2002 July 19 Links [8:58 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-07-19 15:24:38)
Another late start on the day, so this entry is probably going to change substantially over the day.
Robert Cringely’s column this week concludes that Microsoft is too incompetent, and too threatened by Linux, to really pursue Palladium. The Register picks up a Newsforge report on the DRM workshop; and the writer also posted an opinion piece there.
New stuff on the Peruvian open source legislation. And the first of the radio-paired webcasters goes off the "air."
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- Robert Cringely points out some serious inconsistencies in the current Palladium concept, leading him to guess that Microsoft won’t do any better with Palladium than they did with Windows 1.0, Bob, etc. Maybe so, but now that the meme has been created, I’m not sure that the copyright lobby will let it die.
- There’s a Jon Lasser article at SecurityFocus that points out that "Linux on a leash" will be the best one can hope for on Palladium hardware - Slashdot discusses this article in conjunction with Bill G’s recent spam.
- The Register has an article picked up from Newsforge on the DRM workshop. The author also has posted an opinion piece as a followup.
- Joanna Glaser has a little more on the JPEG patent issue at Wired.com
- The Register picks up on (and discusses the implications of) the ElcomSoft posting of vulnerabilities in another piece of Adobe software.
- While prepping for my curent Rotisserie round for ILaw, I came across a series of comments at Advogato on the current status of the Peruvian legislation that could mandate open source in government offices.
- CNet reports that a webcasting pioneer has gone off the air (ZDNet link). Dan Gillmor has a measured response <G> - and Wharton asks a few questions.