Monthly Archives: November 2006

WITNESS Benefit Dinner in New York, December 11

I will be at the WITNESS dinner on December 11. If you are in New York, please, consider coming. The dinner will be hosted by Peter Gabriel and Gael Garcia Bernal. You can read more about the event at their … Continue reading

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Sun releases Java under GPL

From the Free Software Foundation site. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) welcomed the public commitment from Sun Microsystems to distribute its proprietary Java platform under the GNU General Public License (GPL) — the world’s most widely used free software license. … Continue reading

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Microsoft WindowsXP does not recognize some Bulgarian and Romanian characters in Times New Roman and Arial

Microsoft Windows XP does not recognize some characters in Romanian and Bulgarian alphabet, we found from EU Commission sources. A specific Bulgarian character is missing from Windows XP’s fonts Times New Roman and Arial. This character is ?, (edited after … Continue reading

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Web usage in Bulgaria – Another View on the Internet Users

My good friends and colleagues from Market Test have provided me with a presentation given by Ivaylo Bogomilov last week. It shows full data about Internet users in Bulgaria. I believe these trends give good idea where Bulgaria was, where … Continue reading

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Linus Torvalds named Hero of the last 60 years by the Time magazine

My ISOC Trustee colleague Patrick blogged about it. It’s true – check the Time web site. Linus is among Nelson Mandela, Andrei Sakharov, King Juan Carlos, Lech Walesa and others. I believe that the Open Source software made not only … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Concert in New York – Saturday, November 18, 2006

This Saturday there will be another great concert in New York. The performance, “From the Souls of the Village to the Cries of the City” will be at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space. You could listen to Ms. … Continue reading

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On Net Neutrality

You may have hear the term “Net neutrality”? No? Strange. Check what Wikipedia says about it. There are more interesting links at the end of the this Wikipedia entry. I am writing about it, because next week I will be … Continue reading

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50 years Treaty of Rome

Next year is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC). It was signed in Rome on 25 March 1957, and entered into force on 1 January 1958. The Treaty … Continue reading

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CreativeCommons & Flickr Contest

From Larry Lessig: Creative Commons launched the first CC Swag Photo Contest on Flickr to promote our Annual Fundraising Campaign. The photo must be of CC Swag (t-shirts, buttons, stickers, etc. ?” all available from the Support the Commons store) … Continue reading

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Saving of the Jews in World War II

I was at the Bulgarian Consulate General in New York tonight for a special event, organized by Thanks to Scandinavia and the Consulate General. My very good friend Victoria Schonfeld gave the following speech, which I publish with her kind … Continue reading

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