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buanzo writes "The Argentina Supreme Court ruled Tuesday it is unconstitutional to punish an adult for private use of marijuana as long as it doesn't harm anyone else. Argentina becomes the second Latin American country in the past four days to allow personal use of a formerly illegal drug. The seven-member Argentina Supreme Court decision was unanimous, the court's Web site said.
The case in question involved five young men who were arrested for having a few marijuana cigarettes in their pockets.Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt, who at one time supported laws that make personal use of marijuana illegal, told the state-run Telam news agency that "reality" changed his mind.
Argentina's action came amid growing momentum in Latin America toward decriminalization.
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buanzo writes "After nearly two years of work since the 4.00 release, Insecure.Org is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 4.50 from http://insecure.org/nmap/ . Nmap was first released in 1997, so this release celebrates our 10th anniversary!
Major new features since 4.00 include the Zenmap cross-platform GUI, 2nd Generation OS Detection, the Nmap Scripting Engine, a rewritten host discovery system, performance optimization, advanced traceroute functionality, TCP and IP options support, and nearly 1,500 new version detection signatures. Dozens of other important changes — and future plans for Nmap — are listed in the release announcement. We recommend that all current Nmap users upgrade." Link to Original Source top
buanzo writes "The leading open source forum and online collaboration system, announced today the availability of phpBB Version 3.0. This release includes enhanced collaboration features, better security and delegated administration features, extended support for open source and commercial database management systems, and optimisation for mobile devices and search engines. phpBB is available at no cost, released under the GNU General Public License." Link to Original Source top
buanzo writes "On an email sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, Steffen from the Apache Lounge informs the ASF that they will be closing the Apache Lounge after being asked to remove the Apache Feather from their site. (See thread "Apachelounge has to remove Apachelounge Feather, be warned" and "Goodbye" by Steffen). Excerpt from "Goodbye":I am dismayed at the corporate bullying from (one member of) the ASF which I assumed was a collaborative organization — not such a dangerous legal entity.The admonishment not to use the feather or the "Apache" name resembles the behavior of the very worst big-software corporations — and a reminder that ASF is after all "... a corporation registered in Delaware, United States..." — not a fellowship of web server administrators, developers, and enthusiasts. It is a sober reminder to us all that caution is needed when dealing with Apache software as with any other software, lest we forget that httpd has become "their product" vs. "our web server"." Link to Original Source top
buanzo writes "It seems Nmap made a brief appearance at the beginning of Live Free or Die Hard. Fyodor is looking for heroic people to get a screenshot of it! In his words: "I actually thought this might happen, since the studio asked me some hacking questions long ago while they were filming. I sent them some info about Nmap, SSH, etc, but never heard any more from them. So I figured they dropped the idea. But I think Nmap is in there and I'm hoping one of you can get a screenshot to confirm by sneaking a camera into the theater or grabbing a frame from a pirate copy."" Link to Original Source top