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Comment Re:What does IT run on .. (Score 1) 516

Apparently it's built using Ruby. You can find some of the source code on github here: https://github.com/CMSgov/healthcare.gov This repository doesn't include the fun parts that make up the market place code itself but does include other parts of the website. The license file says the code has been released to the public domain.

Comment It's the same as the older SDK agreements (Score 5, Informative) 535

I just checked the wayback machine and the SDK terms haven't changed much in years. Here's a link to the 2010 terms for the SDK:


Pretty much the same as the current SDK agreement. The parts under proprietary license you can't mess with, the parts under open source licenses you can do what you want with. I can't see that anything has changed with the latest version of the agreement.

Comment Doesn't GNOME already support SVG? (Score 3, Interesting) 234

Didn't the GNOME desktop switch to scalable SVG rendering way back in 2004 or so (starting from Raph Levien's work on Gill back in 1999)? There were all kinds of articles back then about how awesome SVG was and how all GNU/Linux desktops would be using it soon. I thought Nautilus was designed with SVG support in mind? What happened to all that work and when did GNOME switch back to pre-historic bitmapped stuff? That's kind of sad.

Comment Who can vote and when the vote taking place? (Score 1) 587

Does anyone know:

1. When the vote will take place?

2. Who can vote?

Seems like the easiest way to stop this is for open source and free software supporters to vote, assuming that's possible. I went to the gnome.org website to find out how I could become a voting member but the site is "down for maintenance" - hmmm...

Comment Comeback? Ugly? (Score 2, Interesting) 519

What comeback? I never stopped using buckling spring keyboards. The defective non-tactile feedback keyboards that come with most computers go straight into the recycle bin in my office.

And ugly? I think whoever wrote that left a "to me" off the end of the sentence. They do not seem ugly to me. To me they look pretty much like any other keyboard, a flat thing with lots of little rectangular keys.

Comment I recommend SwishMail (Score 1) 601

I know several people using SwishMail. They're a commercial provider but relatively inexpensive. They offer POP3 and webmail (not sure about IMAP though) and they have a pretty good admin interface. And, if it matters to you, their systems are built on Free Software - FreeBSD, Apache, and PHP.

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