Internalist writes: "'Andrew Odlyzko is a number theorist, a complexity theorist, a cryptographer, and a deep thinker. He has proved some very beautiful theorems, written non-trivial software, and managed large projects.' He also believes that our current views on building secure systems are flawed, and that security through obscurity is the answer."
Internalist writes: "According to The Beeb, the Watchmen movie is set to be released on March 6th, as originally planned. Now that Warner and Fox have settled, everything is good to go, and the studios have released a joint statement to the effect that 'Warner Bros. and Fox, like all Watchmen fans, look forward with great anticipation to this film's 6 March release in theatres.'"
Internalist writes: "Advocates of open source software have hailed a court ruling protecting its use even though it is given away free. The US federal appeals court "determined that the terms of the Artistic License are enforceable copyright conditions", overturned a lower court decision which claimed that authors whose works violate the Artistic License could only be sued for breach of contract, rather than copyright infringement.
Said Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig, "In non-technical terms, the Court has held that free licences set conditions on the use of copyrighted work. When you violate the condition, the licence disappears, meaning you're simply a copyright infringer."
BBC story here."