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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Wix gets caught "stealing" GPL code from WordPress | Ars Technica UK [# ! Note] - 0 views

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    "In which Wix forgets what happens when you add GPL code to your closed-source app. Sean Gallagher (US) - Nov 2, 2016 6:10 am UTC"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Canonical's and Red Hat's Shameful War Against One Another… and Against the A... - 0 views

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      # ! Guess who (& why) can be behind... # ! feeding a warped conflict in the core of # ! the #FreeSotware environment... [# ! Note: Look how 'some' treat their ''friends'... http://fossbytes.com/microsoft-buys-canonical-kills-ubuntu-linux-forever/ # ! and guess how they can behave with their rivals... # ! ...and what all this conflict represents for the Digital Community, as a whole...]
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    "Summary: In an effort to trip each other up and in order to become the 'industry standard', Canonical and Red Hat hurt each other and alienate the media (what's left of it)"
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    "Summary: In an effort to trip each other up and in order to become the 'industry standard', Canonical and Red Hat hurt each other and alienate the media (what's left of it)"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

No one should have to use proprietary software to communicate with their government - F... - 0 views

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    "by Donald Robertson - Published on May 04, 2016 12:36 PM The Free Software Foundation (FSF) submitted a comment to the U.S. Copyright Office calling for a method to submit comments that do not require the use of proprietary JavaScript. Proprietary JavaScript is a threat to all users on the Web. When minified, the code can hide all sorts of nasty items, like spyware and other security risks. Savvy users can protect themselves by blocking scripts in their browser, or by installing the LibreJS browser extension and avoiding sites that require proprietary JavaScript in order to function. B"
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    "by Donald Robertson - Published on May 04, 2016 12:36 PM The Free Software Foundation (FSF) submitted a comment to the U.S. Copyright Office calling for a method to submit comments that do not require the use of proprietary JavaScript. Proprietary JavaScript is a threat to all users on the Web. When minified, the code can hide all sorts of nasty items, like spyware and other security risks. Savvy users can protect themselves by blocking scripts in their browser, or by installing the LibreJS browser extension and avoiding sites that require proprietary JavaScript in order to function. B"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

EU Levels Antitrust Charges Against Abusive Android | Tech Law | LinuxInsider - 0 views

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    "The European Commission on Wednesday charged that Google breached EU antitrust rules by seeking to maintain and expand the dominance of its Android operating system."
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    "The European Commission on Wednesday charged that Google breached EU antitrust rules by seeking to maintain and expand the dominance of its Android operating system."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple must pay £315 million as US Supreme Court rejects e-book antitrust appe... - 0 views

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    "Appeals court ruled that Apple knowingly conspired with publishers to keep prices high. by Megan Geuss (US) - Mar 7, 2016 5:45 pm UTC"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Why Linux Distros Look Insecure Even Though They're Not | FOSS Force - 0 views

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    "Robin "Roblimo" Miller The transparency of open software means that security vulnerabilities are visible and can't be quietly swept under the rug."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Microsoft Office comes to Google's Chrome OS -- now who's Scroogled? - 1 views

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    "What was once the crown jewel of software, Microsoft Office, has arguably been devalued by free offerings. It used to be that when you bought a computer, you pretty much had to buy Office too. Sure, some people got by with the low-rent Works package, but that was not the same."
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    "What was once the crown jewel of software, Microsoft Office, has arguably been devalued by free offerings. It used to be that when you bought a computer, you pretty much had to buy Office too. Sure, some people got by with the low-rent Works package, but that was not the same."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Linux Sucks 2014 [Bryan Lunduke]- YouTube - 2 views

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    [Published on Apr 28, 2014 "Linux Sucks". 2014 edition. Recorded live at LinuxFest Northwest on April 26th, 2014. How to yell at me: Blog: http://www.lunduke.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/BryanLunduke G+: https://plus.google.com/+BryanLunduke Category Entertainment License Standard YouTube License ]
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    [Published on Apr 28, 2014 "Linux Sucks". 2014 edition. Recorded live at LinuxFest Northwest on April 26th, 2014. How to yell at me: Blog: http://www.lunduke.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/BryanLunduke G+: https://plus.google.com/+BryanLunduke Category Entertainment License Standard YouTube License ]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The Red Hat/MS Agreement Molehill | FOSS Force - 0 views

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    Larry Cafiero First, let me thank those who took the time to alert me last week to the agreement between Red Hat and Microsoft on holding hands in the cloud. All the concern shown in the emails and social media posts were completely welcome, and could be broken up into two basic sentiments: curiosity about my reaction and serving me some crow to eat.
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    Larry Cafiero First, let me thank those who took the time to alert me last week to the agreement between Red Hat and Microsoft on holding hands in the cloud. All the concern shown in the emails and social media posts were completely welcome, and could be broken up into two basic sentiments: curiosity about my reaction and serving me some crow to eat.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple's iBackDoor: Dodgy ad network code menaces iOS apps * The Register - 0 views

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    "Security researchers have discovered "backdoored" versions of an ad library embedded in thousands of iOS apps originally published in the Apple App Store."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

OS showdown: Windows 10 vs Linux | TechRadar - 2 views

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    "By Neil Mohr 2 days agoOperating systems Redmond's new OS goes toe-to-toe with Linux"
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    "By Neil Mohr 2 days agoOperating systems Redmond's new OS goes toe-to-toe with Linux"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory for Home users | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "by Peter Bright - Jul 17, 2015 3:22 am UTC Share Tweet 84 Windows Update can't be readily disabled in Windows 10 Home, and the license terms that all users must agree to allow Microsoft to install updates automatically."
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    "by Peter Bright - Jul 17, 2015 3:22 am UTC Share Tweet 84 Windows Update can't be readily disabled in Windows 10 Home, and the license terms that all users must agree to allow Microsoft to install updates automatically."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Proprietary Back Doors - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation - 0 views

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    "Other examples of proprietary malware Here are examples of demonstrated back doors in proprietary software."
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    "Other examples of proprietary malware Here are examples of demonstrated back doors in proprietary software."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How to Boot a Linux Live USB Drive on Your Mac [# ! + Note / Edit Lead] - 0 views

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      # ! Hi, Mackers # ! Join The Free W@rld. # ! ✌☺
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    [Think you can just plug a standard Linux live USB drive into your Mac and boot from it? Think again. You'll need to go out of your way to create a live Linux USB drive that will boot on a Mac. This can be quite a headache, but we've found a graphical utility that makes this easy. You'll be able to quickly boot Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Kali Linux, and other mainstream Linux distributions on your Mac.]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The Linux desktop battle (and why it matters) - TechRepublic - 2 views

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    Jack Wallen ponders the problem with the ever-lagging acceptance of the Linux desktop and poses a radical solution.
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    "Jack Wallen ponders the problem with the ever-lagging acceptance of the Linux desktop and poses a radical solution. Linux desktop I have been using Ubuntu Unity for a very long time. In fact, I would say that this is, by far, the longest I've stuck with a single desktop interface. Period. That doesn't mean I don't stop to smell the desktop roses along the Linux path. In fact, I've often considered other desktops as a drop-in replacement for Unity. GNOME and Budgie have vied for my attention of late. Both are solid takes on the desktop that offer a minimalistic, modern look and feel (something I prefer) and help me get my work done with an efficiency other desktops can't match. What I see across the Linux landscape, however, often takes me by surprise. While Microsoft and Apple continue to push the idea of the user interface forward, a good amount of the Linux community seems bent on holding us in a perpetual state of "90s computing." Consider Xfce, Mate, and Cinnamon -- three very popular Linux desktop interfaces that work with one very common thread... not changing for the sake of change. Now, this can be considered a very admirable cause when it's put in place to ensure that user experience (UX) is as positive as possible. What this idea does, however, is deny the idea that change can affect an even more efficient and positive UX. When I spin up a distribution that makes use of Xfce, Mate, or Cinnamon, I find the environments work well and get the job done. At the same time, I feel as if the design of the desktops is trapped in the wrong era. At this point, you're certainly questioning the validity and path of this post. If the desktops work well and help you get the job done, what's wrong? It's all about perception. Let me offer you up a bit of perspective. The only reason Apple managed to rise from the ashes and become one of the single most powerful forces in technology is because they understood the concept of perception. They re-invented th
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    Jack Wallen ponders the problem with the ever-lagging acceptance of the Linux desktop and poses a radical solution.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple Patents Technology to Legalize P2P Sharing | TorrentFreak * - 1 views

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    "This means that transferring files between devices is only possible if these support Apple's licensing scheme. That's actually a step backwards from the DRM-free music that's sold in most stores today." [* What 'Apple's licensing scheme' -closed source- can hide?]
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    "This means that transferring files between devices is only possible if these support Apple's licensing scheme. That's actually a step backwards from the DRM-free music that's sold in most stores today." [* What 'Apple's licensing scheme' -closed source- can hide?]
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    A business method software patent combining old elements that are all prior art, including DRM. Yech! "... a patent that makes it possible to license P2P sharing" really puts a spin on reality. If the methods were in the public domain, anyone could use them without a license. That's equivalent to to saying "a government-granted monopoly with the power but no responsibility to collect money from anyone who wants to invade the monopoly's protected rights" and presenting that fact as some sort of tremendous philanthropic act by Apple. On software patent claims as prior art and obvious, see my legal memo on that topic here. http://goo.gl/5X8Kg9
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google drops three OS X 0days on Apple | Ars Technica (opensource war against propietary?) - 1 views

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    "Don't look now, but Google's Project Zero vulnerability research program may have dropped more zero-day vulnerabilities-this time on Apple's OS X platform."
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    "Don't look now, but Google's Project Zero vulnerability research program may have dropped more zero-day vulnerabilities-this time on Apple's OS X platform."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple's Insistence On DRM And Other Restrictions Means EFF's New App Is Android-Only | ... - 1 views

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    "from the eff-your-walled-garden dept The EFF has produced a new mobile app that allows users to access its alert center and instantly take action on issues pertaining to digital rights and other areas the group focuses on. And, it's Android-only, because the EFF took a long look at Apple's walled garden and said, "Include us out.""
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    "from the eff-your-walled-garden dept The EFF has produced a new mobile app that allows users to access its alert center and instantly take action on issues pertaining to digital rights and other areas the group focuses on. And, it's Android-only, because the EFF took a long look at Apple's walled garden and said, "Include us out.""
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

GNU Gnash - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) - 0 views

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    "GNU Gnash is the GNU Flash movie player - Flash is an animation file format pioneered by Macromedia which continues to be supported by their successor company, Adobe. Flash has been extended to include audio and video content, and programs written in ActionScript, an ECMAScript-compatible language. Gnash is based on GameSWF, and supports most SWF v7 features and some SWF v8 and v9." [installing GNU Gnash http://gnashdev.org/?q=node/11]
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    "GNU Gnash is the GNU Flash movie player - Flash is an animation file format pioneered by Macromedia which continues to be supported by their successor company, Adobe. Flash has been extended to include audio and video content, and programs written in ActionScript, an ECMAScript-compatible language. Gnash is based on GameSWF, and supports most SWF v7 features and some SWF v8 and v9."
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