Anti-open source ‘whitepaper’ devastated
Roaring Penguin's David Skoll has written a fine rebuttal to the ADTI whitepaper. With his permission we're reproducing it whole and unedited:
Homer Simpson MP3 “banned” by Fox
Counter culture hero Paul Krassner - co-founder of the Yippies - has made available a recording of Homer Simpson that Fox refused to sanction. It features Dan Castellaneta, who plays Homer in Fox's The Simpsons introducing a live performance by Krassner. Although the introduction was penned by Castanella, Fox owns the rights and after hearing the entire CD refused permission for Homer's voice to appear, according to Krassner.
Palm OS 5.0 milestone more of a molehill
Although Palm's software chief David Nagel hit the right, very cautious note in interviews yesterday - as the company finally released final code for PalmOS 5.0 - the company still can't resist its bad habit of overselling itself.
It is quite normal for old concepts to be repackaged and reproduced as new ideas. For a long time, there has been a view that virtualisation is good because it provides a common platform for development. However, this is creating opportunities for others who can do clever things beneath that platform.
BT gets 802.11b rubber stamp
The government yesterday duly amended the Wireless Telegraphy Act, opening to flood-gates to commercial providers of public WLAN services on the 2.4GHz spectrum.
E-envoy envoy wows Internet World
The Internet World show kicked off in London today with as much va-va-voom as France's football flops.
Snoops a go-go: UK gov goes mad on privacy invasion
The UK government intends to implement sweeping extensions to the snooping powers of official bodies before its controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) even comes into force. RIPA was bludgeoned through Parliament two years ago in the face of heavy opposition, and is to come into force later this year.
PDAs cost loadsamoney
Gartner, the IT analyst firm, makes something of a speciality of estimating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of computer hardware for its corporate customers. You know the sort of stuff - the purchase price of a desktop PC is only 12 per cent of its TCO; it costs up to $150 to dispose a PC safely and legally etcetera.
Tele2 guarantees 99.9% broadband uptime
Tele2 is to guarantee broadband service levels for its business customers, the wireless broadband outfit confirmed today at the Internet World show in London.
Phone handsets get Nintendo-style games capabilities
In the past couple of weeks wireless technology developer TTPCom has been touring companies demonstrating one of the most intensely desirable mobile phone handsets - a silver and blue demo unit that you'll never be able to buy (not exactly, anyway), but that the company hopes will fire the imagination of handset manufacturers and help trigger the mobile phone games revolution.
People chipping company hit by class actions, FDA probe
The pseudo-cyborging activities of Applied Digital Solutions and Digital Angel have run into serious trouble in the shape of a comprehensive axing by WorldNetDaily, which publishes a special report on the subject today.
Football roolz at Internet World
As far as El Reg is concerned, two companies are head and shoulders above the rest at the Internet World show in London.