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Google Wave Looking To Join Apache Software Foundation 79

Posted by samzenpus
from the part-of-the-gang dept.
MMacFadden writes "The Google Wave team has officially submitted the open source version of Wave to the Apache Software Foundation as a candidate Incubator project. Google hopes that the wave technology will continue to grow, supported by the new open source community (which is made up of Google and non-Google employees alike). Here is the proposal itself."
Cellphones

Thought-Controlled Apps On Android May Not Be Far 72

Posted by timothy
from the add-gps-and-stir dept.
Julie188 writes "A small PC device company wants to bring thought-controlled apps to the Android market. Mind Technologies (once known by the cute name of Jedi Mind) has promised to make it so. Mind Technologies makes PC devices (a game controller and mouse) that work with the strange-but-true Emotiv headset. Emotiv uses brain waves to operate machines. Although it sounds far fetched, electroencephalogram (EEG) controllers do work, but the products on the market so far are not as easy to use, let alone master, as their makers claim."

Comment: Re:Since when?... (Score 1) 320

by lostatredrock (#21590615) Attached to: Did SCO Get Linux-mob Justice?
I am no the poster from above, but I believe point #1 is not so much a reply to your post, but more a point on the case in general. As I understand the plan of attack by SCO they had to theories they wanted to argue simultaneously here:

1. That the APA did transfer the copyrights, this argument was basically that they appeared to be included in the list of included assets meanwhile completely ignoring the fact that they were explicitly excluded in the list of assets which would not be transfered.

and

2. That even if they were not included in the APA it didn't matter because the people involved in the deal THOUGHT they were being transfered.

IMHO point #1 was meant to be a contradiction of SCO's strategy #2 and not so much an addressing of your point.
Education

States Seek Laws to Curb Online Bullying 251

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the let's-all-take-off-our-left-shoe dept.
An anonymous reader writes to tell us that many states are considering laws to help crack down on "cyberbullying". "Steven Brown, executive director of the Rhode Island branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, said it will be difficult to draft a cyberbullying law that doesn't infringe on free-speech rights. 'The fact that two teenagers say nasty things about each other is a part of growing up,' he said. 'How much authority does a school have to monitor, regulate and punish activities occurring inside a student's home?' In Arkansas, the state Senate this month passed a bill calling on school districts to set up policies to address cyberbullying only after it was amended to settle concerns about students' free-speech rights."

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