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Stop the Internet Blacklist!

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fsf.org: S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), would create a blacklist of domain names that the government thinks are involved in copyright infringement, which the Attorney General can then add to with a court order.

It was 20 years ago today

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  • Web celebrates one of its 20th birthdays
  • 20 Years Ago, The Web’s Founders Ask for Funding

A tour of the redesigned Drupal.org

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Drupal
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  • A tour of the redesigned Drupal.org
  • The commercialization of a volunteer-driven Open Source project

RFC: A Preview Of The Phoronix Graphs With Iveland

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phoronix.com: Earlier this week I shared part of the vision that Matthew Tippett and I have for OpenBenchmarking.org (the next-generation version of Phoronix Global) and how it will change Linux benchmarking when launched with Phoronix Test Suite 3.0. One of the features of OpenBenchmarking.org / Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 "Iveland" is a major overhaul to the result graphs. Here's a preview.

The incredible growth of the Internet since 2000

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pingdom.com: It doesn’t feel like 2000 was all that long ago, does it? But on the Internet, a decade is a long time. Since then people have welled onto the Internet. You don’t actually realize how many more people are on the Internet now until you start comparing numbers.

New Ubuntu Support Site Debuts

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Just in time for the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) release, Stack Exchange has introduced a new website, called askubuntu.com, dedicated to Q&A for Ubuntu users, developers and partners. Here’s a look.

The Sheer Hypocrisy of Redmond's Stab at Internet Health

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Security
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linuxinsider.com: "Forcing every device to issue a 'health certificate' before being allowed to connect anywhere will restrict the OS market to corporate-backed players only," explained Montreal consultant Gerhard Mack. "No more Linux, *BSD or any experimental OS because they won't be able to generate the certificate."

The Fridge is Moving

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: This is exciting but also may take a few days to “unpack” all the boxes and work out the kinks. Please be patient with us and if find something that needs to be fixed please let the team know by:

Ubuntu emoticons

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Ubuntu

“Say hello to my little friends…” I’ve just completed a set of emoticons that more closely follow our visual identity to replace the defaults on the Canonical Design Blog.

Canonical announces Ubuntu One music streaming service

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical is preparing to augment its Ubuntu One cloud synchronization service with a new music streaming feature that will enable users to stream songs to their mobile phone from their Ubuntu One cloud storage account.

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