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Privacy

+ - Designing software with Privacy in mind 6

Submitted by dalektcalum
dalektcalum (991772) writes "Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Canada's Information and Privacy Commissioner, recently gave a talk entitled Privacy by Design. The talk starts of by covering the basics of privacy, and privacy law, and then moves onto the important component, how to design software that properly protects users privacy. The majourity of the time is spent on design principles, but also examines specific technologies (such as Elliptical Curve Cryptography)."
Privacy

+ - Privacy By Design-> 3

Submitted by holdenkarau
holdenkarau (1130485) writes "Canadian privacy commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, recently gave a talk entitled Privacy by Design to the University of Waterloo. The focus of the talk is how to use technology to enhance and protect privacy. Some of the technologies discussed included instant messaging, RFID tags and Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC). Then Dr. Cavoukian explained the "7 Privacy — Embedded Laws" followed by a discussion on a biometrics solution to encryption."
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GNU is Not Unix

+ - RMS Talks about Binary Drivers and Open Source

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Newsforge has an article about a talk RMS recently gave to students at UCSD. RMS fielded a number of interesting questions relevant to the future of the free software movement including, "Do you support the Creative Commons license?" and "Can I use ATI and NVIDIA drivers because Mesa isn't nearly as complete?". Can we expect Linux ever to see main stream adoption with these persistent driver and licensing issues still hanging around?"
Software

+ - Richard Stallman fields questions on Free Software

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Newsforge has an article on a talk Richard Stallman recently gave titled "The Free Software Movement and GNU/Linux Operating System". Of particular interest is the open Q&A session where RMS is asked such questions as "Do you support the Creative Commons license?", and other ethical as well as practical questions.

In keeping with RMS' wishes the talk is only available in Ogg Theora and can be downloaded by http or bittorrent."
GNU is Not Unix

+ - New Direction for GNU

Submitted by Mitchell Bogues
Mitchell Bogues (1058890) writes "The great celebrities of the computing world are generally divided into two distinct camps — the perpetual Newsmakers, and the perennial Characters. Whereas the Newsmakers (Gates, ESR, etc.) are always bowling us over with new ideas or products, the Characters are so entrenched in their own personalities and personality cults that they can seem... immutable.
In a recent talk to the University of California, Richard Stallman, geekdom's most prominent Character, announced to everyone's surprise a dramatic change of vision both for the Free Software Movement and for GNU — taking them nearly full circle to the ideals of, say, GPLv2. Although it's clear that this new direction will cost the Movement a good many followers, it is difficult not to admire Stallman's strength of personality to admit he was wrong. No wonder Microsoft is afraid of him."
GNU is Not Unix

+ - An Overview on the Free Software Movement by RMS

Submitted by Andareed
Andareed (990785) writes "Richard M. Stallman , founder of GNU, the FSF, and the Free Software Movement discusses the past, present and future of the GPL. In particular, RMS discusses the new GPLv3 and how it applies to software patents and propriertary software. He also discusses what he sees as the future of Linux and Hurd. He attacks binary-only drivers in the linux kernel (read: NVIDIA and ATI) and insists that companies must release open-source Linux drivers or "suffer the wrath of the Free Software Movement"."
GNU is Not Unix

+ - RMS lecture at UCSD

Submitted by
NaleagDeco
NaleagDeco writes "Richard Stallman recently gave talk titled "The Free Software Movement and GNU/Linux Operating System". Of particular interest is the open Q&A session where RMS is asked such questions as "Can I use ATI and NVIDIA drivers because Mesa isn't nearly as complete?", and other ethical as well as practical questions.

In keeping with RMS' wishes the talk is only available in Ogg Theora and can be downloaded by http, bittorrent, and dijjer"
Software

+ - RMS Fields Questions

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Richard Stallman recently gave talk titled "The Free Software Movement and GNU/Linux Operating System". Of particular interest is the open Q&A session where RMS is asked such questions as "Do you support the Creative Commons license?", and other ethical as well as practical questions.

In keeping with RMS' wishes the talk is only available in Ogg Theora and can be downloaded by http or bittorrent."
GNU is Not Unix

+ - RMS talk on The Free Software Movement

Submitted by dalektcalum
dalektcalum (991772) writes "Richard Stallman recently gave talk titled "The Free Software Movement and GNU/Linux Operating System". Of particular interest is the open Q&A session where RMS is asked such questions as "Can I use ATI and NVIDIA drivers because Mesa isn't nearly as complete?", and other ethical as well as practical questions.

In keeping with RMS' wishes the talk is only available in Ogg Theora and can be downloaded by http, bittorrent, and dijjer"
Windows

+ - Vista copying bug

Submitted by
Kangburra
Kangburra writes "The register has a story of how Vista has a bug copying, moving and deleting files.

The Microsoft thread is here.

How many times can a company release a product before it's ready and get away with it? Will people wake up and simply stick with XP?"
Programming

+ - The Math of Graphics

Submitted by dalektcalum
dalektcalum (991772) writes "Understanding the mathematical foundation of graphics can help anyone be a better graphics programmer. In a recent talk given by Christopher Evensen he covers the important fundamentals that everyone should know. The math is also accompanied by a real world programming example. This talk is an excellent place to get started, or quick review for those already working in the field."
Businesses

+ - Creating Killer Applications

Submitted by dalektcalum
dalektcalum (991772) writes "Dr. Larry Smith, economics professor, talks about starting software driven businesses. This isn't your standard "Web 2.0" or "next generation computing talk", he gets down how to make a product that business will actually want and pay for. A large portion of software is created by programmers for other technical people, but much of this software has to compete with better open source alternatives. Larry Smith looks at creating domain specific applications, and acquiring the knowledge necessary to chose and solve the correct problems. A video of his talk entitled Creating Killer Applications, is now online."
Businesses

+ - Economist Talks on Details of Software Startups

Submitted by dalektcalum
dalektcalum (991772) writes "Larry Smith, a world class economist from the University of Waterloo has dedicated his career to studying software enterprises. Recently, he gave a talk on the mechanics of starting a successful software company. Through his extensive knowledge of the industry, Smith provides a detailed analysis of what worked and what didn't in software startups. A video of the talk is available online."

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