Lauren Weinstein writes "CBS has chosen to block Web comments about Senator Barack Obama — and only him, they're reportedly not blocking comments regarding other candidates — due to the volume of racial and other ugly remarks in an apparently unmoderated forum
... http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/000232.html — Lauren —"
No Love for Novell? writes "Although it doesn't resolve all the speculation about whether Robert Love left Novell due to the Microsoft deal, we now know where he's going. Mr. Love has announced that he will be joining Google's Open Source Program Office, which works on such things as Google's Summer of Code. Thus far, there have been no new reports of flying chairs in Redmond, WA, so I, for one, wish him well in his new venture."
mrcgran writes "ZFS (the zettabyte filesystem) has been grabbing lots of attention lately, not only because of its technical merits, but also because of conflicts between it and Linux kernel's licensing and architecture. However, an interesting account on how ZFS has already been released under GPLv2 by making its way into GRUB last week has failed to make headlines in slashdot. What incentives can this provide to the official support of ZFS in the Linux kernel?"
greenhorn writes "Sun has just announced JavaFX to simplify and speed the creation and deployment of high-impact content for a wide range of devices, from desktop to mobile device to set-top box to Blu-ray Disc. It is actually what many have been expecting with the F3 programming language from Chris Oliver..."