TCLP 2009-12-20 News

This is news cast 201, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

This week’s only security alerts is development of a counter tool to a forensics suite, COFEE, that Micrsoft offers but was leaked and the announcement to that counter tool, DECAF, was just a stunt.

In this week’s news an investigation into Monsanto’s predatory patent licensing practices brought to my attention via Glyn Moody’s comparison of the agri-giant to Microsoft, the latest developments with the Australian plan to filter net access including analysis of the test results they are claiming as a success, composeable icons for free software and open source licenses, and the first draft of the FCC’s broadband plan.

Following up this week just the news that the three strikes plan has returned in New Zealand despite its fundamental flaws.


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One Reply to “TCLP 2009-12-20 News”

  1. Thanks for bringing the badging FSFE post to my awareness. I noted on their blog that they got Perl’s Artistic License backwards, lumping it in with “Author retains rights that no contributor can have” licenses like the GPL, rather than “Author gives all his rights to any willing contributor” licenses like the BSD/MIT/Apache family. While there are a few minor restrictions in the Artistic License (namely, that you cannot modify a distribution without making it clear that you are distributing a modified copy), it’s very close to the BSD license. Hopefully, they’ll correct alignment before you read this. 🙂

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