Hackers Find Root Access to Android G1

Nov 06, 2008

Hackers of the XDA Forum found a simple hack to gain access to root privileges on the Android platform of G1 mobile phones.

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Ghostscript Files Suit Against US Election Machine Manufacturers

Nov 06, 2008

Artifex Software, the company behind Ghostscript, has filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary company (PES) of the electronic voting machine manufacturers Diebold due to alleged infringements in copyright.

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U.S. Courts: New Criteria for Software Patents

Nov 05, 2008

A current U.S. court case would make it harder for software patent trolls to file for dubious patents and make legal claims based on existing ones.

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Making Money With Free Software

Nov 05, 2008

A competition to design the new 5 euro commemorative coin, set by the Dutch Ministry of Finance, has been won by Stani Michiels, the Belgian artist and free software developer. His winning design, developed entirely with free software, has now been realized and is a legal coin in Holland.

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Stopgap: ClamAV 0.94.1 Fixes Errors

Nov 04, 2008

Free antivirus toolkit ClamAV released a stopgap version 0.94.1 to fix a number of bugs, but also to provide a new feature.

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GNU FDL Version 1.3 Improves Compatibility

Nov 04, 2008

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has released version 1.3 of its GNU Free Documentation License improving compatibility with certain Creative Commons licenses.

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Microsoft Works on PHP and Open Source

Oct 27, 2008

Microsoft Corporation has opened an Open Source Interop Technology Center near Munich, Germany that should promote open source software on Windows and improve the relationship of its products with the free software community.

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Ubuntu 8.10 Release Imminent

Oct 24, 2008

The pending release of Ubuntu 8.10 was announced by Steve Langasek last night. The Ubuntu team is confident the latest candidate, codenamed Intrepid Ibex, is stable enough to be used without risk.

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