terbeaux (2579575) writes "The fact that Rep Ed Orcutt (R — WA) wants to tax bicycle use is not extraordinary. The representative's irrational conviction is. SeattleBikeBlog has confirmed reports that Orcutt does not feel bicycling is environmentally friendly because the activity causes cyclists to have “an increased heart rate and respiration.” When they contacted him he clarified that “You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car...” Cascade blog has posted the full exchange between Rep Ed Orcutt and a citizen concerned about the new tax.
terbeaux (2579575) writes "The documentary "TPB AFK" follows the creators of The Pirate Bay: Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm; through their technical and logistical trials of keeping TPB online as well as their court appearances in Sweden.
After its premiere at Berlin International Film Festival, TechCrunch is reporting that TPB AFK is now available under a Creative Commons license for purchase, download on TPB, or viewing on YouTube. The budget for the film was raised on kickstarter where they achieved twice the funding goal in the allotted month long funding campaign.
terbeaux writes "A former contributor to an open source project has formed an LLC and is now selling the GPLd software for as much as $7,499.00 per license. http://www.logzilla.pro/licensing/en3 I confronted the developer on the user forums but my posting was deleted. Fortunately I made an archive of it: http://imgur.com/a/hVDW4 The software existed from circa 2002 until circa 2010 under the GPL. It is difficult to track down all of the possible commiters because the old SourceForge repository has been deleted along with the commit history. I have managed to find two commiters that are not OK with him selling their GPL contributions. How can I find other contributors that worked on this project? Is there any case precedence for destruction of evidence?" Link to Original Source