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Submission + - Finnish Police Board Takes Issue With Wikipedia's Fundraising (blogspot.fi) 3

linjaaho writes: Yesterday, the admin list of Finnish language Wikipedia received a request for comment from National Police Board of Finland. The Police board claims that the fundraising message appearing on the top of the Wikipedia pages is illegal fundraising and is punishable by criminal law. The Police Board asks how much money have they raised and ask for justification for the campaign.

This is not the first time the Police Board attacks fundraising. In 2012, a crowdfunded textbook Kickstarter project was delayed because a similar request of comment.

DRM

Submission + - Outlawed by Amazon DRM (bekkelund.net)

Pelekophori writes: From the article:

"A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail, being very frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her Kindle. Without notice. Without explanation."

Open Source

Submission + - FFmpeg legal threat, from a Libav developer (ffmpeg.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Michael Niedermayer, the head of the FFmpeg project, has received a legal threat from a former FFmpeg developer Måns Rullgård, who is now a member of the Libav project that forked from FFmpeg several months ago. The threat concerns the FFmpeg project logo drawn by Michael which resembles the one created by Måns and others for the FFmpeg project several years ago, now used by Libav.

Submission + - XBMC Dharma Released (xbmc.org)

0100010001010011 writes: XBMC Dharma (10.0) has finally been released over a year since the last update, Camelot. Numerous change have taken place: Support for XBOX was officially dropped. Addon Manager added with official XBMC repository. Improved GUI engine & Skinning Framework. Improved hardware acceleration with VDPAU, VAAPI, Apple VDADecoder, Windows DXVA2, and Broadcom Crystal HD. Bit stream pass through support of MP1, MP2, MP3, and AAC audio tracks. A new webserver and JSON-RPC API. A full list of changes can be found on the trac roadmap.

Team XBMC also met for XBMC DevCon 2010 and discussed numerous things, including improving communication and usability, PVR support, the next release Eden, and an XBMC Appliance based on OpenELEC.tv.

Software for your platform can be downloaded at http://xbmc.org/download/

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