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Privacy by Design: The 7 Foundational Principles

Privacy by Design is a concept I developed back in the 90’s, to address the ever-growing and systemic effects of Information and Communication Technologies, and of large-scale networked data systems. Privacy by Design advances the view that the future of privacy cannot be assured solely by compliance with regulatory frameworks; rather, privacy assurance must ideally become an organization’s default mode […]

January 4, 2010 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing
ALT Linux

ALT Linux

ALT Linux is an APT-ified, RPM-based distribution developed and maintained by the ALT Linux Team (ALT is recursive for ALT Linux Team). It was originally based on Mandrake (now Mandriva) Linux. There are two main development branches, “ALT Linux 5.0 Ark, a suite designed for making integrated solutions, and ALT Linux 5.0 School, a suite that is targeted at secondary […]

December 23, 2009 · 0 comments · Desktop & Server

The Anatomy of a Modern GPL Violation

I’ve been thinking the last few weeks about the evolution of the GPL violation. After ten years of being involved with GPL enforcement, it seems like a good time to think about how things have changed. Roughly, the typical GPL violation tracks almost directly the adoption and spread of Free Software. When I started finding GPL violations, it was in […]

December 16, 2009 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing
New issue of BSD Magazine in stores

New issue of BSD Magazine in stores

New issue of BSD Magazine, Infinity, Freedom, FreeBSD, is now in stores. Inside you will find: Keeping FreeBSD Up-To-Date: OS Essentials – An important system administration task, and a principle of running a defensible network, is keeping operating systems and applications up-to-date. Richard Bejtlich presents multiple ways to do that. Is NetBSD ready for a desktop? – In this article […]

December 15, 2009 · 0 comments · bsd news
Linux is top OS on supercomputers

Linux is top OS on supercomputers

Data compiled by top500 shows that Linux is the operating of choice on supercomputers. That’s good news. The table (image reproduced below) does not go into details like which distro is the most popular on these supercomputers, but that’s not important. What matters is that we’ve won that battle.

November 16, 2009 · 0 comments · linux news

simplicITy: A Linux-powered computer for the elderly

If you want to introduce a group of people to the Web, a group that’s never used a PC, and have never used the Internet, what route would you take? Sell them a Windows PC, or one powered by a Linux operating system? My guess is it would be a Linux PC, and that’s is exactly what discount.age and Wessex […]

November 11, 2009 · 0 comments · linux news