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EFF-Austin supporter meet up

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

(I like the new logo!) For those of you back in Texas, EFF-Austin is having a meetup:
EFF Austin is renewing the practice of monthly supporter meetings.  The first in this series will be held at 7pm on Thursday, July 5th at Progress Coffee (see links below for maps and additional information).  This first meeting will […]

Texas Open Document bill hearings

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

The two (identical) bills that would require the State of Texas to move towards open document formats are scheduled for a public hearing on Monday, March 26, 2007 in both houses of the Texas Legislature. The Senate bill is SB446 and is sponsored by Hinojosa, and the House bill is HB1794 and is sponsored by […]

Introduction to CC in Austin - March 14

Monday, March 5th, 2007

The Creative Commons: An Introduction
March 14, 2007
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe
Full details after the fold.

UNT’s cybercemetery

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Heard about this one through KERA’s North Texas News and Commentary podcast awhile back. The University of North Texas, my old alma mater, runs a cybercemetery ‘to provide permanent public access to the Web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions.’ It is a pretty great resource for materials that the U.S. […]


Friday, February 23rd, 2007

There is a story in yesterday’s Scotsman about the increase in mediation in Scotland. It is a profile on advocate John Sturrock QC and his mediation firm Core Solutions, which offers mediation services. One comparative aspect caught my eye:
He says the use of mediation in corporate and business matters has grown dramatically in Scotland […]

Open Doc bill assigned to committee

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

As mentioned earlier, SB446 is a bill introduced by Senator Hinjosa of the Texas Senate requiring the use of open document formats for electronic state documents. The bill has been read and sent to the State Affairs committee.
For a bit of background, Massachusetts has had a similar requirement in place for some time (2005). See […]

Lessig in Austin

Monday, February 19th, 2007

For those of you back in Austin, Texas, Lessig will be speaking at the University of Texas on Thursday 20 February. [Link].

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