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There has been much discussion in the free software community and in the press about the inadequacy of Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) as a standard, including good analysis of some of the shortcomings of Microsoft's Open Specification Promise (OSP), a promise that is supposed to protect projects from patent risk. Nonetheless, following the close of the ISO-BRM meeting in Geneva, SFLC's clients and colleagues have continued to express uncertainty as to whether the OSP would adequately apply to implementations licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). In response to these requests for clarification, we publicly conclude that the OSP provides no assurance to GPL developers and that it is unsafe to rely upon the OSP for any free software implementation, whether under the GPL or another free software license.
Note that all my Joomla! components are now covered by the GPL v3
And this because I agree with the new protection coming with the GPL v3
[We] update the GPL to protect its copyleft from being undermined by legal or technological developments. The most recent version protects users from three recent threats:
Tivoization: Some companies have created various different kinds of devices that run GPLed software, and then rigged the hardware so that they can change the software that's running, but you cannot. If a device can run arbitrary software, it's a general-purpose computer, and its owner should control what it does. When a device thwarts you from doing that, we call that tivoization.
Laws prohibiting free software: Legislation like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the European Union Copyright Directive make it a crime to write or share software that can break DRM. These laws should not interfere with the rights the GPL grants you.
Discriminatory patent deals: Microsoft has recently started telling people that they will not sue free software users for patent infringement—as long as you get the software from a vendor that's paying Microsoft for the privilege. Ultimately, Microsoft is trying to collect royalties for the use of free software, which interferes with users' freedom. No company should be able to do this.
All my latest blue screens of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits, 48 inches of blue wallpapers :-) The Blue Screen of Death (officially known as Stop error, also known as BSoD, bluescreen, or Blue Screen of Doom) is a colloquialism used for the error screen displayed by some operating systems, most notably Microsoft Windows, after encountering a critical system error that can cause the system to shut down to prevent irreversible damage to its integrity. It serves to present information …
While no more so common as in the past with windows 95/98/NT4, The Blue Screen of Death is still here. This time it was an unknown error.. .Or was it triggered by the evil TUX mascot sitting next to this shiny Vista powered notebook? …
The Blue Screen of Death (also known as a stop error, BSoD, bluescreen, or Blue Screen of Doom) is a colloquialism used for the error screen displayed by some operating systems, most notably Microsoft Windows, after encountering a critical system error which can cause the system to shut down to prevent damage. According to Microsoft, bluescreens on NT-based Windows systems are usually caused by poorly-written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware. [from WIKIPedia] …
This time Apple did not come out with a funny or content that really represent the REALITY. Don’t be fool, this is now just pure advertising (no pc is existing without viruses, big screens and crashes). Come on Apple, your ads were funny in the past …
Now the funny question! :-) Is Google under attack by a BOTNET or is it just real users seeking for solution ??? Note: this is how I land to that page, it seems that other query lead to the same results, but randomly.. so it look like Google was under attack. After the jump, the original text Here is also the query that lead to this page …
And alter the user-agent of Firefox! Seems that Microsoft is considering now adding extensions to Firefox in order not to loose market share in the browser (a war is restarting?) I've notice on Sunday evening the install of a new (HIDDEN) Firefox add-on XP don&8217;t display this add-on so it CANT be removed easily using the add-on manager VISTA display the add-on &8220;Microsoft .Net Framework Assistant&8221; but uninstalling it in Firefox, restarting do not WORK Attention: you will encounter this …