Biweekly links for 06/15/2009
- Fully homomorphic encryption
- Very interesting paper about a cryptographic scheme that allows computation directly on the encoded data, without requiring decryption.
- Torvalds on how to use git
- Interesting discussion from Linus Torvalds on good git development practices.
- Don’t Hide Your Research, Share It! (pdf)
- Good article about Open WetWare.
- State of the OWW | OpenWetWare Community
- Drew Endy: “I would currently be hard pressed to make a successful argument that supporting and using OWW [Open WetWare] has made the research in my own laboratory significantly better, as judged by our traditionally published results. If anything, using OWW as it exists today has lead to increased frustration with the slow inanities to be found within the conventional research publication process, while simultaneously and naively reducing the pressure to publish more formally and enabling others outside the (v. small) OWW community to “borrow” results without giving credit. This said, I’m more invested in OWW than ever before, and am convinced that we are figuring out a new way to do research. We just have a lot of work to do in order to make the transition complete.”
- The Way I Work: Matt Mullenweg | Printer-friendly version
- Lots of thoughtful stuff from Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress: “For WordPress, we’re trying to set up a community that will be around 10 to 30 years from now, that’s independent from the whims of the market. I feel like the nonelected benevolent dictator: It’s my responsibility to meet as many users as possible and direct the software project in a way that reflects their interests. Last year, I probably met 2,000 or 3,000 people who make their living from WordPress. We want to be like Google, eBay, Amazon — they all enable other people to make far more money than they capture. And that’s ultimately what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to create a movement.”
- Blogs, papers, and the brave new digital world: Matt’s thoughts « Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
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