Bits of Freedom
Bits of Freedom

Tinkerer and thinker on everything free and open. Exploring possibilities and engaging with new opportunities to instigate change.

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My Kid Will Never Hack Linux

When I was a teenager, around 15-16 years old, I started to learn C programming by reading the source code for the Linux kernel. Mind you, the kernel was quite a bit smaller then and quite easy to understand. For any software over 25 years old, I think it's remarkable how legible and understandable the kernel still is. But there's no deny…

Jonas ÖbergJonas Öberg

Policy, why's that?

In November 2016, Bruce Schneier wrote about the need for increased regulation in the software sphere. If we want to secure our increasingly computerized and connected world, we need more government involvement in the security of the "Internet of Things" and increased regulation of what are now critical and life-threatening technologies…

Jonas ÖbergJonas Öberg