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
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
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
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. "