I'm on the hunt for reputation/certification systems, a la advogato/mod_virgule, slashdot, and kuro5hin. I found a simple alternet story, too. And someone somewhere mentioned Aura, which I have yet to read about.
I'm particularly interested in hearing about persistent rep/cert systems that (in your opinion) tend to accurately reflect people's rep. In other words I'd like to find out about ones you find effective ;). I'm most interested in hearing about communities with a small core, not too much turnover in that core, but a lot of "fringe participators".
E-mail me, please! I'll summarise and acknowledge, yada yada. TIA!
PostgreSQL and IBM's patent application for ARC
Haven't seen this show up anywhere else yet; it's a GeneralBits discussion of the patent issues surrounding the "Adaptive Replacement Cache". The ARC algorithm is in PostgreSQL 8.0, but IBM has applied for a patent. What to do? Read on...