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Linus Torvalds summarily rejects GPL 3

Stephen Shankland reports that Linux keyholder Linus Torvalds isn't keen on aligning the kernal with a new, and as yet incomplete, GPL license.  Torvalds said that it is "insane to require people to make their private signing keys available," referring to the anti-DRM element in the GPL 3 draft specification.

January 26, 2006 by Dan Farber


Sergey Brin addresses the China issue

Google co-founder Sergey Brin addresses the China issue with Fortune's David Kirkpatrick while at Davos.We ultimately made a difficult decision, but we felt that by participating there, and making our services more available, even if not to the 100 percent that we ideally would like, that it will be better for Chinese Web users, because ultimately they would get more information, though not quite all of it.

January 25, 2006 by Dan Farber


Blinking at the Web

Malcom Gladwell wrote in Blink that we often form snap judgements and they're often wrong.  Now, researchers at Carleton University in Ottawa have determined that people decide a Web site's worth in 50 milliseconds--about the length of time that one frame of a TV show is on the screen.

January 25, 2006 by Phil Windley


Google's shifting moral ground

Google's decision to censor results for its China search site has the blogosphere and beyond buzzing. Google's officials justified the decision in saying the getting access to the restricted, limited content is better than nothing.

January 25, 2006 by Dan Farber