Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?
Nobody can enforce the value of anything. At most, central banks have the power to avoid their own money to be overvalued, by using the printing press and selling their own money in the market. But this is just a one-way power that does not work in the opposite direction: If the market decides that your currency is not worth what is worth, you will run out of dollars (or whatever foreign money you have) trying to buy your own currency to "sustain" it before you can convince the market otherwise. As bitcoin does not have a central bank, and more importantly, bitcoin is not a fiat currency that you can make out of thin air, your idea of "buy and sell bitcoins" is fatally flawed.
Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer
This is not "your commit privileges are revoked".
They are using git, so this is "I'm not pulling changes from you" instead.
Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found
No "chain" here. This is not SSL, this is GPG, and the term used here is "web of trust".
To consider the web of trust broken you would need to find that one of those fake GPG keys is signed by someone you trust.
Google Drive Goes Live
I see dropbox still tries to mislead people into thinking their client is Free (and according to you, succeeds in it). Their website weasels around the subject but the truth is that only the small piece that integrates with the file manager is open source and the actual client is not.
Exactly. This is from the nautilus-dropbox Debian package available in non-free:
Installing this package will download the proprietary dropbox binary
That's far from being free software, unfortunately.
RMS on SCO, Distributions, DRM
Unfortunately, RMS seems to be a little bit
confused about this. The current ISO CD
image for the distribution he recommends
contains some non-free packages (for java and nvidia support), while Debian (official) CDs do not contain any non-free software at all.
Being a Debian maintainer myself, I'm of course absolutely delighted to see a lot of people here in Extremadura to use a Debian-derived distribution, but I have mixed feelings
about the fact that it's advertised
as a free-software-only distribution when it's not completely true.