Four short links: 4 February 2011

Intellectual Property, Javascript Charting, Open Source Advice, and Java-based Machine Learning

  1. Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property (MIT Press) — with essays by knowledgeable folks such as Yochai Benkler, Larry Lessig, and Jo Walsh. Available as open access (free) ebook as well as paper. I love it that we can download these proper intellectuals’ intellectual property. (via BoingBoing)
  2. AwesomeChartJS — Apache-licensed Javascript library for charting. (via Hacker News)
  3. Be Open from Day One — advice from Karl Fogel (author of the excellent Producing Open Source Software, which O’Reilly publishes) for projects that think they may some day be open source: f you’re running a government software project and you plan to make it open source eventually, then just make it open source from the beginning. Waiting will only create more work. (via timoreilly on Twitter)
  4. MALLET — open source (CPL-licensed) Java-based package for statistical natural language processing, document classification, clustering, topic modeling, information extraction, and other machine learning applications to text.
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  • TW

    These posts are great, but only contains teasers. I can get the links from but all the other content isn’t as relevant to non-Americans. Is there another feed?

  • Kent Johnson

    The link to AwesomeChartsJS is broken. Should be

  • Colin Kuskie

    Maybe I’m missing it, but I don’t see Larry Lessig as an essay author for the MIT Press book. He’s quoted in there by some of the contributors.

  • Joe Shaw

    @TW: I have a Yahoo Pipes feed for just the “four short links” which contains the full text.

  • Nat Torkington

    @TW – I had to use Yahoo! pipes, just as @Joe Shaw did. There’s no separate O’Reilly-made feed for Four Short Links posts. Glad you like it so much!

    @Kent Johnson – thanks for the correction. I’ve fixed the post.

  • TW

    The pipe works. Thanks to both of you! Sorry about the double post, but all form requests timed out and nothing appeared for a few minutes.