The Free Software Foundation published its near final draft of the third version of the General Public License and expects to officially publish the license on June 29.The GPLv3--you know the one that's a big risk to the Microsoft-Novell pact--has been tweaked to incorporate feedback and address license compatibility.
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In what is arguably the most hilarious--yet disconcerting--benchmark comparison ever Hal Licino at HubPages has compared a 1986 Mac Plus vs. a 2007 AMD dual-core PC and the antique Mac generally performed better.
At the D conference, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen showed a spoof video of how they came up with the idea for their video sharing service.
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In an earlier post about Novell's Earnings, Larry Dignan wrote that Novell's identity and access management business is only up 5% over last year. This isn't the first time that such news has clouded the Novell annual report either.
Every end user computer is becoming a phone with a modest-sized screen, 3G networks, a new generation of browsers, GPS and a camera, according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt. "The sum is a whole new platform play," he said, epitomized by the forthcoming iPhone (Schmidt is on Apple's board).
Dell will lay off 10 percent of its workforce over the next year as it works on its Dell 2.0 reinvention.
At the D conference, Stephen Colbert introduced his boss, Viacom CEO and President Phillipe Dauman, who gave his side of his company’s suit against YouTube.
Following YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, and then Viacom CEO and President Phillipe Dauman, Google CEO and now leader of YouTube Eric Schmidt sat down with Walt Mossberg for an interview at the D conference.Schmidt added another dimension to the discussion regarding copyrights and Viacom's $1 billion suit against YouTube.
When the obituary of digital rights management (DRM) software is written music label EMI is going to get a fairly meaty chapter.First, EMI delivers its catalog DRM-free on iTunes.