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= Miniconfs/OpenGov =
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All information that intended for public consumption should be at least
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CC-BY (or lGPL for software). I would prefer CC-BY-SA and full GPL for
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software so changes are more visible. This is essential for software.
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Software disclosure is more important as software can be used to change
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data.
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I am a member of an Australian Standards committee BD 58. This
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committee wanted to borrow just the electrical safety information from
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CPSISC Pocketbook V2 for an annex. As the Australian Standards and the
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process is closed it could not be a Share Alike style license like GPL,
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CC-BY-SA, etc., but the CC-BY attribution license was ideal. This
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licence was recommended by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
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The document was a DRMed PeDoFile with just copyright and no mention of
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a license. To crack it or use it in any way I needed to obtain written
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permission to supercede the secret and unknown DRM conditions.
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I obtained advice which also recommended that I seek to obtain the
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material under the CC-BY license. This was discussed with Standards
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Australia and BD 58. Then I had job of finding who to ask. I finally
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was able to contact DCCEE - Legal at climatechange.gov.au in Nov 2011.
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I finally got a reply in Jun 2012 which was CC-BY, but with additional
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restrictions.
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> (a) The material must be used in an appropriate context and reproduced
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> accurately without distortion of meaning.
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There were many factual errors and only some of the electrical safety
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section was useful. We had members of wiring committee EL 1 to assist.
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Attribution (b) is reasonable and required by the CC-BY license. By
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attributing the original document any changes would be visible.
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> (c) The material must not be used for commercial sale or profit.
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Australian Standard are not free or open. They cost money and
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discussions are confidential.
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This DRMed PeDoFile cost a bomb and any had marginal entertainment
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value and with in conflict with the Australian Standard 3999 used by
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competent established thermal insulation installers. However,
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inspectors off the dole queues were using the bad fiction.
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They then did another one. This was mentioned at BD 58, but no one else
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was interested. I have not reviewed it. We do not use it.
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> Australian Government agencies are required to release copyright public
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> sector information under Creative Commons by licence or other open
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> content licences, wherever possible. This is in line with
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> recommendations of Government 2.0 Taskforce Report.
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http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtections/IntellectualProperty/Pages/LicensinganduseofCommonwealthmaterial.aspx
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I was asked to obtain some aerial from a WA state agency. I requested
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TIFFs as they come out of the camera as this had meta data that can be
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used to stitch the strips together. I had made this clear, but what I
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got was photoshopped Adobe "JPEGs". The intention was to make JFIF JPEGs
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with the size and balance that I wanted, but what I had got was already
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JPEGed!
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Some sources of data are plaintext. This is least obfuscated form of
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data. I was told that they will be helpful and paste it in Excel and
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then send you an XLS or worse still an XLSX of it!
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These are examples of undisclosed software being used to change data.
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Perhaps government agencies can not read my plaintext email as they are
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using Outlook?
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This is why I always discuss via telephone.
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The plaintext version of text/plain media type is described in RFC 20,
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822, 2045, 2046 (4.1 Text Media Type), 2822 and 5322. The precedents
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for plainetxt go back to teleprinting. In the earliest form you cut
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ticker tape on space and that multiple spaces are paragraph breaks
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where you skip a line. This was done later with CRLF and CRLFCRLF by
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TTY operators. Similar plaintext is also the source code basis of
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software.
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= Astronomy BoF =
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<pre>
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CMOS CPUs are clocked much faster than thermal limits permit so they
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must slow down as they heat up. When processes have yielded the CPU
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stops and cools down. This means that the CPU can run much faster in
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bursts than it could in continuous operation. This mode of operation
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was first used in CMOS mainframes where a valid process will yield for
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IO. Something similar was done in calculator key-press, get, process,
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update display and then sleep to save battery power.
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Linux has the ignore_nice_load feature which stops nice jobs breaking
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power management that must now be regarded as essential. Linux does not
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usually stop, but it does slow the CPU down. This cools the CPU and
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allows it burst up to full speed when priority jobs become ready.
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When you are running stuff like https://boinc.berkeley.edu/ you may not
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want it to slow down your apps. Running it nice alone will not prevent
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your apps from being slowed down. You need to give your CPU a chance to
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cool down so that your apps can run faster.
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# echo 1 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/ondemand/ignore_nice_load
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= Contact =
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!  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !
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! I am the intended addressee of any email sent to me. Such email is my
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! property and I may send samples of unsolicited email or randomly
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! directed Outlook mail to network news or post on the www in order to
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! expose and discourage such behaviour.
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! http://n50.bgcaus.com/~andrewb/public.key current or D3572FAE
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! Key fingerprint = D6F3 CE30 D359 8288 3C39  34B1 4CED ABD9 D357 2FAE
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! Andrew Buckeridge <andrewb@bgc.com.au>, Mob +61 4 29370306
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! Work - Tel: +61 8 93344925, Fax: +61 8 93344660
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! Home - Tel: +61 8 92846018, Fax: +61 8 92846011
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