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Government

+ - Norwegian govt. data freely available from 2011

Submitted by gspr
gspr (602968) writes "The Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs (a real chimera), today announced (English) that it will begin forcing government agencies to provide data "that is valuable to the society, that can be reused, that is not confidential or bound by other regulations prohibiting release, and that is presumed to be inexpensive to publish" under a CC-like license (Norwegian, Google translation) starting in 2011."
Classic Games (Games)

+ - GOG.com not really gone

Submitted by gspr
gspr (602968) writes "On Sunday, Slashdot and many others reported that DRM-free games site GOG.com was shutting down. Now the site is back, revealing that it was all a hoax: "Now it's time we put an end to all the speculations once and for all. It’s true that we decided that we couldn't keep GOG.com the way it was so we won’t. As you probably know by now, GOG.com is entering its new era with an end of the two-years beta stage and we're launching a brand new GOG.com with new, huge releases." So it was all an advertising stunt."

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