Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration

Ist sicher für einige langweilig, für mich aber sehr interessant. Wie (und waruim) Projekte mit tausenden von Beitragenden sehr gut funktionieren können. Sowohl OpenSource als auch flache Hierarchien kommen hier als merkmale dieser MMCOP’s (Massive MultiCollaborateusr Online Projects) vor.

About this talk

In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.
About Clay Shirky

Shirky, a prescient voice on the Internet’s effects, argues that emerging technologies enabling loose collaboration will change the way our society works

TrueCrypt 6.0 ist erschienen

Die Verschlüsselungssoftware TrueCrypt ist in der neuen Version erschienen. Man kann damit sogar ganze Betriebssysteme verschlüsseln, was ein kleiner Meilenstein in der Geschichte dieser sehr guten OpenSource Software ist.

Slashdot Story:

„While most of the US was celebrating Independence Day, the true fellow geeks over at TrueCrypt released version 6.0 of TrueCrypt over the long weekend. The new version touts two major upgrades. ‚First, TrueCrypt now performs parallel encryption and decryption operations on multi-core systems, giving you a phenomenal speedup if you have more than one processor available. Second, it now has the ability to hide an entire operating system, so even if you’re forced to reveal your pre-boot password to an adversary, you can give them one that boots into a plausible decoy operating system, with your hidden operating system remaining completely undetectable.‘ The software has been released under the ‚TrueCrypt License,‘ which is not OSI approved.“

Link (Artikel auf ostatic.com)

Link (http://www.truecrypt.org/)