be enable other languages in the future. What i like is that users can either code Visual Scratch or by typing commands like in a traditional programming language.
Australia Coding Curriculum
First Estonia, than U.K., now Australia: More and more countries begin to see coding skills as an important skill for every student: Australia Coding Curriculum
Geoff Boeing and Paul Waddell are teaching the course Urban Informatics and Visualization at UC Berkeley and are putting all their teaching material in a Github Repository
A python book becomes free (as in beer) to download: python data for developers
Kung Fu films
Valve Linux Games
good gaming news, but good enough? Valve hits a Linux landmark—1,500 games available on Steam
Volkswagen and close source:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation shows how legalized obscurity (DMCA) makes fraud possible: Researchers Could Have Uncovered Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheat If Not Hindered by the DMCA
In a recent post Steve Burge reflects on how Free Software has managed to spread into tech companies in a big way, but then, those same tech companies have built walled gardens, cutting their clients off from all that freedom goodness.