Yaba Yaba

what? another blog? you must be joking.

wear it on your sleeve

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Bazaar.org were pushing these sweet badges at the JISC-Emerge event last week.I often wonder why people subject themselves to software serfdom when there’s high quality free & open alternatives. One explanation is that if you give stuff for free, you can’t conjour a budget to buy superbowl ads. So its nice to see the European commision put their money to good use.

In fact, this just gives me an idea. I mean, this theory – that the only reason feudal technology (Mac, Windows, whatever) has a lead on the good guys is that they have a huge advertising budget – its just a thoery, right? So it needs to be researched and validated or refuted. And there are only two ways to research it:

(a) ban advertisment for commercial software / content.

(b) fund a similar scale budget for advertising free stuff.

If anyone’s game for writing a research proposal, say for FP7, I’m happy to elaborate b.

Written by yishaym

January 31, 2008 at 2:55 am

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