zdnet.com: Today, free speech on the Web is impeded by far more restrictions than just what is, or isn’t, pornographic. On the Web in 2010, even the appearance of enabling file-sharing of copyright materials seems to be enough for the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to shut down Web-sites without notice.
maximumpc.com: The US government today has seized 77 domains for various types of copyright infringement, TorrentFreak reports. Many of the site were selling blatant knock-offs of popular clothing lines.
- LGP Is Partially Back Online; More Unforeseen Issues
- TGatB 22.214.171.124
- Happypenguin.org Is Back Online !
- Open-source Social Network Diaspora Goes Live
- Is it Too Late For an Open Source Challenge to Facebook?
- Tim Berners-Lee: Long Live the Web
- Take a Tiny First Step Toward Controlling Your Internet Addressing Destiny
- Groklaw accused of censorship
betanews.com: Twenty five percent. Well, 25.82 percent to be exact, so closer to 26. That's the number of respondents claiming to be Linux PC users in my poll: "How would you identify yourself as a computer user?" The number is seemingly credible:
fsf.org: S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), would create a blacklist of domain names that the government thinks are involved in copyright infringement, which the Attorney General can then add to with a court order.
- Web celebrates one of its 20th birthdays
- 20 Years Ago, The Web’s Founders Ask for Funding
- A tour of the redesigned Drupal.org
- The commercialization of a volunteer-driven Open Source project
phoronix.com: Earlier this week I shared part of the vision that Matthew Tippett and I have for OpenBenchmarking.org (the next-generation version of Phoronix Global) and how it will change Linux benchmarking when launched with Phoronix Test Suite 3.0. One of the features of OpenBenchmarking.org / Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 "Iveland" is a major overhaul to the result graphs. Here's a preview.
pingdom.com: It doesn’t feel like 2000 was all that long ago, does it? But on the Internet, a decade is a long time. Since then people have welled onto the Internet. You don’t actually realize how many more people are on the Internet now until you start comparing numbers.
thevarguy.com: Just in time for the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) release, Stack Exchange has introduced a new website, called askubuntu.com, dedicated to Q&A for Ubuntu users, developers and partners. Here’s a look.
linuxinsider.com: "Forcing every device to issue a 'health certificate' before being allowed to connect anywhere will restrict the OS market to corporate-backed players only," explained Montreal consultant Gerhard Mack. "No more Linux, *BSD or any experimental OS because they won't be able to generate the certificate."
ubuntu.com: This is exciting but also may take a few days to “unpack” all the boxes and work out the kinks. Please be patient with us and if find something that needs to be fixed please let the team know by:
“Say hello to my little friends…” I’ve just completed a set of emoticons that more closely follow our visual identity to replace the defaults on the Canonical Design Blog.
arstechnica.com: Canonical is preparing to augment its Ubuntu One cloud synchronization service with a new music streaming feature that will enable users to stream songs to their mobile phone from their Ubuntu One cloud storage account.
Well, somebody had to do it first. LibreOffice is going to be play a huge role in the open source software ecosystem, so we need a community forum. And here it is:
pingdom.com: Google is doing it. Facebook is doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon Twitter will be doing it.
matthewehle.info: Most openSUSE users are aware that a new version of the English wiki was released back in July, with the other wikis soon to follow. Among many other changes, the new wiki came with a laundry list of new features. However, users have noticed that one important feature was still missing in the new wiki… a decent search engine.
mairin.wordpress: Well, in the past month Fedora design ninja Jef van Schendel and I have been cranking out mockups and Sijis Aviles has been doing an awesome job making the mockups a reality and getting things into staging and building things out. So we’ve got quite a few things to go over here.