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A bias against Bitcoin?

A statement from the European Banking Authority is warning people about the risks of using Bitcoin for payment and investment/speculation.

The press notes that the EBA paper stops short of telling people not to use the digital currency.

xWiki: 10 years and a WebRTC success story

Six months ago, I wrote to the leaders of several open source web frameworks and asked them about their vision for WebRTC and if they would come to the WebRTC Conference in Paris this week (now finished). The most promising response was from Ludovic Dubost, founder of the xWiki project.

Get WebRTC going faster

On Saturday, Lumicall began offering free calls from browser to mobile using the free and open WebRTC technology. It should be no surprise that the service has been popular.

Is it really free and open?

The only way to prove this technology is free is to help people implement this for themself.

Free calling from browser to mobile with free software

Lumicall is now offering free calls from browser to mobile.

The whole service is powered by free software using open standards.

Ski season starts

The ski season has started again, I went down to Andermatt on Sunday to have some fun.

Here is a video made with my camera phone:

Real-time streaming market data with free software

Here is an overview of the real-time market data architecture based on OpenMAMA:

All these components may be running on a single host or they may be distributed across different servers and workstations in a LAN. The OpenMAMA market data bus ties them together.

The free software country?

Loch Ness Monster, Scotland

There is big news in Europe right now, especially the UK, about the Scottish nation's manifesto for independence.

Switzerland changes

For those with fond memories of the very successful DebConf13...

Outreach Program for Women applications

The deadline for Outreach Program for Women applications is very imminent and a range of applications have now appeared on the OPW wiki

It is great to see Debian has attracted a diverse range of women who all appear to have coding experience. Code samples have been submitted in Java, C++ and Python among other things and they come from a range of locations around the globe, including Brazil, the UK, Iran and India.