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Submission + - Wikipedia moved to MariaDB 5.5 (

Peetke writes: As we all know Oracle is not the biggest friend to the Open Source Community. Long standing OSS supporter Wikipedia has now moved from an optimized fork of MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 5.5, with both the English and German sites. Wikipedia expects all other languages to follow within a month. Performance wise this move has no big implications, but it will ensure our biggest community database will live long and prosper.

Submission + - The Netherlands rejects ACTA (

Peetke writes: The Dutch House of Representatives unanimously accepted motion to urge the Cabinet to reject ACTA (if they ever get the change to do so; it may already end in the European Parlement). Additionally an even stronger motion was accepted to reject any future treaty that may harm a free and open Internet. This is a good day for the Internet.

Submission + - GlobalSign Certificate fails (

Peetke writes: "It seems a trustworthy security company Globalsign might have some trouble certifying its ows website. As of yesterday is no longer a trusted singed chain, but singed by a single certificate, which of course can not be validated by any browser. You'd think they would know how to do this sort of thing?"

The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.