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  • Richard Stallman: "I Wished I Had Killed Myself" (Apr 20, 2010, 18:04)
    Open... "So I was naturally intrigued to read Levy's recent encounters with some of the key hackers he wrote about back then, in his new Wired article "Steven Levy Revisits Tech Titans, Hackers, Idealists"."

  • While We Wait for a Decision in Bilski: Patent Absurdity, the movie (Apr 20, 2010, 09:04)
    Groklaw: "Every day I check to see if there is any news about a decision by the US Supreme Court on In Re Bilski. I'm sure a lot of you do too, so while we wait, here's a 30-minute movie by independent filmmaker Luca Lucarini, Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system, made possible by a grant from the Free Software Foundation, on how we got into patent quicksand in the US:"

  • Debian Elects a New Leader (Apr 20, 2010, 05:04)
    Netstat -vat: "There is such a thing as democracy in software - all you need to to is look at the Debian GNU/Linux project. Unlike other Linux distributions like say Ubuntu which is run by a 'dictator for life' and isn't a democracy, Debian's Project Leader (DPL) is an elected position."

  • Could OS/2 come back from the grave? (Apr 20, 2010, 00:04)
    Cyber Cynic: "OK, hands up, who, like me, was a one time IBM OS/2 user? What? You don't know OS/2? It was IBM, and briefly, Microsoft's 32-bit server and desktop operating system that was going to change the world."