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U.S. citizens: Please sign the Petition Against Software Patents.

During the weekend I built new Debian packages of gphoto2 beta3, GnoCam and gtkam. You can get them from http://www.ping.uio.no/~oka/debian/ and in upstream Debian as soon as my maintainer application is approved.

Tommorrow is the day for my first exam in formal logic.

"Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)" is mentioned in the these minutes from I3A/IT10 about implementing Picture Transfer Protocol over IP.

UPnP is a Microsoft-backed standard that enables the automatic discovery of devices on any particular network. Drivers and other discovery protocol information are located on the sensor/device itself.

Intel is working on a UPnP implementation for Linux under the BSD license.

Late breakfast.

Annett went with her parents today. We met Karl-Erik at the train station.

Took the subway to Forskningsparken and read mail for a couple of hours.

Børre Gaup has written Sami locale for glibc as part of the Skolelinux project.

Very PC and very cool.

Arrived in Manchester yesterday.

Staying in Cambridge Hall at Manchester Metropolitan University and attending the UKUUG Linux 2001 Conference.

18 Jun 2001 (updated 18 Jun 2001 at 19:17 UTC) »

At the end of the first day of the two-day European Union summit, armed police of Gotenborg city threw rocks and shot into a crowd of anti-globalization protesters. One person was seriously wounded in the stomach by Swedish police militia.

Today I joined a non-violent protest against the police shootings in Sweden, in front of the Swedish Embassy in Oslo, along with various other humans. For about 15 minutes, a large group of terror policemen was effectively blocking the road in front of us and behind us, leaving us no escape. That seemed like a provocation from the police ("Gotcha!"), but fortunately everyone just kept listening to the talks, ignoring the men, their bats, their white helmets and their grinning dogs.

Spotted Håkon Wium Lie, inventor of Cascading Style Sheets, among the protesters today.

The online version of the GNU C Library manual was updated yesterday.

4 Mar 2001 (updated 7 Mar 2001 at 10:46 UTC) »

Just filed the application for transfer to Civil Service. I'll end up serving 4 months extra duty for that, 16 months in total.

In Norway, where I currently live, there is conscription, as there is in half the nations of the world. It is demanded that you make yourself available for the military machinery of the state for 12 months and are willing to take the lives of others and jeopardize your own.

Update: 2 months extra for doing Civil Service, 14 months in total.

23 Feb 2001 (updated 23 Feb 2001 at 10:21 UTC) »

In Tim O'Reilly's response to Jim Allchin's comments on "open source" software development, he links to Ontario Swine Improvement Inc.:

I was disappointed, because Allchin's comments ignored all of the reasoning behind the widespread change from the term "free software" to the term "open source." (While there is a lot of overlap between the ideals of the free software movement and the open source movement, the two are not identical.)

I'm amused that O'Reilly makes open source look like swine.

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