- Mozilla spins up early adopter release channel for Firefox
Ryan Paul at Ars Technica has a good explanation of how Aurora fits into Mozilla’s shift to a rolling release model for Firefox. Intended to be more stable than the nightly builds, Aurora will release about every six weeks, hopefully broadening the pool of early adopters and allowing for functional, real world test much further in advance than beta releases usually allow. I followed in Paul’s footsteps, installing Aurorar alongside Firefox 4 and look forward to seeing new features show up much more quickly as a consequence without the added risk of having to live with any critical breakages.
- Safari will get support for “Do Not Track” header
The H Security has news that Apple’s browser will following Mozilla’s example in adding support for a browser header inspired by a privacy report released by the FTC. The updated is scheduled for the next major release of OS X, Lion. Greater commonality across browsers just might make this header, essentially a technologically grounded propriety, more meaningful. Past such efforts have stalled due to lack of consistent adoption so while DNT isn’t past that hurdle, it is one step closer.
- Third Humble Bundle released with pay-what-you-want model, support for charity
Cory at BoingBoing links to the announcement of the latest bundle of games from Wolfire. This time out while they are still offering the pay-what-you-want and setting aside a portion for charity options, the games selected are all from a single publisher, Frozenbyte. The success of past bundles and the continuing release of these DRM-free and cross platform offerings is incredibly heartening that this is not an anomaly but is rather a way of supporting game development that has some legs.
- North Carolina cities mobilize against anti-muni broadband bill
- New Zealand passes anti-piracy bill bearing larger penalties for infringers, Ars Technica
- DRM accused of sending personal data to help with licensing shakedown, Techdirt
- YouTube sentences repeat offenders to take an online class, Bits at The New York Times