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Blocking Site Finder at the DNS library level
By S11 or sirian, Section Diaries
Posted on Wed Sep 24th, 2003 at 14:20:15 GMT
It may seem like a strange update to the DNS libraries available, to make DNS requests return NXDOMAIN when they get the Site Finder IP address. But I feel this would be an excellent solution, even for technical reasons.

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SCO: a different point of view.
By alex, Section Diaries
Posted on Sun Aug 24th, 2003 at 10:00:14 GMT

Okay, there haven't been any diary entries for a little while. This one intends to stop that, and at the same time be interesting and controversial.

The ideas contained within here are - in many places - playing Devil's Advocate. However, mostly I'm not. This is a serious look at the claims that the SCO Group are making, reaching somewhat different conclusions than various other commentators. I would be interested in counter-points to the arguments made.

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Free (or at least open source) software gaining foothold in Brazil
By sjl, Section Diaries
Posted on Sun Jun 15th, 2003 at 11:06:52 GMT
It seems that there are more and more partial or complete switches from commercial software to free (or at least open source) software.

This time it might be happening, maybe even in near future, in Brazil, where government has approved the idea of migrating 80% of computers from Windows to Linux in government controlled computers.

Personally I think this is a very good thing. Probably this move will encourage (among other things) employment of local hackers and IT-professionals (it would be lovely to see these two amalgamate too) instead of people in the northern hemisphere.

The original article is available at Linux Today.

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Why I'm hacking dmd
By wolfgangj, Section Diaries
Posted on Sun Jun 8th, 2003 at 13:30:23 GMT
The Free Software project I am working on is dmd (I just release version -0.5). The dmd program is a ``Daemon managing Daemons'' (or maybe a ``Daemons-managing Daemon''?). In other words, it is a service manager, and it is entirely written in Guile Scheme, the extension language of the GNU project. It provides a replacement for the service-managing capabillities of System V Init (or any other init) with a both powerfull and beautiful dependency-based system including a convenient interface.

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Linux chosen (instead of M$) in München
By sjl, Section Diaries
Posted on Sat May 31st, 2003 at 08:05:19 GMT
It seems that City of München has chosen Linux for their computing platform after Microsoft dropped support for Windows NT (and offered, of course, XP-products instead).

You can find the original article (in Swedish) here.

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Tuesday October 14th
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Saturday October 4th
· Refuse to devide users!

Friday October 3rd
· We used it like Free Software

Wednesday September 24th
· Blocking Site Finder at the DNS library level

Sunday August 24th
· SCO: a different point of view.

Sunday June 15th
· Free (or at least open source) software gaining foothold in Brazil

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· Why I'm hacking dmd

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