News Category: Open Source Practices

BBC Blocks Open Source Software from iPlayer Video Service

The BBC has enabled SWF Verification for its iPlayer streaming video service. This content protection mechanism has locked out users who consume the iPlayer video content with open source software. Adobe has publicly documented the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) that is used by Flash for...
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Antipiracy Provision in Treaty Riles EU

EU's executive arm vows to make sure a global anti-counterfeiting treaty won't force countries to disconnect people for illegally downloading copyrighted content. Read more at CNET News
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Intel Alliance to Invest $3.5 Billion in U.S. tech

Intel President Paul Otellini announces plan for new alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech firms over next two years.   Read more at CNET News
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FOSS Devs Can Collect Damages From License Violators

Robert Jacobson, the developer behind the open source Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI) project, finally prevailed in a long-running open source software license enforcement lawsuit against Matthew Katzer, the owner of a company that sells commercial model train software. Katzer initially...
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Major Legal Victory for Open Source in US

The long running case of Jacobsen v. Katzer has been settled on terms favourable to Jacobsen, developer of the Java Model Railroad Interface project, and is being describes as a significant victory by legal observers   Read more at The H
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Google Donates $2 Million to Wikimedia

  The search colossus is helping to fund the group that operates Wikipedia, founder Jimmy Wales says. Also: 958 million Wiki edits and counting. Read more at CNET News  
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Interview: What Matters to Open Source: Licensing or Community?

Open source is defined by licenses, but that's not the end of the discussion, according to the president of the Open Source Initiative.   Read more at LinuxPlanet
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What Today's Tech is Teaching Tomorrow's Workforce

  The kids are all right, and they increasingly prefer Apple, Google, and open source. What will this mean for Microsoft? Read more at The Open Road
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Bement to Step Down from NSF

  Last week Dr. Arden Bement, Jr., Director of the National Science Foundation in the US, announced that at the end of his term he will be stepping down to lead Purdue University’s new Global Policy Research Institute. Bement was appointed to a six year term as the 12th director of the NSF by...
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Getting the Linux Advertising Game Face On

    One of the fascinating things about the Super Bowl is not about football at all: It's about the commercials. Advertisers go all out to try to achieve 30 or 60 seconds of greatness that will create a buzz that lasts long after the Super Bowl is over. It was Apple's famed 1984 Super Bowl...
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