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BusyBox Gives Verizon The GPL Smackdown

There was a time not long ago when the GNU General Public License had never been the subject of litigation. That's no longer the case, as the BusyBox litigation machine has rolled on to a new target: Verizon. more>>

Check Your Mail For The OLPC

If you were one of the ones who got in early for the One Laptop Per Child program's "Give One Get One" offer, keep an eye on the mailbox. more>>

Buy a Computer from a Linux Icon

Clay Claiborne is a Linux community icon. For those that frequent Linux-centric trade shows and conferences, he's the guy in the tall red brim hat that has the word "LINUX" scrawled around it. He's been a highly respected member of the community as long as the community has existed.

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Ideas for a Geek Ranch Web Site

In my last article I introduced the idea of the Geek Ranch. The facility will be more than just a place for geeks to write code. We are going to need a web site to promote the facility to the various audiences. All the pieces of that web site are not yet determined but we do have an initial features list.

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Drupal 5.5? I must have missed 5.4

While I was looking the other way, the good people behind the Drupal project went and released TWO updates. If you blinked, you probably missed the release of Drupal 5.4, which corrected a potential SQL injection vulnerability. The release was immediately followed (well, a day later) by Drupal 5.5 to correct a minor boo boo created with the previous update.

Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 1

A Win/Mac developer recently asked me what I thought about his plan to create a binary of his application and sell it to interested Linux sound and music people. He asked with some trepidation, having already received a rather critical chorus of objection from some overly enthusiastic Linux users. This man's work is excellent and his software already runs nicely under Wine. more>>

Must Microsoft Mess With Everything?

News broke from Redmond today — much to the horror of the Open Source community — that Microsoft plans to deploy Windows XP onto the One Laptop Per Child program's XO laptop in "limited field tests." more>>

SourceForge Opens Its Open Source Marketplace

SourceForge — the online development center and revision control system popular with open source projects — has opened a new marketplace aimed at providing user support for open source projects direct from the project developers. more>>

Real Time Linux Is Popping Up Everywhere

Real time Linux — systems that override system-wide average performace to guarantee performance for certain critical applications — seems to be popping up everywhere this week, with two major Linux vendors releasing real time systems within days of each other. more>>

Corporations create Blog Council, but it's a waste of time.

A dozen large corporations form a new organization called the Blog Council, but it's clearly going to be a waste of time and won't help these firms, including Microsoft, Cisco and Coca-Cola, get any closer to understanding the power of grassroots marketing and the blogosphere. more>>

Bash Self-Extracting Script

In this post I'll show you how to create a self extracting bash script to automate the installation of files on your system. This script requires coreutils (for cat, tail), awk, gzip, tar and bash. more>>

Mozilla Market Share Tops 125 Million

According to Mozilla's Chief Operating Officer, the Firefox browser is now being used by over 125,000,000 people worldwide, give or take a few. more>>

The Bleeding Continues At Motorola

The hemorrhaging of executives continued at Motorola today, with news that the company's Chief Technology Officer will be joining the CEO in departing the company. more>>

MPAA Gets A Bit Of Their Own

The Motion Picture Association of America — one of the "Associations of America" notorious for single-minded focus on copyright enforcement — has gotten a bit of it's own poison, as it's been forced to remove software from it's website designed to detect and report file sharing by university students. more>>

iPhone Meets iSuit

The bumpy road of the iPhone has just gotten a bit bumpier, with both Apple and AT&T being named in a new lawsuit that alleges the phone's voice-mail system infringes on another company's patents. more>>

Dealing with "broken" web sites

There has been a discussion going on in Seattle Linux List about sites that don't work with Open Source browsers. I think these guys are barking up the wrong tree. more>>

Compubeaver

So, I'm reading Popular Science today and run across this:

Nature, technology and science converge.

Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo processor - T7200 2.00 GHz 667 4MB 1.0375–1.3V 160G Hard drive - laptop drive 1G RAM - NBM 1G|PATRIOT DII667 PSD21G6672S R more>>

700 MHz Spectrum Won't Include Cable

The FCC's upcoming auction of the 700 MHz wireless spectrum has been gathering it's fair share of press, and gathered more today with the announcement that cable television behemoths Time Warner and Comcast won't participate. more>>

Marin County Still Porn Central

Despite severing their ties with a security-challenged web host, Marin County, California's web site is still experiencing problems with porn. Links to pornographic sites and malware were discovered on the county's Transportation Authority website in early October, and reappeared periodically throughout November and into December. more>>

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