While QEMU has always been open source, providing a free alternative to VMWare, KQEMU was previously distributed separately under a proprietary license. It is now available under the GPL version 2.
The announce on the developer's site is rather laconic and does not mention any specific reason for this change, but the recently discussed release of an open source edition of VirtualBox (which lacks important features, notably USB support and shared folders) may well have been an incentive to it."
Now after two years krak.dk found out, and invoiced him DKK 4500 (about 750 USD) for previous usage of their service, and then asked him to remove the map. Krak.dk had no mentioning before in their TOS that deep linking is illegal. They do now, of course.
A court order from Denmark, February 2006, has previously ruled that deep links, when used in a fair way, is legal. (Danish text)
The whole story about Krak.dk in English"
The report is here: http://www.merit.unu.edu/publications/pb/unu_pb_2
Among the many recommendations is that "All Member States and other stakeholders should have the right to access public information made available in electronic format by the organizations and no one should be obliged to acquire a particular type of software in order to exercise such a right"
Also: "The Secretary- General should take the necessary measures to establish a data repository of UNESCO Free & Open Source Software Portal"
A summary is reported by the BBC here: http://http//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/62706
Per Kaarup, a good friend of mine who has been running a Danish WordPress blog about his two dogs received an letter from Krak.dk stating that they were going to charge him 5625 DKK (about 940 USD) because he linked to their site.
Per, for the last two years, has had a link in the footer of his web page, and on his contact page, to a page on Krak.dk which displayed his home. This page has a small copyright notice on the map section of the page itself stating in Danish that it is copyright and you can’t use it.
Per was not using the map, he was directly linking to the page on which it is displayed, and the page itself is much more than just the map.
How long before other sites start doing this?. Full story."
Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have been talking about the idea behind Joost(TM) for a long time — even before their last venture, Skype, was born. But to make it work, they needed the right combination of factors — widespread broadband and powerful computers in particular. In early 2006, the time was right. Gathering the world's best engineers, web gurus and media visionaries, they started work under the code name of The Venice Project(TM) — and now, after much fretting and polishing, that work is ready for public viewing.
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"The Live-CD is a Debian 4.0 system which is already available for download on several other platforms. The Playstation 3 (PS3) version will include a minimalist Gnome desktop and the Firefox web browser. The officially unreleased Debian 4.0 a.k.a. Etch features Gnome 2.14 and Firefox 184.108.40.206. The Kernel will be Linux 2.6.18."
Furthermore the included Debian Installer will allow for installation of the Live system on the PS3."
First, McBride points out that "SCO is committed to enhancing and innovating our product lines and seeing them evolve." As proof of this, he points out that "in recent years" they have released UnixWare 7.1.4 (in May 2004) and OpenServer 6 (in June 2005). But no examples of major releases or updates provided in 2006 or any planned for 2007.
Second, systems are provided by Dell, HP and Intel to be certified for SCO UNIX. This begs the question, can a company honestly claim to be pro-Linux and continue to seek certification from SCO at the same time?
But best of all, McBride admits that funding the court cases against IBM and Novell is dwindling. "While we expect to continue incurring legal expenses in 2007, our expectation is that those expenses will be less than they have been in prior years."
For those familiar with how bad SCO has been hemmoraging cash, it might seem odd to hear McBride claim that SCO is "committed to operating [their] UNIX business on a cash flow positive basis and [they] will make any necessary adjustments in our business in 2007 to accomplish that." How are they going to do that? It is not like McBride is willing to work for a dollar per year like Google's CEO. But to put this claim into context, the e-mail ends with "this letter is subject to the safe harbor statement regarding forward-looking statements including in our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 12, 2007."
At the end of the day, the company that could theoretically indemnify it's intellectual property (did they ever actually provide a written indemnification?) can not claim it will make money in the future without a disclaimer."