Information Doesn't Want to Be Free - Part 1

Last Wednesday, I was thinking of ways to spend an evening in San Francisco. Can you guess what I did? (Hint: It had nothing to do with male millionaires chasing a ball around a field... or did it?)

Admittedly, of all the personal heroes I have in my life, I've met very few of them. Last week, I was lucky enough to be able to meet one more. That's right! Doctorow! *The* Cory Doctorow himself.

I had the honour of meeting Cory and listening to his excellent lecture loosely structured around his new book, "Information Doesn't Want to Be Free".

I've just begun digging into the content of the book, but from what I have read so far, it's going to be one that will potentially resonate with a lot of people that are attracted to Ubuntu.

His trojan horse thesis: It's *people* that want to be free. Information isn't really the point and it never was.

I hope you'll also give it a read as there are some great ideas and lessons in it for not only the people that are making Ubuntu... but for everyone.

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photo by Randall. cc-by-sa.

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And Cory loves Ubuntu! I like how he is very fair and balanced. Information isn't the main point, but the way it is controlled shows how we are not yet free. A friend got me the book, and even though I thought before hand that I am already part of the choir, this is definitely a very informative (and interesting) read.

And I like how Cory is true to his words -- when he gives talks, he doesn't mind people taking his pictures, or even records his lectures. He wants you to be free!

 

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