- A tool for making Linux programs portable
This project, CDE, to which Slashdot links goes well beyond application bundles on OS X or similar efforts in distros like GoboLinux. Sacrificing disk space, this tool packages everything a program needs except for the kernel so it doesn’t need to rely on anything being pre-installed on a target box. The target is scientific computing, specifically in managed environments like the cloud. Could have interesting applications for everyday use, too, no doubt.
- National opt-out day against virtual strip seaches
Slashdot is one of many sites carrying this story about activists trying to organize a protest on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Little has proven effective against the abuses and nonsensical practices of the TSA so I’m curious to see if this makes any difference. I dread planned Holiday travel next month as I’ll have my family in tow and don’t want to distress my children by standing up to the TSA over this BS.
- Wikipedia could block millions of Verizon customers
Hey! I’m a Verizon customer! According to Slashdot, the collateral damage may be incurred if Verizon continues to fail to cooperate Wikipedia on dealing with a single vandal amongst their customer base. Blocking Verizon is a nuclear option, hopefully it won’t come to pissing off a huge fraction of the encyclopedia’s readers and contributors.
- Eucalyptus in talks with Open Stack, could net greater open cloud compatibility, ReadWriteWeb
- Bletchley Park to try to raise funds to bid for Turing’s papers at auction, Slashdot
- Fedora to eventually move from X.org to Wayland too, OSnews, via Hacker News
- Google white paper relating online censorship with trade actions, Google