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Software

Submission + - Best Open Source Project Management Software

billmil writes: What is the hive mind's opinion on best open source project management tools ? Current management here favors MS-Project, but it provides more functionality than we need and lacks a web-based UI. A web-search points to dotproject http://www.dotproject.net/, openworkbench http://www.openworkbench.org/, and, openproj http://openproj.org/openproj. What has worked best from your experience for managing medium-sized projects?
Windows

Submission + - Windows 7 Starter Edition: Limitations Under Fire

nandemoari writes: "Blogger Paul Thurrott broke the news that Microsoft has decided to drop a limitation on the Starter Edition of Windows 7 that would prevent users from running more than three applications at a time. This comes amidst speculation that guidelines for the Starter Edition have been rigged to benefit particular manufacturers. If true, that would be a smart move: if customers found they bought a Windows 7-enabled netbook but it was artificially restricted and not operating at its full potential, it would have left a sour taste in their mouths, particularly given that multi-tasking is one of the main points of a modern operating system."
Unix

Submission + - Unix New Hampshire license plate turns 20 (nashuatelegraph.com)

Anonymous Coward writes: "Local newspaper talks to Linux International's Jon "maddog" Hall, who lives in New Hampshire, and who since 1989 has had a "Live Free or Die" UNIX license plate — a real one, not a conference hand-out — on his Jeep. From the story: The day he installed the UNIX plates, he went early to work at DEC's office on Spit Brook Road in Nashua, to be sure to get the parking space right next to the door used by all the Unix engineers. He watched them come in and, one after another, do a double take at seeing the real-world version of the famous fake plate. "People would race in and yell, 'Who is it? Whose plate is it?!?' " Hall said. It was his then and it is his now. After 20 years, one suspects you will have to pry it from his cold, dead fingers."
United States

Submission + - Recovery.gov Eschews Google Moderator for UK Ware 1

theodp writes: "You may have missed it, but Recovery.gov recently hosted a National Dialogue on IT Solutions (pdf). Surprisingly, the website that collected the 'many innovative ideas and thoughts from vendors, thinkers and consumers in the IT community' (some observers weren't so kind) was not powered by Google Moderator, a fave of the Obama Administration and the "baby" of the U.S. Director of Citizen Participation. Instead, thenationaldialogue.org was powered by Opinion Suite, public engagement software from Delib, the same UK firm that was tapped to conduct a National Dialogue on Health IT and Privacy for NAPA on behalf of the OMB, U.S. Federal CIO Council, and GSA on the eve of November's presidential election. BTW, a WHOIS search on 'thenationaldialogue.org' shows that the domain's registrant is Rubberductions, a UK viral filmmaking firm that shares the same parent company as Delib."
The Internet

False Fact On Wikipedia Proves Itself 513

An anonymous reader writes "Germany has a new minister of economic affairs. Mr. von und zu Guttenberg is descended from an old and noble lineage, so his official name is very long: Karl Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg. When first there were rumors that he would be appointed to the post, someone changed his Wikipedia entry and added the name 'Wilhelm,' so Wikipedia stated his full name as: Karl Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Wilhelm Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg. What resulted from this edit points up a big problem for our information society (in German; Google translation). The German and international press picked up the wrong name from Wikipedia — including well-known newspapers, Internet sites, and TV news such as spiegel.de, Bild, heute.de, TAZ, or Süddeutsche Zeitung. In the meantime, the change on Wikipedia was reverted, with a request for proof of the name. The proof was quickly found. On spiegel.de an article cites Mr. von und zu Guttenberg using his 'full name'; however, while the quote might have been real, the full name seems to have been looked up on Wikipedia while the false edit was in place. So the circle was closed: Wikipedia states a false fact, a reputable media outlet copies the false fact, and this outlet is then used as the source to prove the false fact to Wikipedia."

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