I’m one of those people who love the idea of new beginnings and resetting a straight course for the new year. I’m curious…. what are you going to work on during the coming year?
Me? I’m planning on researching moderated xml/rss feeds/posts.
Spill your guts. What do you really want to work on?
Related link: http://news.osdir.com/article412.html
Redhat has beaten Apache’s Geronimo to the punch… at least in releasing code for their Java application server.
Are you going to take it for a test drive? If you have, what do you think?
Related link: http://rss.com.com/2100-1025_3-5121479.html
“In a ruling released Friday, copyright regulators in Canada said downloading copyrighted music from peer-to-peer networks appears to be legal under Canadian law but that uploading is still prohibited.
In the same decision, the Copyright Board of Canada imposed a government fee of as much as $25 on iPod-like MP3 players, putting the devices in the same category as audio tapes and blank CDs. The money collected from levies on “recording mediums” goes into a fund to pay musicians and songwriters for revenues lost from consumers’ personal copying. Manufacturers are responsible for paying the fees and often pass the cost on to consumers.
The peer-to-peer component of the decision was prompted by questions from consumer and entertainment groups about ambiguous elements of Canadian law. Previously, most analysts had said uploading was illegal but that downloading for personal use might be allowed.
‘As far as computer hard drives are concerned, we say that for the time being, it is still legal,’ said Claude Majeau, secretary general of the Copyright Board.”
Ok, so it’s a tax, not a fee. And I’m not sure why it’s legal “for the time being”, but I’ll take it.
Should I tidy up the house and put the kettle on for you?
Related link: http://www.dailysummit.net/
The Daily Summit is a Group Weblog of folks reporting from the UN Summit of Information Society. Would CNN be covering how the delegates were talking through, George Bush’s science and technical adviser, John Marburger’s Speech? How about this running across the CNN headline news ticker: “Without any backing, brave Mr Magga from the Sami reindeer hunting tribes of Northern Europe, trilled a song about a young reindeer meeting an early end in life.”
This is the kind of thing I love to see from the mass amateurisation of (nearly) everything.
Related link: http://news.osdir.com/article398.html
Since installing Panther I’ve been waiting for YellowDogLinux to support Panther’s HFS+ filesystem. V. 3.0.1 has just been released and now the other partitioned half of my iBook will no longer be a hallow shell (pun intended) of a hard drive.
What is your experience with YDL?