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2 Feb 2002 (updated 30 Mar 2002 at 06:01 UTC) »

the Federation of American Scientists have an excellent site... originally named the Federation of Atomic Scientists, it was founded by members of the Manhattan Project, each of whom came to regret &/or lament their participation

31 Jan 2002 (updated 31 Jan 2002 at 05:00 UTC) »

trying to run Qt- embedded on an AMD machine with a Jaton Trident 87 AGP 3D graphics card... X- Windows crashes when I resize windows for any app, with every distro and version of GNOME and KDE I've used on it - I think it's due to the graphics card chipset or driver.

PicoGUI looks good, and anygui, too (thanks, tod)

think that the Business Software Alliance recommends freely or openly licensed alternatives?

or just another proprietary software enforcement agency like SPA - fascism to combat the socialist position of free software

BSA stands for Boy Scouts of America, but those folks have no courage or honor

interesting article regarding Borland licenses

according to Freshmeat their relational database, InterBase, is licensed with the Mozilla Public License - but now Borland has their own very lengthy license detailing commercial use, intellectual property, etc.

intellectual property does NOT exist - there is no such thing, it's a misnomer... even Thomas Jefferson understood that you can't own an idea, and he "owned" people. it's not truly possible to own anything, but at least it's a semi-applicable paradigm when considering physical items. land, I think, will be one of the first major physical goods to go from being "owned" to being a responsibility which if not lived up to can be revoked by ones peers - that is if our current attempt at societal consciousness works... otherwise it's back to the dark ages, and local societies will continue to operate under their own theories of ownership.

27 Nov 2001 (updated 28 Nov 2001 at 09:34 UTC) »

observation: current ratings favor software development, rather than free software advocacy, with a bit of our everyone-knows-that-meme culture thrown in for extra bitterness.

I'd like to experiment with more categories/subjects; use trust metrics in conjunction with ontologies. I think I'll make a ZOPE product with pymmetry to add persistence and distributed services over http.

26 Nov 2001 (updated 27 Nov 2001 at 01:22 UTC) »

evil runs scared, but it can never escape

fortunately the real battle is not in the physical plane, but unfortunately we don't seem to be in strong enough agreement as a whole to realize that and act upon it

if society and cultures are to converge with any benefit, greater self-awareness is necessary

turns out Jabber::RPC::HTTPgate isn't for xml-rpc access to Jabber, but carrying xml-rpc data between Jabber servers, piggy-backing on the Jabber protocol

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