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The pros and cons of a law proposal for the “Promotion and Development of the National Broadband Network of Telecommunication Services” in Nicaragua

Not everything in the world is just black and white. And this applies also to the new initiative for the “Law for the Promotion and Development of the National Broadband Network of Telecommunication Services”. There are good aspects, but there are also others that leak of profoundness and some should be criticized and modified in the interest of the Nicaraguan people.

Implementation of a collaborative, crowd-sourced Geographic Information System for humanitarian aid and economic development

Recently I became an official member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), a registered non-profit organization in the United States.

New principles become old principles again - rethink cultural creation

We are in a very extreme situation, where our laws about creative works differ a lot from the way how humankind lives culture.

Collaborative maps for social progress and education in Nicaragua
This is a résumé about the latest mapping efforts by the OpenStreetMap Nicaragua community, I used extracts from articles published in newspapers and online websites:

Testing the process of requesting a CCTV video footage in the UK

Some months ago I read Fefe's notice in his blog, suggesting to use the massive camera surveillance in the UK in order to request CCTV images from institutions or companies, instead of being disturbed all the time by taking own photos on vacations in England.

How the once highly praised technology now become finally available for everybody

Some years ago there was a hype on the use of short message service (SMS) communication solutions especially in the IT for Development context and countries in Africa.

Four examples how Open Data can actually help us.

To share – it is that easy and very human, but less and less common practice. But with the Internet and New Technology humankind could rather leverage sharing to a new level which would imply progress and benefit for all.

Crowdsourcing geo information at the Carribean Coast

Last week Porifrio and myself, as members of the OpenStreetMap Nicaragua community, traveled to Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, the capital of the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast.

Second article in my column “Brave new digital world” in Confidential.com.ni

A life without mobile phones is almost impossible to imagine. People’s everyday life is highly influenced by these small communication devices. And even more in countries where big distances have to be covered, and/or economic interests would not be significant enough to build land lines.


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