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Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

DV Ask the right persons on this topic (187 comments)

As the majority of the comments here should have made clear,
the last thing the community wants to hear is his opinion on the
topic (or rather the opinion that he is paid to disseminate) !
Slashdot should rather ask actual proper lawyers on the topic
known and active in the support of the open source movement,
I would nominate Richard Fontana myself as being the expert I
would love to hear more from, people can just reply to suggest
other appropriate persons.
But FM, no we don't want to hear anymore about this person,

    thanks

Daniel Veillard !

about 2 months ago
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Backdoor Found In China-Made US Military Chip?

DV Re:Particularly in a press release like that. (270 comments)

https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~sps32/sec_news.html#Assurance

it's also written black on white (err greyish background) there
in the abstact of the paper ! No need to guess :-)

"Abstract. This paper is a short summary of a real world AES key extraction performed on a military grade FPGA marketed as 'virtually unbreakable' and 'highly secure'. We demonstrated that it is possible to extract the AES key from the Actel/Microsemi ProASIC3 chip in a time of 0.01 seconds using a new side-channel analysis technique called Pipeline Emission Analysis (PEA)."

  that's indeed extremely fast ...

Daniel

more than 2 years ago
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Linux 3.4 Released

DV Re:GNU? (385 comments)

Mod the above up (who worded that in a nicer way than I would).
And put the penguin back please !!! This has nothing to do with the FSF,
"give back to Caesar ..."

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Tracks Pork Chops From Pig To Plate

DV Plastic wrapped meat in China ? Where ? (216 comments)

Well that story is all good and nice but except for one place in town here (I'm in China) *nowhere* is meat
wrapped in plastic. you pick pieces on the stand, handle it, get it cut, but the customer is never gonna see
any wrapping or label for his meat. And any cooking will be done thoroughly to avoid getting sick !
Yet another piece of "IT news" absolutely disconnected from reality, don't get to excited !

more than 2 years ago
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Google to Open Source the VP8 Codec

DV Best tech news of the year (501 comments)

If that becomes true that's so far the best technology related news from me so far this year.
I doubt Apple would embrace that with pleasure, but I hope at least Opera will add support.
It's about time for open video on the Web !

    Thanks in advance Google, please don't disapoint us, if done right that's huge !

Daniel

more than 4 years ago
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OpenOffice Bloated?

DV Not XML itself (941 comments)

Saying it's because XML parsing is slow doesn't make sense. Any decent XML parser
will parse at a 30 MBytes/s rate on a recent processor, usually one waits for I/O
it rather how that XML data are handled that makes for a slow loading, not the
XML format itself. 2 minutes of processing would mean like a multi gigabyte XML
file, that's not the problem.

Daniel

more than 9 years ago

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