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Comment MooseFS (Score 1) 320

I tried Ceph at around 5 computers for two weeks and experienced dataloss (reported the bug). They have probably fixed it by now.
After that, I switched to MooseFS, which works great (although it's not as advanced as Ceph). MooseFS has done a great job for a year now.

Comment Users can use a GUI (Score 1) 803

Only package maintainers should have to care about the underlying directory structure. Developers provide autoconf/scons/cmake/... scripts. Users can use the GUI and store their documents in their Documents folder. Never mind the Powerusers, they will always feel that things are either too advanced or too dumbed down, until they become Developers (tm).

GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - Can "GPL v.2 or later" be re-licensed to G (

int19h writes: The default for application under GPL version 2 is to mention that it is licensed under version 2 or later. Does that mean that one can "upgrade" the license for an application by replacing it with GPL version 3?

Submission + - Mozilla to host 24-hour developer slumber party

Stony Stevenson writes: Mozilla is to host a 24-hour web conference to develop new ideas for open source coding. Mozilla 24 will be held on 14-15 September and will let developers around the world share ideas and bug fixes.

The event will host speakers including Dr Vint Cerf, chief internet evangelist at Google, and Dr Lawrence Lessig, founder of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.

Get your sleeping bags and popcorn ready!

Submission + - Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia

no-body writes: Former owner of Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia — suit thrown out of court BBC

Judge: "The prosecution did not succeed in presenting persuasive evidence of his involvement in infringing copyright law,"
Apparently, Allofmp3 paid paid part of its income to ROMS, the Russian organisation which collects and distributes fees for copyright holders.

A Russian comment: "99 cent? That's the price for two bottles of wodka here. Nobody cann affort to pay that much for a MP3 file."

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