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(Credit: CNET/Daniel Terdiman) Editors' note: This is a guest column. See Eric Wheeler's bio below. Let's start with the good news: Congress won't pass any laws this year to halt the collection of anonymous online user data for ad targeting purposes. But as a consensus on "Do Not Track" continues to elude industry leaders and consumer groups -- to date, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has yet to settle on a definition of what "Do Not Track" even means -- the current DNT chaos suggests that the specter of political action looms ever larger. That should strike fear into the hearts of every company that does business online -- particularly startups, but also the Googles and Facebooks of the world.
The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.” The finding was made public in Rome on Tuesday at the International Congress of Coptic Studies by Karen L.
Welcome to the mind of David Eaves (@daeaves), public policy entrepreneur, open government activist and negotiation expert. Speaking in a rapid fire style, Dave admitted to "dumping" hours of negotiation theory in a few minutes in his OSCON session "Open Source 2.0: The Science of Community Management." I, for one, was delighted to be soaked by the firehose. Dave started by debunking the 3 Great Myths of Open Source communities: Myth 1) Your Open Source Community is a Meritocracy. Admit it, the first 10 people to join your project have much more power than the next 10 that join, even the next 100.
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