Archives Oct. 8, 2009

Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation

Microsoft recently announced the creation of the Codeplex Foundation. What does it mean for free software?

Free Software Foundation president Richard Stallman responds:

Original article at http://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/microsoft-codeplex-foundation

Lest CodePlex Perplex

by Richard M. Stallman President

Many in our community are suspicious of the CodePlex Foundation. With its board of directors dominated by Microsoft employees and ex-employees, plus apologist Miguel de Icaza, there is plenty of reason to be wary of the organization. But that doesn't prove its actions will be bad.

Someday we will be able to judge the organization by its actions ...

— Andrew


Australian Police recommend Linux for Internet banking

Australian Police are now recommending that Windows users keep a clean dual boot Linux image for secure Internet banking:

Cybercrime expert endorses Linux, iPhone when banking online.

Consumers wanting to safely connect to their internet banking service should use Linux or the Apple iPhone, according to a detective inspector from the NSW Police, who was giving evidence on behalf of the NSW Government at the public hearing into Cybercrime today in Sydney.

Read more http://www.itnews.com.au/News/157767,nsw-police-dont-use-windows-for-internet-banking.aspx

— Andrew


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