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Submission + - Next Iain M. Banks book to be free podcast (keepingthedoor.com) 2

daria42 writes: Transition, the next novel from famed British sci-fi master Iain M. Banks, is to be made available as a serialised free podcast (audio download), starting on the scheduled publication date, 3 September 2009, according to this site. Says Banks himself: "I had barely caught up with the later half of the Twentieth Century, when here I am being ensnarled by gizmology from the Twenty-First. I am left breathless by the pace of technology."

Submission + - Are header files documentation?

rich_salz writes: "I must start with a disclaimer: this are my personal musings, and have nothing to do with my employer.

Can header files be considered documentation, or are they only source code? What about Linux kernel headers? Does reading them "taint" you?Can anyone point to anything definitive?

What about #include and GPL vs LPGL? Suppose I include which includes , and both of those are LGPL. But that latter includes which is GPL. How do we reconcile the conflict?"
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Sun Microsystems May Have Violated Bribery Law 111

Afforess writes "In a new file submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Sun Microsystems admitted that 'we have identified potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the resolution of which could possibly have a material effect on our business.' The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act makes it 'unlawful to make a payment to a foreign official for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.' Yet, Sun would not release further details, only that it 'took remedial action.' Oracle, the new owner of Sun Microsystems, also said that they had prior knowledge of the infraction, yet also refused to release any details."

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