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Open source incest: GPL forked by its coauthor

UpdatedOne of the principal authors of version 3 of the Gnu General Public License (GPL) has spun off his own version of the license without the participation of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), in a move that could ruffle feathers in the often-cantankerous free software community.
Neil McAllister, 07 Jul 2012
Brother MFC-J430W budget all-in-one inkjet printer

Ten budget inkjet printers

Product Round-upAs money continues to be tight, buying a new all-in-one often takes a back seat. However, if an old machine has died, or a son or daughter needs something to print coursework, you may be forced to flex a card. On the up side, you could be surprised at some of the bargains which are available in the inkjet market.
Simon Williams, 07 Jul 2012

Security firm in Tor Project 'mass surveillance' row responds

Cyberoam has responded to warnings that its security device open up traffic to inspection by third-parties.
John Leyden, 07 Jul 2012

'Maybe we'll just call them 'Surface-like devices'

QuotwThis was the week when a few patent skirmishes came to head as Samsung failed to get a stay on the bans Apple won on both the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the US. Meanwhile, in the UK, a judge ruled HTC had not infringed on four of Apple's patents – and added that three of them were invalid anyway. Oh, and Apple emptied its pockets of loose change to pay Proview a paltry (in fruity firm terms) $60m for the trademark to the name IPAD.
Brid-Aine Parnell, 07 Jul 2012

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