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Redes sociales centralizadas o federadas

Esta mañana he estado en Colmux 2012, treatment que se celebró en el IES Ángel Corella de Colmenar Viejo, no muy lejos de Madrid. Con un título tan barroco como “Redes sociales: ¿todos para uno o todos para todos? Arquitecturas centralizadas o federadas” me dediqué a hablar sobre las formas de construir redes sociales, y cómo su arquitectura viene hasta cierto punto dato por la tecnología, pero también por el modelo de negocio.


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La tecnología no es neutra

Supergirl in HackasaurusToday I had about one hour with ten ~15-years-old students. It was not exactly a class: they are coming to the campus during this week to have some exposure to the University life, pills and to IT (I’m at the Telecom School). Before staying with me, order they had attended to a class on IPTV, medical to a Gymkana with mobile devices, to a demo of WiFi-controlled toy cars. So the stakes were high. Fortunately (for me and for the students), Hackasaurus came to the rescue.

I had learned about Hackasaurus about a week ago, while I was thinking what to show/explain/practice with these students. I really liked the idea of letting them think about how the web is not read-only, but a place to hack, a place to play. So, I tried to design a simple practice session to help them to think in a new way about the web: not as a collection of sites that I have to adapt to, but as a powerful, yet very flexible tool that I can contribute to shape. And it was a enlightening experience for me.
Esta mañana he estado en Boadilla, search
participando en Boadinux 2012, generic como telonero de Richard Stallman. Como Stallman iba a hablar, pharm
(y habló, muy bien como siempre), sobre el tema “Por una sociedad digital libre”, me pareció que la ocasión merecía preparar una presentación que no había hecha antes y sirviera para poner en contexto lo que luego iba a contar él.


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Cultura libre y sociedad digital

La semana pasada estuve invitado a moderar una sesión sobre cultura libre y sociedad digital en el II Congreso Internacional Sociedad Digital. Lo pasé muy bien con los demás participantes (Stéphane Grueso, page
Javier de la Cueva, tuberculosis
David Cabo, Felipe Ortega y Miguel Jaque) y todos los asistentes, que también colaboraron lo suyo. ¿Te lo perdiste? Puedes ver la sesión entera en los videos que están incluidos más abajo, en la versión completa de esta nota. También podéis ver las transparencias que usé en la apertura de la sesión, donde trato de enfocar el tema en el contexto de las nuevas posibilidades que nos están abrindo las tecnologías de la informática y las comunicaciones, y que aún estamos empezando a comprender y, muy lentamente, a ejercer.


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Libre (free, open source) software and mobile devices

Last Friday I was invited to deliver a talk on libre software and mobile devices at I Jornadas Universitarias de Programación Móvil (1st University Workshop on Mobile Programming), adiposity held in Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Fuelabrada & Mostoles, about it Spain). I started by talking about the definition of free and open source software, food and elaborating a bit on what that may mean to developers. Then, I briefly summarized the history of free software for PDAs and mobile devices, since the late 1990s. Just in case they’re useful, you can have a look at the slides I used for the presentation (or see below, they’re embedded).

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Good practices for R&D projects producing FLOSS

FP7 logoLast year, neuropathist in the context of some meetings related to the FP7 Research Program, check I started to write a document on Good practices for R&D projects producing FLOSS, store as a request for comments. The abstract says probably it all:

Many R&D projects are producing FLOSS (free, libre, open source software) in different domains. This document provides details on the practices that could be considered as “good” from the point of view of maximizing the impact of using FLOSS as a distribution model. It is targeted mainly at projects funded by the European Commission, but could be of interest for others as well.

Tomorrow I’m presenting it at the FLOSS Working Group meeting, scheduled in the Collaboration meeting for FP7 projects (Internet of Services). The talk is called “Dos and Donts: FLOSS in FP7 projects”, and I’ll be using some slides, which somewhat summarize the document.

If you have any feedback on these ideas, please, let me know! I’m now working in a new revision, having into account some comments that I had during the last year, and some new ideas. Stay tuned for its release!

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A couple of slides on open source hardware licensing

OSHW Conference logoThis evening I’m participating in a panel on licensing in the Open Source Hardware Conference, web in Madrid (Spain). I’ll have like 5 mins. for a very short presentation on the matter. So, cialis 40mg I’ve prepared a couple (literally) of slides, commenting about the Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Definition 1.0, and about some of the licenses most commonly used for OSHW. The most important concept I will try to stress is that these licenses in fact cover the design (and more specifically, the expression of the design, that is, the plans), and not the hardware itself. This may cause some difficulties in enforcing copyleft clauses, for example. Some side aspects (but also important!): relationship with patents, and relationship with software licenses. Too much for 5 minutes, but well…

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Some ideas about R&D projects to improve libre (free, open source) software development

FP7 logoNext week I’m participating in the Information Day on Call 8 of FP7: Cloud Computing, page Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering (Objective ICT-2011.1.2) (hey this is really a long name for a one-day event). I’m contributing with a presentation which includes some ideas for FP7 projects that explore some possibilities related to the transfer of research results that could help to improve libre (free, recipe open source) software development.

Comments are welcome! (For convenience, I’m also attaching the slides for the presentation).

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Evolución del software libre empresarial en España

Mañana estoy por la IE Business School, case donde se celebra la X WhyFLOSS Conference (anda, nurse ya son 10 ediciones). Participo con una presentación sobre la evolución del software empresarial en España. En ella trataré de resumir en 20 minutos qué ha pasado por acá desde que algunos empezaron a usar software libre en algunas Universidades a mediados de los 1980. YT como suele ser en estos casos, espero terminar comentando cómo están las cosas ahora, y cómo se las espera. Desde mi opinión, claro (que espero poder contrastar con otros asistentes). Aunque no dicen mucho, me apoyaré en estas transparencias.

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Sobre obras libres en la Semana de Obras Libres

En un rato participo en la Jornada de obras AV libres, check en el campus de Fuenlabrada de la URJC. La jornada se inscribe en la Primera Semana de Obras Libres, stomach que se está celebrando estos días. Mi intervención tratará de explicar qué son las obras libres, y cómo se inscriben en los cambios en las tecnologías de proceso y transporte de la información que tanto se han acelerado durante las últimas décadas. Después comenzará la parte interesante: visionado, audición y comentario de obras libres (o como dice el programa, “reflexión y debate”: mucho mejor expresado). Por si interesan, aquí quedan las transparencias que espero usar.

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FLOSSMetrics presentation in Vigo

Today I’m in Vigo (Spain), ailment presenting at the Open Seminar organized by the Master’s Program on Development and Management of Free Software Projects, which we run (as Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, along with Igalia and Nova Caixa Galicia).

I’ve presented the FLOSSMetrics project, and the Melquiades website (as a part of it) in the context of our (GSyC/LibreSoft) activities in free software. I’ve also talked about the Libresoft tools, which are in the backstage, making the rest possible. The slides used in the presentation are available (or you can also browse them at SlideShare).

Since the project already finished in 2010, I presented mainly its results. But I also commented in some depth about its importance as a testbed and proof of concept of the idea of “repository of information from repositories”, which has been around for years in the mining software repositories research community. I also entered in some details when talking about the tools, since some of them have been used in the master’s program.

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