FOSS Week in Review
Also, eight new distro releases, CoreOS raises another $28 million, Mint drops codecs and the women of open source.
The most reported FOSS story this week was the beginning of the court fight instigated by Oracle against Google over Android’s Java implementation. Most interesting as the proceedings get going […]
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On Tuesday, May 3, people in communities around the world will gather to take a stand against digital rights management.
Tuesday May 3 is International Day Against DRM, which for ten years has been an annual even to protest and build awareness about digital rights management. The event is sponsored by the organization […]
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Kim Dotcom vows to again rise from the ashes with a new online storage site, this one free and open source, built on donations, and nonprofit. Funny thing is, most of us didn’t know he needed to again play Phoenix.
Back in the early days of the 21st century, Dotcom seemed to have overcome his […]
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In “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” Winston Smith’s job was to rewrite the past for the Inner Party. Mainly, he made people vanish from the pages of history. Anyone who came under the party’s bad graces suddenly disappeared from all media; from all newspaper articles, books, television archives and any other mentions. In Orwell’s world, anyone declared a […]
Continue reading MPAA Wants to Use DMCA to Effectively Bring Back SOPA
Other than PJ, there’s not a character from the SCO saga that I would like to meet face to face.
Not Blake Stowell, even though he knows what went down behind closed doors at SCO and is the most likely candidate to tell what really went on inside the company. In those days he was […]
Continue reading SCO & NSA: The Great Digital Whack-A-Mole Game