- Action alert to thank Senator Wyden for opposing COICA
As EFF explains, the senator from Oregon placed a hold on the bill over concerns about its too broad powers, blending into the realm of censorship. The bill is unlikely to pass this session of Congress though undoubtedly its supporters will continue to try to get it pushed through.
- Apache Software Foundation loses Java Community Process vote to Oracle
According to The Register, at issue was the previously announced pair of roadmaps for Java versions 7 and 8. Google and the ASF opposed the vote but lost to a three-quarters majority. The article speculates Apache may withdraw support for Java altogether. It certainly casts a pall over the language and platform outside of large, enterprise endeavors, Oracle’s traditionally stalking grounds.
- Australian outback could receive Internet over TV spectrum, Slashdot
- Suggesting term limits for the US Copyright Office, Ars Technica
- DRM on Google ebooks already broken, via Hacker News