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+ - Apple, IBM Partnership Yields First Results: 10 Mobile Apps->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "IBM and Apple have unveiled the first results of the enterprise IT partnership they announced in July: 10 mobile applications aimed at businesses in six industries as well as government users. One of the apps, for example, allows a flight crew to personalize a passenger's in-flight experience. An app targeted at the banking industry allows a financial advisor to remotely access and manage a client's portfolio. And police officers can use iPhones to view video feeds from crime scenes with an app for law enforcement."
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+ - Bliss-box launches a "Kick Starter" campaign-> 2

Submitted by martiniturbide
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "The dream of every emulator enthusiast is to be able to connect all the game consoles classic controllers into the USB port of the PC (and other platforms) to play games. Bliss-box had been discussing some prototypes on how to do that since 2007 on emulation forums. Now Bliss-box launched a kick starter campaign to raise money to turn the Bliss-box 4-play product into a reality, this is an "almost circular" 4 USB ports adapter that with a set of cables with allow you to connect almost any kind of gamepad/joystick to your PC."
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+ - Peter Sunde: The Pirate Bay Should Stay Down->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "We are on the second day since The Pirate Bay was raided by Swedish police. While it's still unclear how hard the site was hit, not everyone is mourning its troubles. "The Pirate Bay has been raided, again. That happened over 8 years ago last time. That time, a lot of people went out to protest and rally in the streets. Today few seem to care. And I'm one of them", writes Peter Sunde, one of the well-known founders of TPB. He paints a rather crusty picture: "The site was ugly, full of bugs, old code and old designs. It never changed except for one thing – the ads. More and more ads were filling the site, and somehow when it felt unimaginable to make these ads more distasteful, they somehow ended up even worse." Adding to that, the plan had always been to pull the plug after 10 years, so others could take over. However, when that day came last year the site remained online. The big question that remains right now is whether The Pirate Bay will make another comeback, or if this is indeed the end. Peter seems to believe that the latter may be the case, but that others will fill the gap."
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+ - eComStation, OS/2 Warp and WarpStock->

Submitted by martiniturbide
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "The Warpstock annual conference was held on Oct 24 to 26 on St. Louis, Missouri. These conferences are related to the OS/2 and eComStation platform. Currently there are two reviews of the event online at OS2World and at WarpCity2 blog. The videos are available at YouTube. Between the relevant news there is a new company called "Arca Noae" that will focus on software development for the platform. They are working on ACPI, USB, Network and other drivers for the platform. Additionally Mensys also gave some light why there haven't been activity on the last year. Arca Noae announced driver releases and software subscription products for the users of this platform. OS2World is collecting all OS/2 software source code available and uploading it at Github and for the moment they have 1340 repositories."
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Comment: Internet Archive. (Score 1) 46

The Internet Archive is very good to preserve open source projects. It is not like Github, but it is good as a search library for ISO images, source code and old software. Also a lot of Creative Commons wikis get dumped there (and I guess we all know the wayback machine). Check it out:

Comment: Same thing with OS/2 Source code (Score 2) 155

by martiniturbide (#48204583) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?
I have the same issues with OS/2 source code. Not been able to attract new and younger programmers and many of the source code is scattered on the web with the risk of being lost.

I'm doing the following:
1) I had organized all source code I was able to find on GitHub:
- Created a Organization on github -
- Organized the repos in "named-categories"
2) Created a Wiki to organize the catalog.
3) I will upload a copy of all repositories and a wiki dump to the Internet Archive.

This are my steps to try that the source code do not get lost.

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest.