News Category: Open Source Practices
ArsTechnica | February 27, 2010
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...
CNET | February 26, 2010
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
CNET | February 23, 2010
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
ArsTechnica | February 22, 2010
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...
The H | February 19, 2010
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
CNET | February 17, 2010
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
LinuxPlanet | February 10, 2010
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
CNET | February 9, 2010
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
insideHPC | February 8, 2010
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...
Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier | February 5, 2010
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...