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Submission + - UnXis buys SCO's Unix assets for $600,000 (sltrib.com) 3

lokpest writes: UnXis paid only $600,000 for the Unix operating system. Bruce Comer, managing director of Ocean Park Advisors, which conducted the Unix sale, said in a court filing the only other bid was for $18.

Submission + - Swedish Pirate Party to Host New WikiLeaks Servers (piratpartiet.se) 1

Ezel writes: The Pirate Party will host several new WikiLeaks servers. This was agreed during Julian Assange’s visit to Stockholm last weekend, and the Pirate Party is happy to announce that everything has been finalized.
Last week, the Pirate Party challenged the other Swedish parties to assist WikiLeaks in its democratic effort. The Pirate Party has been the first to step up uo the plate, and keeps calling on others to defend freedom of the press in Sweden. As a result, WikiLeaks have commissioned a number of new servers that will be hosted and taken care of by the Pirate Party.

The Pirate Party will provide bandwidth and hosting to WikiLeaks free of charge as part of its political mission.

Comment Re:TIme to name names. (Score 1) 374

The names should be protected at this stage. It's not clear whether they're doing something wrong or not

Or more importantly, its not clear if they are doing it knowingly, or just doesn't know they not in compliance with the license. If its the latter, a quick telling them that they might want to correct that one little mistake is better strategy than yelling out "OMFG, you violated the holy GPL, you burn in hell forever, kthxbye!"

However, if the dont care to answer what you point out or more specifically if they violates knowingly and doesnt give a rats ass about it, its up one level on the no more mister nice guy-scale.

Comment Re:Oh the irony (Score 1) 177

Well, trademarks are registered in specific classes. There are 45 classes and every regristration for each class needs a specific description and comes with a fee. That plus given the fact that trademarks not used "degenerates" its mostly not worth to hog everything everywhere.

My guess is that theese two "Woothworths" are not only in different parts of the world but registered in different classes.

Submission + - Why IPv6 is Essential for Your Freedom (rm.pp.ru)

Roman Mamedov writes: With the IPv4 exhaustion looming on the horizon, will the original Internet be reduced to the "traditional mass-media" model, strictly separating the participants into "publishers" of content, and mere "consumers" of it? How can we ensure that all users of the Internet will always be free to directly communicate and cooperate with each other?
Censorship

Submission + - Sourceforge Bans the "Evils" from Free Software 7

neo00 writes: "Syrians, Sudanese, N. Koreans, Cubans and Iranians will now be prohbitied from downloading or contributing to FOSS projects hosted by Sourceforge.net. According to sf.net terms of use, persons residing one of the countries on which the US government imposes sanctions, will be banned from accessing the site contents. An act that violates the Freedoms of Free Software and the "No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups" from the OSS definition.
US sanctions on these countries were initiated or hardened during the administration of Bush who called them the "Axis of Evil"."
Google

Google Open Sources Etherpad, Piratepad Launches 126

Thomas Nybergh writes "The Etherpad code was released by Google under the Apache license a few hours ago. Google's initial plan, after acquiring the service, was to use Etherpad's tech with its new Wave collaboration platform and to shut down the original service entirely. Soon after the Etherpad code was released, the Swedish Pirate Party launched their instance of the service at piratepad.net. An announcement, which also mentions a new Tor node, is published on the party website (Google translation). The original Etherpad service had in a short time become a killer application for collaborative work within at least the Swedish, and according to my personal experience, in the Finnish Pirate Party as well. The Etherpad open source project is available at Google Code."
Google

Submission + - Google open sources Etherpad, Piratepad launches (piratepad.net) 1

Thomas Nybergh writes: "The Etherpad code was released by Google under the Apache license a few hours ago. Google's initial plan, after acquiring the service, was to use Etherpad's tech with its new Wave collaboration platform and to shut down the original service entirely. Soon after the Etherpad code was released, the Swedish Pirate Party launched their instance of the service at piratepad.net. An announcement, which also mentions a new Tor node, is published here here (Google translation).

The original Etherpad service had in a short time become a killer application for collaborative work within at least the Swedish, and according to my personal experience, in the Finnish Pirate Party as well. The Etherpad open source project is available at Google Code."

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