- Chrome OS more open than Android
The Register discusses thoughts from the outside contributor responsible for the Chromium build, Hexxeh, who has some insights into Google’s web operating system project. Unlike Android which holds back source code until after releases and depends a fair portion of closed applications, the released version of Chrome OS is likely to be consistent with the sources available now. I suppose it begs the question of why the difference, the easiest answer being carriers and controlling mobile device makers versus the more open space of netbook and tablet makers that are undoubtedly more like traditional PC vendors.
- Tool to help expose what info you are sharing through Facebook
Mike Melanson at ReadWriteWeb points out what looks like a clever tool. One of the biggest problems with Facebook is the difficulty in parsing privacy settings into an accurate sense of what info you end up sharing. This tool squarely fills in that gap, well worth checking out to make sure you aren’t leaking anything more than you intend.
- Lessig calls on WIPO to lead copyright reform for digital world , IP Watch via Grok Law
- Firefox 4 beta 7 release set for this week, Linux and Open Source at ZDNet
- Study shows notices effective at defraying piracy of newspaper stories, ReadWriteWeb