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Comment: Users can use a GUI (Score 1) 803

by int19h (#37937166) Attached to: Fedora Aims To Simplify Linux Filesystem

Only package maintainers should have to care about the underlying directory structure. Developers provide autoconf/scons/cmake/... scripts. Users can use the GUI and store their documents in their Documents folder. Never mind the Powerusers, they will always feel that things are either too advanced or too dumbed down, until they become Developers (tm).


+ - Mozilla to host 24-hour developer slumber party

Submitted by Stony Stevenson
Stony Stevenson (954022) writes "Mozilla is to host a 24-hour web conference to develop new ideas for open source coding. Mozilla 24 will be held on 14-15 September and will let developers around the world share ideas and bug fixes.

The event will host speakers including Dr Vint Cerf, chief internet evangelist at Google, and Dr Lawrence Lessig, founder of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.

Get your sleeping bags and popcorn ready!"

+ - Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia

Submitted by no-body
no-body (127863) writes "Former owner of Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia — suit thrown out of court BBC

Judge: "The prosecution did not succeed in presenting persuasive evidence of his involvement in infringing copyright law,"
Apparently, Allofmp3 paid paid part of its income to ROMS, the Russian organisation which collects and distributes fees for copyright holders.

A Russian comment: "99 cent? That's the price for two bottles of wodka here. Nobody cann affort to pay that much for a MP3 file.""

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.