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2010 Free Software Awards – Special Acknowledgment goes to Adrian Hands

Quoted from FSF: Stallman and the awards committee also gave special acknowledgment to the work of Adrian Hands, who passed away on February 3rd of this year. Adrian suffered from ALS, and was unable to use a keyboard — but … Continue reading

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10 Cool Open Source Easter Eggs

From: 10 Cool Open Source Easter Eggs Amarok Super Cow to the Rescue! If I Give You an Easter Egg, Will You Go Away? Curse Words in The Linux Source Code Wanda! A Jolly Bunch Of Geeks! That Ain’t A … Continue reading

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Jonathan Schwartz 談論 Sun 併購 MySQL

Sun 總裁兼 CEO Jonathan Schwartz 說明以 10 億美元併購開放原始碼資料庫領導廠商 MySQL 的背景由來,並回答有關此併購對於 Sun、客戶之意義的關鍵問題。 Jonathan Schwartz’s Blog – In a Vortex

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Eee PC 違反 GPL 授權協定? 華碩忙澄清 加速補足原始碼公開作業 避免前進國際通路受阻

華碩首款低價採用 Linux 作業平台的 Eee PC,近期卻被國際 Linux 業界質疑違背 GPL(General Public License)開放原始碼精神,由於德商 Forntinet、台廠 D-Link 產品線都曾因 GPL 不當使用而大栽跟斗,這讓華碩 27 日火速澄清是場誤會,並加速補足原始碼公開作業,避免前進國際通路可能受阻的問題! 過去德商 Forntinet、台廠 D-Link 產品線皆曾在德國不當使用 GPL 授權後,並嘗試反擊,甚至質疑 GPL 不具有法律效力,但最終都被德國慕尼黑地方法院駁回,判定必須開放原始碼後才能出貨,這亦使得 GPL 授權力量變大。近期華碩 Eee PC 採用 Linux 平台,在全球造成熱賣,儘管華碩已在公司網站提供 1.8GB 原始碼,但仍被 Linux 網路社群挑出包含 Asus_ACPI 等硬體控制碼未全,躂伐聲浪一時間湧向國際市場。 華碩澄清指出,公司一向重視 GPL … Continue reading

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美金 10 元的 Linux 電話答錄機

Introduction This article describes how to build a Linux-based telephone answering machine using a low cost winmodem (softmodem) for the telephone interface. We describe how to install the drivers and libraries, and how to select and install the proper modem … Continue reading

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拿 unsigned integer 跟 0 做大小比較沒意義嗎?Linus Torvalds 不這麼認為…

有人要動 file system 底下的程式 fcntl.c,原因是要修掉一個 compiler 的 warning: pointless comparison of unsigned integer with zero。但有人說他以前就提出過,卻被 Linus 給回絕。於是這次提出的傢伙就不信邪地再 CC 去問 Linus … 但是 Linus Torvalds 卻還是認為有留下檢查的必要,底下是他的回覆: No, please don’t. The warning is sometimes useful, but when it comes to a construct … Continue reading

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