Eben Moglen “Freedom in the Cloud”

One of the most inspiring talks in a long time, including Q&A!

Eben Moglen, Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University, and founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center, spoke about “Freedom in the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing” on Friday, February 5, 2010.

Audio, Video.

NokiCert

I finally uploaded some software I created as part of my thesis. NokiCert makes it possible to upload certificates to a Nokia S40 phone using its Bluetooth connection. The installed certificate can then be used to trust MIDlet suites you signed yourself, or through a third party like CAcert. With this you can easily experiment with self-signed MIDlet suites as they will be placed in the identified third party domain.

This will save you about $200 as you don’t need to apply for a code signing certificated at one of the trusted CAs installed already in the phone. Also, if you work with NFC capable Nokias you will need to have a signed MIDlet suite to access the secure element.

NokiCert Main Window