Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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linux-blog.org: Many times in IT job settings, you’ll find that you need to become one of ‘the good ole boys’ in order to accomplish your job. You have to like the things others’ like (or pretend to), you have to laugh at the things others’ laugh at. In other words, you may have to become all things to all people. It’s stupid that things are this way…
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Groklaw is "truly the canary in the coal mine," suggested blogger Martin Espinoza. "When it is no longer possible to tell the truth online sufficiently for it to exist, none of us have the freedom of speech.
groklaw.net: The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too. There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum. What to do? And the conclusion I've reached is that there is no way to continue doing Groklaw.
theregister.co.uk: It might be dubbed "unbreakable", but Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux website is certainly stoppable.
ostatic.com: I'd been wondering when some news was going to come out of the OpenMandriva camp, but today's tidbit wasn't what I hoped. Instead of a developmental release to test, Anurag Bhandari posted to announce that the OpenMandriva network was back up and running.
fossforce.com: Cloud computing was always a bad idea. Ask Richard Stallman; he’ll tell you. Or ask me. We’ve learned that while we’ve been busy wearing tinfoil hats to keep the government from picking our brains, they’ve been doing it anyway, through our computers.
zdnet.com: Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, has suffered a massive data breach on its forums. All usernames, passwords, and email addresses were stolen.
h-online.com: Although The H has produced many widely read stories, it has not been possible to effectively monetise that traffic to produce a working business model.
fsf.org/blogs: For the last few months, we've been raising an outcry against Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a plan by Netflix and a block of other media and software companies to squeeze support for Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into the HTML standard.
linuxadvocates.com: It's more than a bit worrisome not just for Amazon Web Services, but other Cloud ISPs as well as their customers who need to come to terms with the legality of what the disclosure of the NSA PRISM surveillance program means in pure risk management terms.
fsf.org: Today Free Software Foundation founder and president Richard Stallman was inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame!
lwn.net: The May "Bits from the Debian Project Leader" posting includes a notice that the debian-multimedia.org domain — once the site of a popular Debian package repository — has expired and been grabbed by an unknown entity.
zdnet.com: A decade ago, SCO attacked Linux but it hadn't counted on running into a paralegal turned legal journalist named Pamela Jones and her Website Groklaw.
itwire.com: Once dead social startup Digg today announced plans for a Google Reader replacement, after conducting a massive user survey.
slashdot.org: The Linux Game Tome, one of the most important websites related to video gaming in GNU/Linux, will shut down on the 13th of April, according to a news post published on the website.