Please welcome the newest addition to tuxmachines' Favorite websites list: StandyWorld.org StandyWorld.org is devoted to furthering the cause and case for Open Standards (ODF). They are just getting started but already it seems very interesting. I'm sure they'd appreciate any link submissions on the subject and even welcome authors or bloggers sharing their content. Please visit StandyWorld.org often to keep apprised of the developments in ODF, Microsoft cases etc.
In a modest victory for broadband providers, a highly anticipated bill in the U.S. Congress does not include specific rules saying that some Internet sites must not be favored over others.
As part of an ongoing site re-architecture to optimize the user experience, SourceForge.net has further enhanced its site design to improve both the functionality and usability. Since deployment of the first phase of site enhancements on last November, SourceForge.net monthly traffic and downloads have increased 13% and 10%, respectively.
Due to the current bandwidth limit of 10 GB/mo, as you might have noticed, the Béranger plays GNOME with SuSE site is temporarily blocked/suspended, probably until 04/01.
Temporarily, the updated contents can be accessed on my personal PC: http://18.104.22.168/beranger/index.php
World of Warcraft is experiencing lengthy downtime, and blaming its service provider for the outages. The virtual world, which now has more than 6 million users, also announced emergency maintenance outages overnight on a large number of game servers (known as "realms").
Here's a question: should the decision to build the Net to maximum capacity--the broadest we can make broadband--be based on whether or not today's carriers can think of a way to pay back the cost of building it?
While we're answering that, let's ask if the Net should be private at all. Are the rivers and seas private? How about the Interstate Highway System?
The Chicago Tribune says it has compiled a list of 2,653 CIA employees, just by searching the internet. The newspaper said it gathered the information from online services that compile public data, that any fee-paying subscriber can access.
The People's Republic of China may be preparing to develop its own version of the Internet. The official Chinese People's Daily reports that the Ministry of Information Industry has made changes to the domain name system to introduce its own versions of the .com and .cn and .net top level domains (tld).