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Tuesday, 18 November 2003

SCO

What?

From eWeek:

In addition, Lindon, Utah-based SCO announced that it will broaden its code copyright fight beyond IBM. In a press release, SCO stated that it is now including "copyrighted code included in the 1994 settlement between Unix Systems Laboratories, Inc. and Berkeley Software Design, Inc. in the expanded scope protection of and defense against unauthorized use and exploitation of SCO's intellectual property. SCO acquired this code and associated copyrights in 1995 from Novell." This means that SCO is opening the gates to possibly take action against the open-source organizations behind such BSD-based operating systems as FreeBSD, NetBSD andOpenBSD. In addition, since Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X is based on BSD Unix, Apple too could be targeted. [more]

From SCO:

As part of the expanded scope, the firm has been engaged to support SCO regarding issues relating to copyrighted UNIX code incorporated into Linux without authorization or appropriate copyright notices. Code that has been identified includes Unix System V code as well as copyrighted code included in the 1994 settlement between Unix Systems Laboratories, Inc. and Berkeley Software Design, Inc. SCO acquired this code and associated copyrights in 1995 from Novell. [more]

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Visual C# Data Structures

At MSDN, an introduction to data structures:

This article kicks off a six-part series that focuses on important data structures and their use in application development. We'll examine both built-in data structures present in the .NET Framework, as well as essential data structures we'll have to build ourselves. This first installment focuses on defining what data structures are, how the efficiency of data structures is analyzed, and why this analysis is important. In this article, we'll also examine the Array and ArrayList, two of the most commonly used data structures present in the .NET Framework. [more]

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RSS 2.0 Authoring

pReSS RSS 2.0 authoring app for OS X:

pReSS is the only authoring tool that implements the complete RSS 2.0 specification allowing you to extend the feeds created by RSS as you see fit.
pReSS enables you to load your current RSS 2.0 news feeds or create them from scratch with ease allowing easy access to ALL RSS 2.0 features. [more]

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Monday, 17 November 2003

General Magic and Magic Cap

I remember thinking Magic Cap was amazing when I first heard of it. I still think it was pretty cool. These screenshots are a welcome bout of nostalgia [via Muxway].

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Sunday, 16 November 2003

Welfare State

Via the NYT: 43 million!

Mr. Thornton is one of more than 43 million people in the United States who lack health insurance, and their numbers are rapidly increasing because of ever soaring cost and job losses. Many states, including Texas, are also cutting back on subsidies for health care, further increasing the number of people with no coverage.
The majority of the uninsured are neither poor by official standards nor unemployed. They are accountants like Mr. Thornton, employees of small businesses, civil servants, single working mothers and those working part time or on contract. [more]

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