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+ - Munich Council say talk of LiMux demise is greatly exaggerated->

Submitted by ndogg
ndogg (158021) writes "The rumors of Munich city going back to Microsoft seem to have been greatly exaggerated. There was a review of the city's IT systems that was called for by the mayor, but it wasn't solely just to decide on whether to move back to Microsoft. And while there have been complaints about LiMux, they mostly seem to concern compatibility with, which may well be resolved by switching to LibreOffice."
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+ - IRS denies non-profit status to open source group->

Submitted by ndogg
ndogg (158021) writes "The IRS has denied the non-profit status of Yorba, which develops Shotwell and Geary, stating, “You have a substantial nonexempt purpose because you develop software published under open source compatible licenses that authorize use by any person for any purpose, including nonexempt purposes such as commercial, recreational, or personal purposes, including campaign intervention and lobbying.”"
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Comment: Re:Not malicious but not honest? (Score 1) 447

by ndogg (#46730149) Attached to: Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

To a certain extent, you're right, but open source lives and breaths on its reputation, and I'm fairly certain that the coders behind OpenSSL are employed somewhere in their capacity to actually write code. I'm not certain that they're necessarily employed to write OpenSSL code, but it wouldn't surprise me. On top of that, many employers of open source developers often offer paid support for what their employees are coding up.

And so to the extent of their reputation, and any paid support provided, they will be held to account.

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by ndogg (#46655467) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Did he mention anywhere that he's apologized for what he did?

Did he mention anywhere that he's changed his position?

Did mention anywhere that he would try to make up for what he did in the past?

I'm pretty sure he didn't do any of that. Sure, he said that Mozilla would continue to be inclusive, but he said nothing about his own views.

Comment: Re:Bubble sort (Score 1) 195

by ndogg (#46379073) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

Yeah, but bubbles are messy, but they are fun, but it's so hard to get them in order with them floating around, and people popping them. That's the worst. Just once I have them all in order, someone goes and pops one of them. I could never figure out where to put the bubbles that have another bubble inside them.

"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." -- Bernard Berenson