Go forward in time to April 2012.
Ramblings by yours truly appeared recently in two books:
Open Advice is a fantastic book of essays by numerous people in the free software community. Lydia Pintscher organized and edited the book, and she did a terrific job. My chapter in the book is called Software that has the Quality Without A Name , similar to my presentation for last year's Desktop Summit. The presentation is newer than my chapter and contains additional material, but the chapter is a nicer piece of prose.
Peer-to-peer Urbanism is another collection of essays, this time about an emerging "open source urbanism and architecture", if you will. Nikos Salingaros and his merry band of enlightened architects organized the book. My text is a kind of essay in collaboration with Nikos, called A brief history of P2P Urbanism. It briefly explains the deplorable status quo in architecture and urbanism, the ideas that can be borrowed from the free software community and other leaderless groups, and how these can be applied beneficially to the built environment.
Both books are downloadable online, and are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
Go backward in time to January 2012.Federico Mena-Quintero <email@example.com> Fri 2012/Feb/24 16:51:03 CST