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Programming

+ - Nokia to Offer Qt 4.5 Under LGPL

Submitted by Lost+Found
Lost+Found (844289) writes "From Ars Technica:

Nokia has announced plans to make the open source Qt toolkit available under GNU's Lesser General Public License (LGPL). This change could significantly boost Qt adoption, redefine the economics of cross-platform programming, and dramatically reshape the landscape of commercial application development on the Linux desktop.

I noticed a few days ago that the "Buy Qt" link was being redirected to a contact form which had me concerned that Qt was being closed up or made more commercial. I suppose my fears were entirely unjustified!"

Censorship

+ - CNN Censors Ron Paul Supporters->

Submitted by Lost+Found
Lost+Found (844289) writes "On June 5th, CNN hosted a round of debate for 10 GOP candidates for the 2008 Presidential race of the United States. After the debates, CNN posted an article on its Political Ticker blog asking who won the debate. Pages of comments contained messages of support for Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Surprisingly, CNN redirected the GOP "Who won" page to the Democratic "Who won" page from the earlier debates, after which it took the page offline completely.

And it continued the same way through about 140 comments before this site was... shut down. Initially, it pointed readers to the "who won the Democratic debate?" blog question. Then it showed a "Nothing here" page.


It is safe to assume that Internet polls don't necessarily reflect the popularity of a candidate amongst the American mainstream, particularly when a candidate's base might be made up largely of techies. But when moderators refuse to give an equal amount of time to each candidate, anchors all but refuse to mention the name of certain second-tier candidates, and the webmasters of large news organizations censor the preferences of their own viewers, one must wonder what kind of damage is done to the political discourse."

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IBM

+ - IBM Asks the Court to Throw Out SCO's Entire Case

Submitted by Lost+Found
Lost+Found (844289) writes "After three and a half years of case proceedings, summary judgement motions have been submitted in the highly controversial SCO v. IBM case. SCOX shares took a loss of 18.75%, or $0.39, to close at $1.69. IBM shares rose 0.97%, a gain of $0.79, to close at $82.00. From the article:

Both sides in SCO v. IBM have filed motions for summary judgment. To be precise, SCO has filed one for partial summary judgment (which I'll have up in a minute or two) and IBM has filed several motions for summary judgment, one for each of SCO's claims and two more for good measure on two of IBM's counterclaims. In other words, it is asking the court to throw out SCO's entire case, and to grant it judgment on two counterclaims without even going to trial on those two.


More motions for summary judgement from SCO against IBM counterclaims are currently being uncovered at Groklaw."

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