Friday, February 27, 2009

syn2cat Hackers offering a crash-course in soldering

The hackers from Luxembourgs syn2cat Hackerspace will be holding a workshop on soldering and programming microcontrollers.
The workshop is open to beginners and experts alike but will be limited to 10 participants. See the The workshop's webpage for more details on this opportunity.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cycle de sensibilisation à la propriété intellectuelle - 12, 18, 24 et 31 mars 2009 - Luxinnovation

The Luxembourgish "Society for Innovation" just sent me an invitation to their conference on intellectual property.... I could only *rofl* at that:

Luxinnovation, l'Agence nationale pour la promotion de l'innovation et de la recherche, en partenariat avec le Ministère de l'Economie et du Commerce extérieur et le Centre de Veille Technologique et Normative (CRP Henri Tudor), a le plaisir de vous inviter au cycle de sensibilisation à la propriété intellectuelle, qui se tiendra les 12, 18, 24 et 31 mars 2009 de 18h00 à 20h00 au Centre de conférences de la Chambre de Commerce Luxembourg.

In my opinion, intellectual property achieves quite the contrary to innovation, keeping people from standing on the shoulders of giants and collaborating to achieve new things.
Intellectual property not only inhibits innovation per se, it also keeps people from trying new things because they fear to infringe on someone's intellectual property.

I asked to be removed from their list... I couldn't even remember ever having asked to be on it.