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Basic Linux Boot On Open Graphics Card

api Re:Full open-source stack (177 comments)

Getting there, getting there. Just wait until you can run gEDA/PCB on open hardware designed with gEDA/PCB.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Announces New Open Source Efforts

api Um, Apache 2.0 License? (323 comments)

I am not a lawyer but...

Both GNU and OpenBSD take issues with the Apache 2.0 License:

http://apache.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/07 /1621254 (Weak!)
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html#GP LIncompatibleLicenses
http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=2004060 7133603&mode=expanded

Anyone want to explain the contention better?

My EUR .02: Dual license it perhaps like Pike (GPL/MPL)


more than 8 years ago



OpenBSD documentation now in DocBook

api api writes  |  about 9 months ago

api (112263) writes "With the release of docbook2mdoc, mandoc maintainer Ingo Schwarze has moved the OpenBSD documentation repository to DocBook format. Theo de Raadt added that this move opens the door to a more streamlined approach such as: ssh-keygen -? -> usage2pod -> pod2mdoc -> doclifter -> docbook2mdoc -> man"
Link to Original Source

FreeBSD's got a Hypervisor! Hands-on BHyVe

api api writes  |  more than 3 years ago

api (112263) writes "BHyVe, the new BSD HyperVisor for FreeBSD and PC-BSD is ready for your pounding thanks to a comprehensive hands-on tutorial. Will Linux KVM finally have some real competition from the BSD camp?"

Microsoft cuts fees to Latvian government by 60%

api api writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Janis Berzinsh (112263) writes "On Monday, Microsoft Latvia announced [ translation ] that it would reduce its fees to the Latvian government by 60% amid Latvia's worsening financial crisis. Coincidentally, this news came shortly after Friday's open letter [ translation ] from the Latvian Open Technologies Association (LATA) to the Latvian Government outlining how the government could immediately save nearly five million Lats by switching some software applications to open source competitors and millions more in the long term. Preempted debate aside, this precedent raises one simple question: Does your government qualify for Microsoft relief?"

Open Source Casino to Fund Open Source Development

api api writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Michael Dexter writes "Linux Fund Casino will be built entirely with open source tools and will launch immediately upon the impending repeal of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Games will include Penguin Poker, Beastie Blackjack and GNR or "GNR's Not Roulette." Linux Fund has partnered with PokerSource and freelance Perl developer and author Randal L. Schwartz to develop the Gambling::Poker, Gambling::Blackjack, Gambling:GNR and Gambling::HouseAlwaysWins modules, all of which are available today on CPAN under the Artistic License. All proceeds from Linux Fund Casino will benefit Linux Fund's mission to support open source software."
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api api writes  |  more than 8 years ago

api writes "sysjail 1.0 has been Released! sysjail is a userland virtualisation system for operating systems supporting the systrace library. It runs on OpenBSD, NetBSD and MirOS. The first generation of sysjail is as close to a drop-in replacement for FreeBSD's jail subsystem as reasonably possible. As with a jail, processes within a sysjail are disallowed resources belonging to the system proper."



Self-appointed Trollslayer concerns

api api writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I did not make a clear point this week and was labeled a troll. That's life.

I am concerned however about the tactics of the self-appointed trollslayers who solicit reward by the moderators - the officially-appointed trollslayers and resident karma police.

In short:

A self-appointed trollslayer who puts words in the mouth of his or her intended victim is at worse a troll him or herself and at best carries a very dull knife.

My favorite line:

'So which is it? I THOUGHT SO!'

This tactic is nothing more than a self-fulfilling idiocy but the karma police seem to fall for it.

As for use of vulgarity by self-appointed trollslayers, how the @#*& does that raise a karma rating?


api api writes  |  more than 11 years ago

This week I found that watching the fall of Baghdad on both BBC and CNN led to a significant reduction in my clarity of thought. Livid anger at the rhetoric surrounding the whole issue to be precise.

That led to bad writing and bad karma.

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