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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 26, 2010

  • IFOSSLR Call for papers (Feb 26, 2010, 23:03)
    IFOSSLR: "The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L. Rev. or IFOSSLR) is a collaborative legal publication aiming to increase knowledge and understanding among lawyers about Free and Open Source Software issues. It is the first publication to focus specifically on this field, and its independent Editorial Committee is seeking submissions from qualified authors in a variety of research areas."

  • Europe 'will not accept' three strikes in Acta treaty (Feb 26, 2010, 21:33)
    ZDNet UK: "The European Commission has pledged to make sure the Acta global treaty will not force countries to disconnect people for unlawfully downloading copyrighted music, movies and other material."

  • UDP Tunneling to avoid hotspot or firewall restrictions (Feb 26, 2010, 20:33)
    Adams Info: "UDP tunneling is an attack that is often overlooked when manufacturers design wireless hotspot and other firewall/proxy based devices."

  • EU cautions Google over Street View photos (Feb 26, 2010, 20:03)
    CNet: "Google is in hot water in Europe once again over Street View map photos."

  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 2 (Feb 26, 2010, 19:03)
    Raiden's Realm: "HV3 is a world apart from the average web browser. The browser's site describes it as an experiment in creating “modern web browser components” from the Tcl/Tk platform. The project has two parts, the Hv3 cross-platform browser and the Tkhtml3 widget for developers."

  • SCO's Bankruptcy Lawyers, Pachulski Stang: We'd Like to Be Paid (Feb 26, 2010, 17:33)
    Groklaw: "Shocker. Who'd ever expect SCO not to timely pay its bills, huh? I wonder if Pachulski Stang ever read the parable about the scorpion and the frog crossing the river together? Remember what happens when the scorpion makes it safely to the other side?"

  • Tech Comics: "Chatting in Real Time" (Feb 26, 2010, 17:33)
    Tech Comics: "The Internet is a great conduit for communication of all kinds. But what happens when we meet face to face?"

  • BBC activates iPlayer Flash verification - Locking out open source - Update (Feb 26, 2010, 16:33)
    The H Open: "The BBC have activated a protection mechanism on the Flash based streaming system used by iPlayer, stopping open source media players from legally playing BBC content according to a report on The Register."

  • Big Content condemns foreign governments that endorse FOSS (Feb 26, 2010, 14:33)
    ars Technica: "We have already noted the targeting of Canada for its supposedly lax copyright laws, but that is not the only nation drawing the ire of Big Content. One of the organizations that plays a key role in influencing the Special 301 review is the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), a powerful coalition that includes the RIAA, the MPAA, and the Business Software Alliance (BSA)."

  • How do I run a remote Linux desktop in Windows? (Feb 26, 2010, 13:33)
    Tech Republic: "Recently I wrote an article "How Do I Connect to a Remote Windows 7 Desktop from a Linux Machine" and was asked to show how to do the same trick — the other way around. You might assume this trick to be a challenge. You will be surprised how little of a challenge it really is."

  • The best way to reduce software 'piracy' (Feb 26, 2010, 10:03)
    IT Wire: "The point of this tale? It just underlines the fact that the entire IT industry is built on overpriced products and services. People working in the business get away with it because IT is a complex business - and they are very good at making it seem even more complex than it is."

  • Bordeaux Group Announces License Agreement With StormOS to Develop Bordeaux 2.2 (Feb 26, 2010, 08:03)
    Wine-Reviews: "The Bordeaux Technology Group announces it has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with StormOS to develop and further commercialise Bordeaux for Unix operating systems."

  • Ogg Theora vs. H.264: head to head comparisons (Feb 26, 2010, 06:03)
    ars Technica: "Streaming media consultant Jan Ozer conducted a hands-on comparison of Ogg and h264 in order to shed some light on the relative difference in encoding quality and performance. He has published the results of his comparison, including screen captures and sample clips, in a report at the Streaming Learning Center."

  • How To: Change Timezone in Linux/Unix From (Feb 26, 2010, 03:03)
    Geek Ride: "In a linux/unix system, the time is the number of seconds elapsed since midnight UTC on the morning of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds."

  • 10 BitTorrent Client for Linux (Feb 26, 2010, 01:33)
    Distrotest: "In this article, I didn't mention about softwares which don't have gui like rtorrent. In Linux there are more alternatives than following softwares'. I didn't use some of the softwares' last versions. I've also mentioned the versions which I used, near the titles. "