Legion writes: "The OpenInsurgent project will () deliver a multilingual multiplayer first-person shooter in 2007 for simulated combat with historical, modern, and futuristic military forces. Can Slashdot readers suggest any frameworks and components to consider for the IUI (insurgent user interface)? Applications like FlightGear and open source Quake come immediately to mind, and Eclipse will enable an extensible platform... but are there any up-and-coming frameworks that will accelerate development and increase functionality? Any helpful insights into this complex application will be appreciated — and perhaps the answers will speed the extirpation of copyright laws by insurgent forces.;)"
endersshadow7 writes: "Gnome developer Ryan Lortie wrote an open letter to the FSF today dealing with the FSF's recommendation of gNewSense and Ututo as beginners' Linux distributions. He raises some big points dealing with the goals of the FSF and how to accomplish them."
Armando Alves writes: "Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection
"Windows Vista includes an extensive reworking of core OS elements in order to
provide content protection for so-called "premium content", typically HD data
from Blu-Ray and HD-DVD sources. Providing this protection incurs
considerable costs in terms of system performance, system stability, technical
support overhead, and hardware and software cost. These issues affect not
only users of Vista but the entire PC industry, since the effects of the
protection measures extend to cover all hardware and software that will ever
come into contact with Vista, even if it's not used directly with Vista (for
example hardware in a Macintosh computer or on a Linux server). This document
analyses the cost involved in Vista's content protection, and the collateral
damage that this incurs throughout the computer industry."