Tendenci Clients Doing Good – Hong Kong Response to Mask Ban – Baker Institute

To stop the spread of misinformation, you need actual information, intelligence, subject matter expertise combined with critical thinking. Do that and the result in knowledge. Hence it makes our team happy, not taking a position either way, but to see that our software can facilitate dialog about tech from silicon valley to human rights issues in Hong Kong.

We are the paper the newspaper gets printed on. Some stories need to be talked about in a safe place without the influence of Facebook or Google or Twitter, etc. One of those clients is The James Baker Institute for Public Policy. This post was automatically blocked by our firewalls for a number of IP addresses, I can only assume because of it being a hot topic.


While I have not read the report in its entirety, it is interesting to see that it IS still possible to have a place on the Internet, free of trolls, where actual thoughts can bubble up, and freedom can be expressed.

The PDF is available at https://www.bakerinstitute.org/media/files/files/3db31746/bi-report-121819-china-maskban.pdf

Score one for open source, freedom of speech and freedom in general.

Thirty Days of Thanks – Open Source Software

Open Source SoftwareImagine a world where you get up in the morning and enjoy a hot shower in a  free house.  Get in a  free car to go to work. Drive through Starbucks and get a  free coffee.  Eat lunch for  free and then grab your  free dinner on the way home.

Woah! That’s a lot of  free and who doesn’t love free! This is the life of developers and companies using  open source software.  No high priced licensing fees or nickel and dimed software updates. Just plain  free.

We  love open source software. We live and breathe open source. Open source employs us and thousands of others.

Today we will thank the many individuals and companies that provide us with fantastic software products like PHP, Python, MySQL, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and  Storme!

So raise your beer (or wine) and let’s celebrate open source software!

Here are some of the fantastic open source products available to you for  free:

Open Source APIs
Facebook – http://developers.facebook.com/
Twitter – http://apiwiki.twitter.com/
Delicious – http://delicious.com/help/api
Google – maps, reader http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/docs/directory.html
Yahoo – maps, traffic, weather http://developer.yahoo.com/everything.html
Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/services/api/
Picassa – http://code.google.com/apis/picasaweb/docs/2.0/developers_guide_protocol.html
YouTube – http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/overview.html
Basecamp, Highrise, Campfire – http://developer.37signals.com/

Open Source CMS, Blogs, Forums
Wordpress – https://www.wordpress.org/
Drupal – https://www.drupal.org/
Plone – http://plone.org/
Vanilla Forums – http://vanillaforums.org/
TypePad Motion – http://www.typepad.com/go/motion/
Joomla – http://www.joomla.org/
Expression Engine – http://expressionengine.com/

Open Source Development Languages
Python – http://www.python.org/
Python Package Index – http://pypi.python.org/pypi
PHP – http://php.net/index.php
JQuery – http://jquery.com/
Google GO – http://golang.org/
Java – http://java.sun.com/
JavaScript – https://developer.mozilla.org/en/JavaScript

Open Source Databases
MySQL – http://www.mysql.com/
Postgres – http://www.postgresql.org/
SQL Lite – http://www.sqlite.org/

Open Source Database/HTTP caching tools
Memcached – http://memcached.org/
Squid – http://www.squid-cache.org/

Open Source HTTP Daemons
Apache – http://www.apache.org/
LiteHTTPd – http://www.lighttpd.net/

Open Source FTP Applications
FileZilla – http://filezilla-project.org/
FireFTP – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/684

Open Source Image Editing
GIMP – http://www.gimp.org/