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Congress Votes For Better Government Websites, Digital Services
Make government apps that are actually useful on purpose: "Are designed around user needs with data-driven analysis influencing management and development decisions, using qualitative and quantitative data to determine user goals, needs and behaviors, and continually test the website or digital service to ensure that user needs are addressed."
govt  digitaltransformation  law 
december 2018 by cote
Oracle's surprise win in Java API case could make it harder for developers | Java programming - InfoWorld
"I am not a lawyer, but from a developer perspective, the idea of copyrighted APIs does nothing but introduce friction and uncertainty into the very integration efforts the developers use APIs to accomplish," said Jeffrey Hammond, a vice president at Forrester Research. "Devs will now need to worry about the potential for API lock-in via copyright, as alternative suppliers can’t produce like-for-like substitutions without risk. I don’t see how this is good for developers as it amps up the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about using third-party services." Donnie has a detailed piece as well, along with this example: This is going to create a lot of difficulty for everyone reimplementing S3 APIs, for example, such as OpenStack and others, with the exception of Eucalyptus because of its Amazon partnership.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  law  copyright  apis  programming  open  link  tumblr:link 
may 2014 by cote
Digg Decides It’s More Important to Be Liked
"There is something really wrong with a 'community' when it decides that the rule of law when applied to something they don’t like should be ignored." --they call it a lynch mob.
digg  community  crowdsourcing  law  dmca  usa  dvd 
may 2007 by cote
BILL INFO-2007 Regular Session-HB 1163
"Prohibiting a person from displaying on a motor vehicle a specified item that depicts or resembles anatomically correct." How about Man's head on dog?
maryland  via:mrchippy  sitckers  law 
february 2007 by cote
Evidence 2007 - CyberOne Wiki
This looks more fascinating than I have time for. I'll have to catch the podcasts of the lecture from AudioBerkman. So far the first two are awesome.
law  podcasts  harvard  evidence  wiki 
january 2007 by cote
Smoking ban battle reignites - Austin
This seems fair: bar owners no long have to be the long arm of the law.
austin  politics  smoking  law 
october 2006 by cote
Opponents of smoking ban meet at Broken Spoke
I'm all for banning smoking. I'm tired of going out and smelling like an ash-tray afterwards. Second-hand smoke stinks, end of story.
austin  smoking  law  freedom 
march 2005 by cote

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