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The Forbidden Subject

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igurublog.wordpress: One of the [Archlinux] forum moderators (jasonwryan?) imposed an 8 week ban on me for “Trolling despite repeated warnings” for the post below, so I am not welcome there until May. (I don’t recall any Warnings, but apparently my memory is faulty?)

Site Gives Students Web Access to Open Source Computation Tools

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campustechnology.com: A small UK company has launched a set of free open source computation utilities for college students. The Bamboo Toolbox includes access to software developed by open source communities that runs in a Web browser hosted by Hughes Bennett Education.

The Last Remnants of Sun.com Will Go Down on June 1

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techie-buzz.com: Oracle willingly saying, “we don’t care” about this history of work that exists in the sun.com domain is yet another indication of the sad end of a real legacy of our computing history.

An Open Forge

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sourceforge.net: A little over a year ago, we began developing a new platform with a flexible plugin based architecture called Allura. The platform was created from day one with openness in mind. It was developed using open source technology like Python and MongoDB, to host open source software.

A Disappointing Review of Bodhi

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Open Source Software: Top 59 Sites

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earthweb.com: Frequently, Datamation puts together lists of top open source software. This time we've done something a little different and made a list of top open source Web sites.

Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in new Movie Streaming Service

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ostatic.com: Linux users have long searched for a way to legally watch premium movies on their computers with little luck. Even local video rentals or delivery services require the use of software that isn't legal in the US. Well, Amazon.com has come to the rescue.

Follow Ubuntu Progress at a Glance, or Not

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: News came across the wire today about a new Ubuntu Launchpad feature that allows users to track bug and feature progress with a graphical at-a-glance layout. There's just one problem.

Sneak Peek at Sabayon's New Package Web Interface

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wolf911.us: Are you a fan of sneak-peeks? Who isn’t right? Fabio has released an insight into what http://www.sabayon.org/packages/ will be transformed into. It’s a work in progress and at about 30% done so far.

Freedom Box: Freeing the Internet one Server at a time

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zdnet.com: Free software isn’t about free services or beer, it’s about intellectual freedom. As recent episodes such as censorship in China, the Egyptian government turning off the Internet, and Facebook’s constant spying, have shown, freedom and privacy on the Internet are under constant assault.

How to crash the Internet

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zdnet.com/blog: The Internet was designed to survive a nuclear war, but researchers claim they’ve found a way to take down the Internet.

SourceForge.net Gets a Shiny New Look

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sourceforge.net: Today we are proud to unveil a brand new look, which will lay a clean, simple foundation for the rebirth of the entire SourceForge.net site.

Can we run PC Pro on Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: Tomorrow PC Pro is going to put its money where its mouth is. To coincide with the release of the new edition of PC Pro – which features our Ultimate Guide to Ubuntu on the front cover – we’re going to attempt to run the magazine and website exclusively on Ubuntu-based PCs*.

Sourceforge Attack: Full Report

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sourceforge.net: As we’ve previously announced, SourceForge.net has been the target of a directed attack. We have completed the first round of analysis, and have a much more solid picture of what happened, the extent of the impact, our plan to reduce future risk of attack.

Pirate Bay, Decentralised P2P-DNS, ICANN and the law of Unintended Consequences

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The recent kerfuffle over Pirate Bay is too well known to require detailed recounting here. What is really interesting though is where it might just eventually take us in terms of internet freedom.

Big Brother on the Internet?

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  • Big Brother on the Internet? (week in review)
  • FCC seeks to dismiss challenges to Internet rules
  • How the Internet went out in Egypt
  • "Plan D" - How To Disrupt the U.S.A.'s Internet
  • Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation Back in Play

Sourceforge.net attack

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sourceforge.net: Yesterday our vigilant operations guys detected a targeted attack against some of our developer infrastructure. The attack resulted in an exploit of several SourceForge.net servers, and we have proactively shut down a handful of developer centric services to safeguard data and protect the majority of our services.

My first look at DIASPORA*

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linux-magazine.com: I've always been ambiguous about Facebook. The centralized control and lack of privacy bother me, and, like many people involved with free software, I'm there mainly because so many of my colleagues are. Consequently, when I finally got around to getting to getting an account for the DIASPORA* alpha, what I mainly noticed was the difference in the privacy policy and interface

There's No Such Thing As Web Standards

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  • The Truth Comes Out: There's No Such Thing As Web Standards
  • HTML Versioning Eliminated

GNOME 3 website now live, tries a bit too hard to be cool, looks like Unity

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switched.com: New, clean-and-simple HTML5 websites are obviously in this week: GNOME, one of the most popular desktop environments for Linux, has just released a new website to celebrate the features of version 3, which will be released in April.

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