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Open source software and the future of the world

http://www.itwire.com

Torvalds has been to Linux.conf.au and Torvalds has spoken. During a wide-ranging interview the Linux founder speculated on the future of hardware and the control that open source offers vendors. The ramifications of this are remarkable. Come hear the word of Torvalds.

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Freedomware Marketing < Apple Marketing

http://www.nuxified.org

I have a little secret to disclose. I sometimes visit Apple.com, not because I have an Apple product. I don't have a Mac and I don't have an iPod nor an iPhone nor iWhatever. Often the sole reason for me going there is to look at the design of the homepage, what new shiny thing do they have to show off. I may be a geek with no life, but pretty much anything that comes out of Apple just screams "You want me! You want me baaad!" :D

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Ogg Theora+Vorbis as default for <video> scuttled in HTML5 spec. Who benefits?

http://www.digitalcitizen.info

"...'Ogg' is a wrapper that ties together 'Theora' encoded video and 'Vorbis' encoded sound. Together, Ogg Theora+Vorbis give users a way to see movies on your computer. Ogg Vorbis+Theora are not known to be encumbered by any patents (the only applicable patent on Theora’s predecessor, called 'VP3', was licensed for everyone to use in any way they want).

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Vendor of Linux-based DVR "unlocks" DRM

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Does Microsoft's "PlaysForSure" motto really mean it plays for sure? Does Apple's "FairPlay" play fair? Not exactly, says Linux-based media device vendor, Neuros, which is promoting an "Unlocked" media trademark in response to branded, proprietary digital rights management (DRM) schemes.

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HTML5 Working Group Rejects Open Media Formats

http://www.sitepoint.com

HTML5 spec is expected to introduce new audio and video capabilities into the HTML language. However, it seems that Nokia and Apple have succeeded in removing Ogg Vorbis and Theora support from the current draft which decision has caused lots of heated political discussion. Some critics claim that the decision is mostly based on reluctance to back a standard that has no provision for including DRM, while others have mentioned potential patent uncertainties as the main reason not to back Ogg Vorbis and Theora.

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Removal of Ogg Vorbis and Theora from HTML5: an outrageous disaster

http://rudd-o.com

"Nokia and Apple have privately pushed to give Ogg the noose treatment (and so far succeeded) in HTML5. This destroyed all hope of having free (as in freedom) media embedded in HTML5 in an interoperable way..." -- via slashdot http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/11/1339251&from=rss

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Server to server: MacOS X vs. Linux

http://blogs.zdnet.com

When you compare MacOS X server to Linux...the key advantage for small businesses isn’t capital cost, it’s ease of setup and use.

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Apple sued for iPhone's anti-hack update

http://www.securityfocus.com

Customers angry at Apple for breaking their hacked iPhones with the company's latest update now have a class-action lawsuit to call their own.

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Apple: firmware update likely to make unlocked iPhones "permanently inoperable"

http://arstechnica.com

The title basically says it all. I'm posting this because it shows how people should be using phones that don't contain DRM and proprietary code and don't allow vendor lock-in.

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Does Microsoft matter any more?

http://www.channel4.com

As Europe bashes 'market abusing' Microsoft, our technology correspondent says it's Google and Apple they should be looking at.

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Will Linux Steal Apple's Thunder?

http://seekingalpha.com

Apple proved with the iPhone's comprehensive and extremely clever communications UI and with their interactive pixels technology that they are simply the leader in UIs and product design. Many manufacturers and Linux developers are nipping at their heels though, and the question is how many more tricks Apple has up their sleeves.

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iLock-in: Apple locks Free Software out, but where's the news?

http://0pointer.de

So, Apple now blocks third-party software from accessing iPods. But is behaviour like that news? No, unfortunately not at all.

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Apple cuts us off

http://ipodminusitunes.blogspot.com

So, it's finally happened. Unhappy with other media players being better than iTunes, Apple have apparently decided to stop them from working with the new range of iPods.

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Apple Support for Open Document Format - Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com

"We appeal that you release an update to the latest version of iWork suite to support ISO 26300."

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Who really owns your open source code?

http://www.builderau.com.au

"In the wake of Apple's purchase of CUPS, there is a simple lesson to take away -- if you are a developer committed to open source and you wish for your contributions to always remain open, do not reassign copyright to an external party."

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