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+ - So long jumpcut...I'll miss ya

Submitted by drakaan
drakaan (688386) writes "If you ever used jumpcut, it's time to grab any edits you posted and save them to your home machine. Recently, Yahoo! sent out the following email message:

Dear Jumpcut user,

After careful consideration, we will be officially closing the Jumpcut.com site on June 15, 2009. This was a difficult decision to make, but it's part of the ongoing prioritization efforts at Yahoo!

We have released a software utility that allows you to download the movies you created on Jumpcut to your computer. As well, you can now download your original assets. Please visit the download page at http://www.jumpcut.com/myhome/?subnav=download to get started.

Once you download your movies, you may choose to upload them to another site such as Flickr, which allows video uploads for short videos (90 seconds or less). You can find out more here: http://flickr.com/explore/video

Thanks for being a part of Jumpcut.

The Jumpcut Team

Sad news...jumpcut was a lot of fun. On the other hand, they *finally* put together a way to easily download the videos...maybe if they'd done that a year ago, this would be a different article..."

Microsoft

+ - Microsoft's Open-Source Trap for Mono->

Submitted by drakaan
drakaan (688386) writes "Yes, Microsoft has pledged to "open up" the source code to the .Net framework libraries. Therein lies a potential problem...

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes:

...Let's say a year from now, Microsoft does a SCO. They claim that Mono contains code that was stolen from the .NET Framework reference source code. They point at their code, they point at the license, and sure enough, there's similar code. After all, both projects are implementing .NET; there will almost certainly be lines of code that looks alike...
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