Sunday Link Selection on March 29
By webmink on Mar 29, 2009
I've finally reached home again after two weeks of travel in the US and Europe; here are a few links to celebrate.
- Waiting for the Barbarians by C. P. Cavafy
"Now what’s going to happen to us without barbarians? / Those people were a kind of solution."
- More Banking Stupidity: Phished by Visa
I completely agree with Ben here. The schemes both Visa and Mastercard are running are totally ridiculous, exposing their customers to extreme risk of phishing and leaving them with all the blame when it happens. The schemes are the perfect expression of the contempt with which the credit card industry views its victims (AKA customers).
- Did Red Hat lobby for, or against software patents in Europe?
Against. I was there & saw it.
- PETA Killed 95 Percent of Adoptable Pets in its Care During 2008
I'm sure PETA will torch the homes of the people who wrote this very carefully so as to avoid harming any pets.
- Security fears spark Linux drive in Iran
This has actually been going on for ages I believe, but underlines that, for governments, open source is about sovereignty, as the Brazilians have said for years.
- Internet Archive, Sun create 'living history' of Web
The Archive moves onto - and in to - Sun. It's an asset of enormous value to us all, I am pleased Sun is able to help it.
- 50 million
That's 50 million downloads of OpeneOffice.org 3 since it launched in October - amazing. The true number is probably double that, since this does not include package downloads within GNU/Linux distributions. Great way to celebrate Document Freedom Day!