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Open Source Victories of 2008

cyclop Re:Cheese with your Whine? (378 comments)

Could you at least check Wine compatibility? See, if your app is completely Wine-compatible, it's almost like it's ported. IIRC, Picasa on Linux works in this way.

about 6 years ago

Open Source Victories of 2008

cyclop Re:We won already. Geez. (378 comments)

My own experience as a Macbook user:

Installing scientific Python modules (scipy, numpy, matplotlib) on Linux -trivial.
Installing the same module on Windows: boring but easy.
Installing them on OS X: Next to impossible, a lot of command line hacking needed.

I have a MB Pro and I always fire up the Gentoo partition. I tried to use OS X but the whole thing is terrible. Gimp doesn't work. Inkscape doesn't work. Scientific packages don't work. I simply cannot do serious work on OS X.

about 6 years ago



Hiding earthquakes data in Italy?

cyclop cyclop writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cyclop (780354) writes "The leader of the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology, prof. Enzo Boschi, is evaluating to hide all seismological data in Italy (Google translation from Italian): "We are considering to stop to inform and not to make our data accessible via the Web, because it is used to arrive at conclusions that are not in heaven or in earth.", says Boschi. I very much hope that the Internet will make such censoring attempts irrelevant."

cyclop cyclop writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cyclop writes "I am coding a data analysis application in my laboratory that I would like to release as free (as in freedom) software. Moreover I am going to begin a small OSS game that will be based, in part, on GPLv2 libraries. Problem is: in both cases, I'd like to be able to exchange code both with GPLv2 and (future) GPLv3 projects. I have no particolar passions about both licences, only thing is I don't want BSD-style "do anything you want" licensing but a copyleft license. I know that GPLv2 and GPLv3 are not compatible. What can I do? Double-licensing? Is there a compatible-with-both licence? Adding exceptions? What do you think is the best way to address the GPLv2-to-GPLv3 transition without ending in one of the two sides of the barricade?"
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Pending for a week

cyclop cyclop writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Well, what's happening? As anyone can see, I submitted an "Ask Slashdot" the 03 Sept morning. Today is 09 Sept. You can also see I have submitted other stories, and they usually got rejected (or,once,accepted!) in less than 8 hours. Why are they taking so much time? I tried to write to Rob but I got no answer. What can I do?

update: It has been rejected, 15 days later.


First post!

cyclop cyclop writes  |  more than 10 years ago Ok, this is the obligatory first post before beginning to write something useful...

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