Peter Boughton

News

  1. 16 Jul 2015

    Tonight I gave a presentation on Password Security at the 5th Digital Croydon event. Read more.

  2. 10 Nov 2014

    Over a year and a half with no news? Not quite. A few of the highlights.

  3. 13 Mar 2013

    In June I will be speaking at the Scotch on the Rocks web developer conference in Edinburgh. More details.

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About

I'm happy to go wandering about outside, in all sorts of weather.

I blog about programming and web development topics at Sorcerer's Tower.

I occasionally post photos I have taken and images I create on my Midnight Isle weblog.

I'm an avid supporter of Railo, the best CFML engine.


Open Source is, at its simplest, the practice of supplying source code (computer instructions) with software (instead of obscuring those instructions).

It ensures the person using the software has the option to look at how things are done, verify that the software is doing what is says it is, extend and improve the software, and so on.

A subset of this is the Free Software movement, focusing not just on the practical benefits of software freedom, but on preserving people's freedom as a whole.