Who gets to make money off WordPress?
Dust-up brewing in the world of WordPress as theme author Chris Pearson
head honcho Matt Mullenweg
battle out the question: Is a theme a 'derivative work'? [more inside]
To work around the proprietary whims of digital audio software developers and laptop processor limitations during the mid- and late-1990s, a small band of technically-minded people, including the electronic musician Blitter
, pulled together in the late 1990s to engineer the open-source OPEN DSP
EZ-Kit platform, a 16-bit computer designed entirely with a focus on low cost and extensible control and DSP arithmetic capabilities. While this project and similar commercial offerings
never seemed to gain the critical mass needed to sustain long-term interest, perhaps the new Arduino hardware
project from MIT's Processing hardware group
may gain a foothold with Processing
and Pure Data
audio software hobbyists and artists alike, allowing the creative community to extend, enhance and share inventive uses of new technology. Arduino's use has already begun
in fascinating museum installations
around the world, and has become a part of this year's SONAR
and Ars Electronica
Think tanks attack Open Source
"The Alexis de Tocqueville Institute’s attack on Linux
is just the latest in a series of attacks on Open Source by think tanks.....
I was able to detect a common theme to all their criticism. They all seem to be funded by Microsoft. "
Build your own Howard Dean website!
The Dean campaign has released web site "kits" under the GNU GPL and based on the Drupal
codebase, which allow web-based communities to quickly and easily build their own sites to support Dean's campaign. Last night, he held a conference call
with over 3,500 "house parties" and individuals to spread the word. If Dean gets the nomination, he'll have technology to thank for it.
(yeah, via slashdot.)
Take your hands off the GPL and back away from the keyboard...
New twist in the SCO vs. IBM and the rest of the known computing universe: it appears SCO's primary argument in their case will in fact be that the GPL
is invalid, trumped by US federal copyright law. (Quote redirect from via Inquirer
from Wall Street Journal
). And apparently, I'm not alone
in beginning to think there's merit to the "Microsoft's behind all this!" conspiracy theories, since these "coincidences" are really starting to pile up...
Let's stop wasting US$ 78 billion a year.
Is software development really this inefficient? Aside from the main theme, there is also an interesting statement from a CIO towards the end of the article. "Those folks [involved in the open-source movement] are very knowledgeable, very good at what they do, and they're producing really great code," [...]
Political software licences?
prevents commercial use. Should it also try to enforce human rights?