The interview with Cory Doctorow:
OpenCola, the company: http://www.opencola.com
The sourceforge project: https://sourceforge.net/projects/swarmcast/, well,
swarmcast may be part of OpenFolders.
But then, there's soon to be: http://openfolders.sourceforge.net/ and
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openfolders/ which implies this is a
c++/php project under GPL.
"The official Web site for OpenCola -- one of the most interesting software
start-ups in years -- claims that Cory Doctorow is "Chief Evangelist" and
"Spokesmodel" for the company, which rolls out its new OpenFolders
collaborative filtering environment this month. But Doctorow also happens
to be an accomplished science-fiction writer, winning last year's prize for
best new talent at the Hugo Awards (the Oscars of the sci-fi community).
Interestingly enough, his latest, as-of-yet-unpublished book, Down and Out
in the Magic Kingdom, documents a future where Walt Disney World is run by
an elaborate collaborative filtering system. The overlap between Doctorow's
day job at OpenCola and his night job writing fiction makes for a unique
combination: It's almost like William Gibson launching a company that sells
neural plugs and stim-sims. "
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