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Friday, February 3, 2006

More on GPL v3 from Torvalds

Linus Torvalds made several more posts to the Linux Kernel Mailing List, further explaining the problems that he has with the forthcoming GPL v3. Once again, more good stuff. Here's a snip:

Notice how the current GPLv3 draft pretty clearly says that Red Hat would have to distribute their private keys so that anybody sign their own versions of the modules they recompile, in order to re-create their own versions of the signed binaries that Red Hat creates. That's INSANE.

Btw, what about signed RPM archives? How well do you think a secure auto-updater would work if it cannot trust digital signatures?

I think that Stallman and co. have their hearts in the right place by wanting to fight against DRM. Torvalds (and I too for that matter) isn't so sure it's the best way to go about it. Thanks Slashdot.

Sin Episodes Blog

Shawn Ketcherside, the lead game designer on SiN Episodes, updated his blog with some interesting info on the AI system they are using for enemies in Sin Episodes. Good stuff.

Thursday, February 2, 2006

New Google Toolbar Beta

Google has unleashed the Google 4 toolbar beta for you to try. I started playing with this briefly yesterday, and it looks REALLY cool. If you're already using the Toolbar on Windows and IE 6 or better, give it a try.

Firefox Released

The Firefox team has released version of the Firefox browser for immediate download. This release appears to be mainly minor bug fixes. You can get the full details here.

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