- Ubuntu web site launched to encourage developers
The H Open has news of a site launched by Canonical to support both new developers and those existing working on Linux for the first time, both specifically for the Ubuntu Linux distribution. I know there are those critical of some of Canonical’s agenda but I think their focus on supporting development, especially what they’ve termed opportunistic development, is worthwhile.
- Cloaklet, zero-knowledge private messaging and file transfer system
Cory at BoingBoing links to what could prove to be an interesting tool for the privacy conscious and those looking to access knowledge and communicate despite censorious regimes. Cory correctly points out that the sources will need scrutiny from those in the security field to determine whether the ambitious claims are justified. For now, despite the claimed similarities to anonymous remailers, to use Cloaklet you need to connect to the servers they provide. Being able to stand up independent servers will also be a strong proof of how secure and private the system truly is.
- Developers upload their own game to The Pirate Bay, find doing so increases sales, Ubuntu Vibes via Slashdot
- 9 MIT Media Lab ideas that are changing lives, or soon will, The Atlantic
- Tablet-ready version of Firefox for Android released, Webmonkey at Wired
- A moral argument for hard science fiction, Tor.com