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International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability - ExtremeTech

By on May 9, 2013 at 9:21 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The United Space Alliance, which …

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DRM In HTML5 — Better Than the Alternative?

Underholdning writes <i>"DRM is coming to HTML5. The W3C published a working draft yesterday of the framework that will support the use of DRM-protected</i> …

Free software advocacy internships: Apply by May 15th — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software

The Free Software Foundation is looking for a summer intern to work with the campaigns team to promote and defend free software. As an intern, you'll …

Mozilla Starts Doling Out Phones To Developers With Brilliant HTML5 App Ideas

Just a week after rolling out the latest version of its Firefox OS simulator, Mozilla has announced that it’s offering a nifty new proposition to would-be FFOS developers. If you’ve got an idea for a killer HTML5 application and the technical chops (or at least the drive) to make it a reality, …

Debian + Openbox = CrunchBang Linux (Video) - Slashdot

"CrunchBang Linux is a Debian based distro with the Openbox window manager on top of it. So it is Debian under the hood with Openbox on the surface," …

Now You Can Fork U.S. Government Policy ... On GitHub

On Thursday, the White House released a set of tools and policy documents designed to open up the federal government's vast treasure trove of data to …

A Battle For Open Public Data In South Africa - Intellectual Property Watch

Cape Town, South Africa – Amid growing calls for the controversial Protection of State Information bill to be referred to the Constitutional Court of …

An Arduino-based robot for people who don’t know how to build robots | Ars Technica

"Sparki" ideal for teaching kids (or adults) how to program robots.<p>There are plenty of Arduino-based robots in the world, but actually building one …

Attack hitting Apache sites goes mainstream, hacks nginx, Lighttpd, too | Ars Technica

Linux/Cdorked backdoor exposes 100,000 Web visitors to potent Blackhole exploits.<p>Security researchers have uncovered an ongoing and widespread attack …

11 Arduino projects that require major hacking skills—or a bit of insanity | Ars Technica

Lawn care, Daleks, bug zappers prove the Arduino thrives as much as Raspberry Pi.<p>Raspberry Pi has received the lion's share of attention devoted to …

New Zealand bans software patents

New Zealand leads the way. "The government has announced a change to planned new patent rules today which has put an end to fears that computer …