Sam Smith, O'Reilly Network http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/2037 Sam Smith's O'Reilly Network Items: Weblogs, Articles, Hacks and Books hourly 2 2000-01-01T12:00+00:00 Intel's "Open Source fraud" http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2006/09/intels_open_source_fraud.html <p>Intel, despite claims of openness and support for open source is, again, refusing to allow open source OS&#8217; to freely redistribute the binary firmware required to make their products work.</p> <p>They&#8217;ll sell you the hardware, but don&#8217;t want it to just work on free OS&#8217;. They claim to support open source, but don&#8217;t follow through on the talk.</p> <p>This isn&#8217;t about releasing source code, it&#8217;s about allowing redistribution of the binary firmware which runs on the card itself to <strong>make it work</strong>.</p> <p>If you want Intel hardware you paid for to work properly, you might want to <a href="http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20060930232710&mode=expanded">read more</a>.</p> O'Reilly Network MT Blog: ONLamp Sam Smith O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2006-09-30T17:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. YAPC::Europe http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2006/08/yapceurope.html <p><a href="mailto:http://www.birmingham2006.com/">YAPC::Europe</a> is now in full swing, with around 250 people here (or expected) over the next 3 days. Congratulations to Barbie and all the other organisers for doing a fantastic job - it&#8217;s already been a highly informative and entertaining day, and runs until Friday evening.</p> <p>If you care about Perl, it&#8217;s really worthwhile to be here. With many many people who know far more than you ever wanted to know about many things. </p> <p>Now, I should shut up and listen to chromatic talk about Perl Hacks <a href="http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/perlhks">Perl Hacks</a>. He&#8217;s been talking for about 2 minutes and it&#8217;s already been highly useful for stuff I missed from the book.</p> O'Reilly Network MT Blog: ONLamp Sam Smith O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2006-08-30T06:16-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc.