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Comment: Re:What is this guy pushing? (Score 1) 116

by bergwitz (#29214201) Attached to: Offshore Drilling Rigs Vulnerable To Hackers
At least it is clearly bullshit. The "open source" tag was not important decades ago. "Open source" is a decade old (as it was introduced to replace "free software" by OSI), and in the 80s and 90s nobody (in business) paid any notice to open source.
And oddly enough, it seems like the guy is pro-open source from his blog. I guess it is the FP "journalist" misquoted him to satisify his own prejudices.

Comment: Backup, or decentralize! (Score 5, Informative) 94

by bergwitz (#29185479) Attached to: Pirate Bay Archive Goes Online
A back-up is all OK, but the people behind TPB (well I suppose it's them, because they use the same servers as TPB) is working on a decentralized replacement for TPB called openbittorrent.com and torrage.com. This decentralized version will be almost impossible to take out both legally and technically, and according to the ideology behind TPB it will be more democratic.

Comment: openbittorrent and torrage is the new TPB (Score 1) 265

by bergwitz (#29124539) Attached to: How the Pirate Bay Will Be Legalized
I thought everybody here knew by now. The guys behind the Pirate Bay sold their domain name and software because it was outdated. The money they received is going to pay for new initatives. Currently they are working on openbittorrent.com and torrage.com as a combined decentralized model. Read more about it here. AFAIK you can replace "thepiratebay.com" with "openbittorrent.com" in all torrents currently available on thepiratebay.
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+ - The Pirate Bay sold for 7.7 Milion Dollars-> 1

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ACEdotcom writes "In a blog post on thepiratebay.com, the worlds largest bittorent tracker has been sold to Global Gaming Factory X AB for $7.7 million. Techcrunch confirms the amount it is being sold for, but The Pirate Bay's operators are being a little bit more tight lipped and abnormally positive about the sale.


Obviously this is most likely the end of an era in piracy, but the pirate bay feels otherwise. If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That's the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And — you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That's awesome and will take the heat of us.

Of course, its only a matter of time before the new owners buckle to political pressure and filter the site of "copyrighted" material. I believe the phrase is "take the money and run"."
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Comment: Re:Camera (Score 0) 212

by bergwitz (#24056717) Attached to: OpenMoko In Stores On July 4

Yeah, it won't go well in European markets without a camera. Even business customers expect a camera on their phone these days. No EDGE or 3G is also serious flaw.

Like somebody else said: it's a PDA with some phone features.

I recommended people interested in an open source phone to ask Nokia when they will have one ready. Linux isn't made for mobile phones, Symbian is, and Symbian will be released as open source soon. If(when) I can hack the Symbian software on my E65 I'll have a top notch smartphone. Without camera, EDGE and 3G, the Neo Freerunner will never be a top notch smartphone.

Mozilla

+ - Sunbird/Lightning 0.7 released 1

Submitted by bergwitz
bergwitz (702715) writes "Mozilla Sunbird is a standalone calendar application and Lightning is a integrated calendar for Thunderbird. The new 0.7 version has a new UI and some bugfixes. Download from the Project Homepage, read about the release on the calendar weblog or the Rumbling Edge. The most notable new feature is in the UI with the new Today panel for Lightning. The worst is that the Google data provider extension breaks, but a new version is available here."

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