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Eat Your Heart Out King Arthur
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Eat Your Heart Out King Arthur

Made locally by D B Fletcher.  

Learning from LibreOffice
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Learning from LibreOffice

LibreOffice is built from a large legacy codebase that dates back over 20 years. It includes millions of lines of code, can be compiled for a wide range of platforms...

A Real Love Song
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A Real Love Song

For Valentine’s Day, here’s a song about real love. That’s Who Are We Fooling, by Brooke Fraser and Aqualung.  Amazon UK will give you £1 to buy any track if you...

US Hearing To Test Lemley Patents Proposal
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US Hearing To Test Lemley Patents Proposal

A rare en banc hearing of the US federal circuit court today will re-hear the arguments over a fiercely-fought software patent case, CLS Bank vs Alice Corp (the...

TDF Keeps Up The Pressure
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TDF Keeps Up The Pressure

The release of LibreOffice 4.0 continues the regular drumbeat of feature releases (coupled with maintaining a known-stable earlier version) that’s a signature strategy...

CDB: Not Dead Yet
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CDB: Not Dead Yet

The Communications Data Bill may have come under heavy fire in Parliament, but it’s not dead yet – and it’s already cost us a fortune even without becoming law....

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.0
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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.0

Reblogged from The Document Foundation Blog: The free office suite the community has been dreaming of for twelve years Berlin, February 7, 2013 - The Document Foundation...

Microsoft Now Ships GPL Code
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Microsoft Now Ships GPL Code

Visual Studio now includes GPLv2 code, derived from the libgit2 project. They are also collaborating with GitHub over the project. Did hell just freeze over? I...

Body As Instrument
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Body As Instrument

Fascinating video of Imogen Heap explaining her “gloves” – actually a set of instrumentation that detects body position and gestures and provides haptic and visual...

Open Source and App Stores
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Open Source and App Stores

Package management in Perl and Linux may have seeded their existence, but app stores have been hostile to open source and failed to pass on software freedom to...

FOSDEM Picks 2013
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FOSDEM Picks 2013

On ComputerWorldUK, I’ve posted my picks for FOSDEM. I didn’t mention that I’ll also be speaking (about OSI) at the end of Saturday afternoon in the Free Java DevRoom...

Thaw
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Thaw

Icicles, originally uploaded by webmink. The thaw in the Deep South is in full swing; even these icicles have dripped away from the office window now.

Governance Lessons from Vert.x
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Governance Lessons from Vert.x

The open discussion that the Vert.x community ended up having because of Tim Fox’s original announcement and the ripples it caused has produced fruit, in the shape...

Snowy Branches
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Snowy Branches

Snowy Branches, originally uploaded by webmink. Snow is something of a novelty where we live, despite being in England. The mildness that results from being on...

FOSS WYWO Week 2
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FOSS WYWO Week 2

My weekly FOSS link roundup on ComputerWorld UK for those not following me on Twitter.

About The Java Flaw
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About The Java Flaw

Finding the missing details of the zero-day exploit that made the US government tell people to disable Java in the browser was hard. There were plenty of people...

An Open Source Take-Over
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An Open Source Take-Over

By poaching the key developer from VMware, Red Hat has made a chess move derived from extensive experience of open source. It’s gained control over future development...

WYWOA
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WYWOA

(While You Were Out, Again) Today I have a roundup of the digital rights stories that caught my eye over the break, on ComputerWorldUK.

See You At FOSDEM?
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See You At FOSDEM?

I’ll once again be attending Europe’s most important open source developer event, FOSDEM, I’m honoured to have had two talks accepted this year. Both are on Saturday...

WYWO
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WYWO

I’m going to experiment with a new (to me) format in ComputerWorld; a “while you were out” round-up of the most interesting links I’ve tweeted in the last seven...
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