Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data

Tim Berners-Lee is famous for inventing the world wide web, and now he’s ready to take things to the next level with an ambitious open source project called Solid. Noting that the web has become “an engine of inequity and division”, Berners-Lee wants to restore the power and agency of individuals online and move the balance of power away from “powerful forces who use it for their own agendas”. Solid is not a completely new venture. Berners-Lee has been working on it for some time, and it is built on the existing web as we know it. Where it differs… [Continue Reading]

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Microsoft ‘Re-Open Sources’ MS-DOS on GitHub

An anonymous reader quotes Microsoft’s Developer blog:
In March 2014, Microsoft released the source code to MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0 via the Computer History Museum. The announcement also contains a brief history of how MS-DOS came to be for those new to the subject, and ends with many links to related articles and resources for those interested in learning more.

Today, we’re re-open-sourcing MS-DOS on GitHub. Why? Because it’s much easier to find, read, and refer to MS-DOS source files if they’re in a GitHub repo than in the original downloadable compressed archive file…. Enjoy exploring the initial foundations of a family of operating systems that helped fuel the explosion of computer technology that we all rely upon for so much of our modern lives!

While non-source modifications are welcome, “The source will be kept static,” reads a note on the GitHub repo, “so please don’t send Pull Requests suggesting any modifications

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