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Open-Source GPL Rewrite on Fast Track?

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OSS

At a LinuxWorld panel, Eben Moglen, the legal counsel for the Free Software Foundation, said, "It won't be long before the first public draft of the GPL 3 will be out and it will include clauses on how to conduct patent defense."

Gentlemen, Start Your....Wireless Routers?—Tech at the Indy 500

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Sci/Tech

It's a big weekend here in Indianapolis. About this time each year, 33 men (and women) chase each other around the Brickyard in Indianapolis for about 3 hours while upwards of 250,000 of us get drunk and sunburned. The technology of racing has never been lost on me, but this year there are some interesting developments in extreme technology at the Indy 500. Here are a few highlights:

When a lawyer gets hit by spammers, expect a lawsuit

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Legal

In one of the few instances of an individual taking a spam fight to the courts, a New York lawyer has filed a lawsuit alleging that his e-mail address was hijacked and used to send messages promoting a company's stock.

Device drivers filled with flaws

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Security

The uneven skills of driver programmers have left a legion of holes in software that ships with Windows and Linux, security experts say.

RIAA Sues More Internet2 File Swappers

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Legal

The Recording Industry Association of America announced Thursday it has filed a second wave of copyright infringement lawsuits against students swapping files on the Internet2 network. The group added 20 new universities to its list of targets.

nokia 770 sdk

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Linux

not nearly enough noise has been made about how easy hacking this device is. underneath everything is a debian based system with a 2.6.11 kernel. debian is one of the largest binary distributions mainly because of its apt package management system. apt will make it really easy to get new software.

SEC gets a taste of its own medicine

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Security

Like a professor flunking part of his own test, the agency that grades corporate America on its accounting announced Thursday that it had three major flaws of its own in its internal systems for preventing financial fraud or mistakes.

Via touts low-cost chip

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Hardware

With its C7 processor, Via Technologies hopes to eliminate its performance credibility gap and allow notebook makers to come out with light notebooks for under $800.

Woman sues Yahoo over nude photos

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Web
Legal

A woman sued Yahoo for $3 million, alleging the Internet site failed to fulfill a promise to remove nude pictures of her from the Web.

Why RedHat Should Buy Trolltech

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Linux

This is surely going to be a controversial topic, but as the title of this blog makes obvious, I think RedHat executives should seriously consider buying Trolltech.

Intricate Tech Brings 'Madagascar' to Life

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Movies

The ability of animators to turn an imaginary world into reality for millions of movie-goers rests solidly on the shoulders of technological advances. If you can imagine it, then we can pretty much make it happen.

Terrorist link to copyright piracy alleged

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Misc

Counterfeit DVDs and cigarettes may be funding terrorists. Even though evidence is circumstantial, Congress is expected to consider new copyright legislation this year.

Google chief says M$ no competition

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Web

Software giant Microsoft has set out to topple search king Google, but to listen to Eric Schmidt you almost wouldn't think the two companies were rivals. "There's plenty of room for all the players."

Spam, spam everywhere -- How can we control it?

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Security

According to Phillip Laplante, associate professor of software engineering at Penn State Great Valley, the answer as to why spam is omnipresent is two-fold: it's easy to create and distribute, and it's economically advantageous for those who send it.

Morpheus put to sleep

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Gaming

At the end of the film The Matrix Revolutions, two of movie's heroes--Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss)--perish. Now a third leading character in the Matrix sci-fi film series has bitten the dust--in the Matrix Online game.

Microsoft, Linux vendors slow to fix flaw

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Security

Operating system vendors were given two months notice before a serious security flaw was made public but some have yet to resolve the issue, a security researcher has claimed.

DHS cybersecurity plans need more work

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Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security must do more to protect the nation's critical information infrastructure, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office. One congressman called the department's efforts so far 'unacceptable'.

LinuxWorld: Changes in open-source licensing

The move away from one-size-fits-all licensing is a hot topic at the LinuxWorld show. However, analysts say that the real changes in open-source software development may be coming from the enterprise businesses that support it.

Remembering RAMAC

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Hardware

Today's iPod-toting hipsters have no idea how much they owe to a small band of IBM engineers who developed the RAMAC, the first system for storing data on magnetic disks. The refrigerator-size beast was a technological breakthrough, and it's considered by most to be the forerunner of today's hard drives.

Doom 3 Linux client 1.3 is out

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Gaming

Doom3 version 1.3.1302 is available for download. This version includes support for Resurrection of Evil expansion pack.

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