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Microsoft

Submission + - Download IE8 or Microsoft Will Let Children Starve 1

theodp writes: "Remember National Lampoon's famous If-You-Don't-Buy-This-Magazine-We'll-Shoot-This-Dog cover? As it kicked off its new 'Browser for the Better' campaign, Microsoft took a page from the Lampoon's playbook, announcing it will provide 8 meals to hungry children and adults for every completed download of Internet Explorer 8. CNET reports that Microsoft will donate $1 million to a food bank if 869,565 people in the U.S. use a special website to download IE8 by Aug. 8, 2009 (8-8, get it?). Microsoft adds that all meals must be claimed by June 30, 2010. How can something so right feel so wrong?"
Education

Submission + - Citizendium, the non-free encyclopedia (citizendium.org) 4

An anonymous reader writes: Citizendium, the erstwhile competitor to Wikipedia, is about to adopt a non-free license — a CC-NC license, with the Citizendium Foundation being able to sell the content commercially. Larry Sanger claims he hasn't decided, but the question, his arguments in favor and him comparing people who disagree to Hitler make it pretty clear. There is a Wikipedia blog post that says this means Citizendium is conceding the whole Third World to Wikipedia — and Wikipedia's already won the First World.

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