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Submission + - Boxee Explains GPL violation (boxee.tv)

Pvt_Ryan writes: Tom Sella from Boxee, explains the GPL violation allegation.

"Yesterday there was some noise in the open source community that a utility included with a pre-release version of the Boxee Box software is licensed under the GPLv3. The utility, gpgv2, came in a pack of gpg utilities, including libgcrypt, which we use, and was erroneously included – but never used, and we subsequently removed it from the Boxee Box software. We have already put a new internal process in place for adding new F/OSS to Boxee and we are also doing a complete audit of our software to better document the licensing of the open source code we use."

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Submission + - Revised UK Law Could See Critical ISP Services Ban (thinq.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: Changes made to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers act could lead to ISPs being unable to properly manage traffic on their networks — by outlawing services such as caching proxies, traffic management, and Quality of Service analysis — while allowing companies to snoop on private communications without fear of penalties, claims Privacy International's Alexander Hanff.

Comment There is a problem with it.. (Score 1) 109

I don't want 10 different applications stores in order to stream my games. I want one place to go and download from, I don't want to think did I buy that 5yo game from steam or gamestop or ... Though I get around Steam's stupid prices by looking for the games that are "Steam based" but in retail.

Comment Re:Firefox/Linux (Score 1) 492

Quoting from the link: "..., but you can't go to BestBuy and buy Linux with a specific distro on it that everyone uses that has widespread market share"

I thought you could buy linux PCs off the shelf in one of big American chains (walmart???). Was a low powered eco thingy iirc.

Also as far as I know you can buy linux on laptops from Dell as well.

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