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Groklaw's Unix Methods and Concepts Database 19

Posted by Zonk
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jbeaupre writes "Groklaw has spawned a new feature that may prove useful well beyond the current SCO litigation. The UNIX Methods and Concepts Database began as a list of books and papers on Groklaw that became so large it demanded organization. The new system was announced and is currently a work in progress."
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Groklaw's Unix Methods and Concepts Database

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  • Come quietly, before the leading IP-related Senator's son has to sue you, too.
  • Taxonomy (Score:4, Insightful)

    by redelm (54142) on Friday May 12, 2006 @02:45PM (#15320062) Homepage
    So Grok! is looking for some higher level taxonomy to organize information: I suggest the classic phases of computing: Input, Processing and Output. Plus Misc, of course.

    Unix, and other Linux-like systems :) has important innovations in all three areas. Processing could be further broken down by kernel tasks: memory mgmt, scheduling, threading, filesystems, device drivers. And misc.

    • Re:Taxonomy (Score:1, Offtopic)

      by Elektroschock (659467)
      To be honest, a table with 116 books and a comment section is nothing which does enlight anyone here.

      For books there are bibliographies. You find them in your library.

      However, I am looking for a web application for book or article collections with reviews, with bibtex export, very 'simple'.

      Are there solutions available out there?
  • Needs work (Score:3, Informative)

    by just_another_sean (919159) on Friday May 12, 2006 @02:47PM (#15320079) Homepage Journal
    It looks like it's a bit short of entries at the moment. I'm sure they could use all the help any interested /.'ers could offer.
  • Did anybody else using it find the experience frustrating? I thought the search function was pretty able, but given that my browser already comes with a perfectly functional scroll bar I don't see the reason to over-ride it with a javascript jerky bar from hell.

    But maybe I'm just cranky today.

    Anyone else think the scroll bar was a bit inappropriate?
  • Is the SCO issue still really an issue? I remember at one point it was hot button and there was genuine concern, but even the most die-hard of SCO apologists seem to agree SCO is going to lose. I get all these government computing b.s. magazines all the time and they were the ones reporting this garbage the most; and I seriously can't remember the last time I've read a SCO story in one of those. I understand that litigation is still going on, but they passed the point of grasping on straws a year ago.
    • Is the SCO issue still really an issue?

      Even now, you occasionally get a pundit who points to legal risks in open source. The downgrading of the SCO case to what is basically a contract dispute with IBM doesn't change that, because pundits can be pretty stupid sometimes. While it's true that if Groklaw disappeared overnight, SCO would still lose, some of the paid mouthpieces wouldn't stop.

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