Purism, a Social Purpose Company (SPC) focusing on security and privacy with its hardware and software, has begun shipping its mass-produced Librem 5 phone to customers.#technology #tech #security #privacy #cellphone #mobile #Purism #Librem
The Librem 5 is a one-of-a-kind general-purpose computer in a phone form-factor that Purism has designed and built from scratch following a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised over $2.2 million. Both the hardware and software design is focused on respecting the end user’s freedom and giving them control over their privacy and security. The Librem 5 doesn’t run Android nor iOS but instead runs the same PureOS operating system as Purism’s laptops and mini PC.
The open secret Jennings filled me in on is that OpenStreetMap (OSM) is now at the center of an unholy alliance of the world’s largest and wealthiest technology companies. The most valuable companies in the world are treating OSM as critical infrastructure for some of the most-used software ever written.#technology #tech #mapping #GIS #OpenStreetMap #Facebook #Apple #Amazon #Microsoft
The four companies in the inner circle— Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft— have a combined market capitalization of over six trillion dollars. In almost every other setting, they are mortal enemies fighting expensive digital wars of attrition. Yet they now find themselves eagerly investing in and collaborating on OSM at an unprecedented scale (more on the scale later).
Am Sonntag feiert Alan Kay den achtzigsten Geburtstag. Er wurde im US-Bundesstaat Massachusetts geboren und wuchs in New York auf. In den 1960er-Jahren erfand er einen Personal Computer sowie das tragbare Dynabook. In den Siebzigern arbeitete er im legendären Forschungszentrum PARC. Kay zählt zu den kreativsten Köpfen der Informatik und ist auch ein exzellenter Musiker.#history #HNF #tech
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