Posted 25 Mar 2002 by Fare
What would it take to develop a really nasty virus that could take over
the world of Free Software based systems? I tried to answer that
question in the following article: Design Ideas
for a Future Computer Virus. In short -- a lot. We're not going to
have the same problems as proprietary systems anytime soon.
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Posted 25 Mar 2002 by davidw
"Translation Memory" - Global, Free Repository? |
Upon reading an article
in The Economist regarding machine translation, I began to see that
there might be some potential for open collaboration in the field of
what is known as "Translation Memory", or, in other words, the use of
already translated phrases to translate new, and slightly different phrases.
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Posted 23 Mar 2002 by adulau
Free Software : tools for Freedom and democracy |
After the recent use of DMCA by the Church of Scientology to remove some
critics about them from the google cache. Free Software can be easily
used to protect Freedom of speech, democracy and fundamental rights.
There is a large overview of software that can do indexing, crawling,
mirroring of documents available on HTTP server, NNTP server and so on
Any volunteer for building a distributed caching system for
protecting Freedom ?
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Posted 21 Mar 2002 by jonallen
What's up with Themes.org? |
Ok, so the 'new' themes.org has been
up for sometime now. But what's up
with it? I can't seem to comprehend the new interface and site response
are sloooow to unresponsive. Will t.o development continue? Or it it
time for a new themes.org replacement?
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Posted 20 Mar 2002 by jono
Everyone needs a helping hand |
As part of my work, I write for Linux Format magazine. I like the
magazine and read it monthly, but did you know it can help in flagging
Open Source projects?
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Posted 18 Mar 2002 by rlk
What would you do about Microsoft? |
The entire Microsoft is focusing on the wrong issue. Internet Explorer
is more or less completely irrelevant; the real issue is business
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Posted 18 Mar 2002 by sej
Interview with Bill Cheng, Author of Tgif |
William Cheng (Bill) is the creator of Tgif, a mature vector graphic
editor for X Windows licensed under the QPL
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Posted 18 Mar 2002 by DV
Advogato RFE: Advogato as a social platform |
It's a quick request: so far advogato is used a lot to expose what
each of us is doing, but doesn't really allow easilly exchange of ideas
in the form of a discussion except for articles but which happen only as a
I would like to suggest a couple of extensions which
the social role of Advogato as an asynchronous archived media exchange.
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Posted 15 Mar 2002 by lilo
New Configuration Management System |
Apparently Compaq/Digital have been working on something called Vesta, a configuration management
system, for about 10 years. It's been ported to Linux and LGPL'd. It's
quite a bit different from CVS/etc.
Posted 7 Mar 2002 by Alleluia
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Each time we visit Google, it is with held breath. We have seen the
bold 1990s freedom of the Internet dwindle into a thousand fragmented
pieces where only the strong survive. Advertisements are everywhere,
intruding into our mindscape. The ten thousands of images a year we
see, advertising everything from Goodyear-on-a-blimp to online gambling
protruding out of your Yahoo mail, are all designed upon the principle
of mindless repetition.
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