Tag archive for licensing

If you read the technical media and the blogosphere, we’re all on an inexorable march towards The Cloud. No-one seems exactly sure what The Cloud is, but we’re going there. As I wrote in a previous post, I use a simplistic definition for The Cloud; any form of storage that I connect to over a […]

You’re invited to speak at a conference. Great. The organisers want a talk title and abstract and they want it pretty much immediately. Not so great; mind goes blank; what shall I talk about; help! With this in mind, my first thought is normally “can I adapt, cannibalise or repurpose one of my other talks?“. […]

The industry I work in thrives on data; we consume loads of the stuff and in turn we generate petabytes of it. I’m talking about data in general, not the geographic, mapping or place data that I usually write about. But the longer I work in the Internet industry the more convinced I become that, […]

More intriguing, interesting and just plain bonkers stuff from the information hose pipe we call the internet: Starting off with a serious note, Ed Parsons, my opposite number at Google, wrote a great blog post on the knots that data licensing can tie you up in and why you end up paying more for a […]