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Comment: Re:One of the more famous recent cases --oops (Score 1) 234

read to fast. actually its worse the paragraph before makes it more clear that it is not free software. "As the author and copyright holder of this source code, I personally have no problem with anyone studying it, modifying it, attempting to run it, etc. Please understand that this does NOT constitute a grant of rights of any kind in Prince of Persia, which is an ongoing Ubisoft game franchise. Ubisoft alone has the right to make and distribute Prince of Persia games."

Comment: Re:One of the more famous recent cases (Score 1) 234

Although the source is available I see no licensing information. The closest it comes is ". In the meantime, if you have questions -- technical, legal, or otherwise -- I recommend that you direct them to the community at large, whose collective knowledge and expertise far exceeds mine, and will only increase as more people get their eyes on this code." So the source may be available but not free software or open source.
Programming

+ - There is a world outside of Ruby on Rails

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Didier Prophete
Didier Prophete writes "An in depth look at all the advantages Erlang has to offer as a platform for developing Web2.0 apps. This language, designed to implement 'massively parallel' applications, is slowly gaining more and more ground in a world dominated by RoR/C#/Java...
"I could just go on and on about why I think Erlang is going to be a source of competitive advantage in the Web2.0 world. I am convinced we will start seeing more and more startups out there leveraging the power of massive concurrency. At the end of the day, the question you should be asking is not why WE are using Erlang, but why you are NOT using it ?""
Programming

+ - From Python to Ruby on Rails to Erlang...

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Didier Prophete
Didier Prophete writes "SlideAware, a new startup, talks about building a Web2.0 application using different development tools: they first tried Python/TurboGears, then Ruby on Rails, and finally decided to use Erlang/OTP for ultimate scalability and speed. It's only the first article in a series which will highlight some of the strong points of Erlang/OTP as a full-featured highly scalable web development platform."
Programming

An Overview of Parallelism 197

Posted by kdawson
from the cores-galore dept.
Mortimer.CA writes with a recently released report from Berkeley entitled "The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley: "Generally they conclude that the 'evolutionary approach to parallel hardware and software may work from 2- or 8-processor systems, but is likely to face diminishing returns as 16 and 32 processor systems are realized, just as returns fell with greater instruction-level parallelism.' This assumes things stay 'evolutionary' and that programming stays more or less how it has done in previous years (though languages like Erlang can probably help to change this)." Read on for Mortimer.CA's summary from the paper of some "conventional wisdoms" and their replacements.
Programming

+ - Comprehensive Erlang Archive Network Launched

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Mickael
Mickael writes "Perl is renowed for it easy way to get access to a large set of libraries through the CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network. CEAN is an attempt to boost Erlang library by proposing a similar approach: the Comprehensive Erlang Archive Network. Christophe Romain is annoucing the beta launch of the service on Process-one blog. More informations are available on the Comprehensive Erlang Archive Network. If this initiative succeed, it will help Erlang getting further on the path to worldwide recognition by developers community."

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