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Submission + - Slashdot Port Scans all users (

An anonymous reader writes: After noticing Slashdot being newly blocked at my workplace, I found this article from Soylent News that discusses how Slashdot has been port scanning all visitors' computers. My workplace blacklisted their ip address because of this, and classifies it as malicious behavior.

Why is Slashdot port scanning its users, and is it a problem?

Comment Their Lawyer hasn't even read their own policy (Score 5, Informative) 259

So now Ubuntu's lawyers don't read their own legal policy . I looked into it when I wrote a blog post about Canonical going bankrupt eventually.
"You can use the Trademarks in discussion, commentary, criticism or parody, provided that you do not imply endorsement by Canonical."

So not only is it fair use it also is ok under their own intellectual trademark policy.. Talk about one hand not knowing what the other is doing.

Comment Re:Open Source License (Score 1, Informative) 630

I have never liked the GPL and I've been involved in open source since the early 90s. I've never liked the GPL or really considered it a free license. It's a controlling license. Freedom is not "you are free because you have to do what we tell you." There are 3 types of licenses:

open/controlling ie GPL
free/open ie permissive license

Comment Re:US vs. Russia & China (Score 4, Informative) 116

Not only that but Russia and China have always been good friends, even after soviet russia fell down.

Actually this statement is inaccurate. Russia and China have been antagonistic toward each other through most of the past. There was a short period of cooperation after the Chinese civil war but that quickly turned sour as the two countries differed in their approaches to communism. Relations only began to improve after the fall of the USSR

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