CrkHead (27176) writes "Last week I was again prompted to agree to terms of service to update apps through Google Play. I read the terms, and noticed in the last paragraph a disclaimer that they are were governed under Italian law.
I opened a support ticket for clarification. When they responded asking for more information, I looked at the current TOS and they had removed this section. A quick compare of the current and cached documents show many changes.
Is there any hope now of knowing current agreements with software vendors? This must make them even less enforceable, but no one wants to risk having to defend themselves against any attempt to enforce." Link to Original Source top
CrkHead (27176) writes "My boss decided to start asking me about CVS. I'm part of a small team that supports internal applications for a reasonably large (primary application 700+ users) organization. We are decidedly not a development shop, but do have several scripts that we maintain and it is at a point that we need better version tracking to more easily identify the trouble spots. I prefer a free (as in speech) solution that can be hosted on HP-UX. My boss prefers a free (as in beer) solution and doesn't care if it's on one of our Unix boxen or on a Windows VM. Anyone know of a simple, easy to maintain solution?" top
CrkHead (27176) writes "Groklaw has posted Judge Kimball's ruling on SCO v Novell.
For those that have been following this saga, we finally get to watch the house of cards start to fall. For those new to this story, it started with SCO suing Novell and having all it's motions decided in summary judgement and went to trial only on Novell's counter claims. Cheers to PJ for keeping us informed!" top
CrkHead writes "After many years of avoiding a jury trial, Groklaw is reporting that they finally have to actually prove a case.
This is history in the making, in that this is the very first RIAA jury trial to actually go to trial in all the years since the RIAA began to sue people four or so years ago. I gather they tried to get out of this one too, but now it's set and it will happen.
CrkHead writes "I trust everyone here knows the story of Free Beer by now. What I found interesting is a public radio show that target money geeks had an interview with the Free Beer founder. Transcript available here.
On the same program they had a story about DVD encription. Are the suits going to start listening?"