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Google announces ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge’, promises not to sue users and developers of open-source software unless sued first
In the midst of ongoing legal battles in the tech industry, there has arisen what some may consider to be a beacon of hope: ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge’. Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge (OPN) is an initiative recently announced by Google that has Google promising “we pledge not to sue any [...]Read More »
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is teaming up with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to create the country’s new ”open and standardised operating system.”
The new version of Ubuntu, which is codenamed Kylin, will be completely tailored for the local needs of Chinese citizens. Baidu maps will be [...]Read More »
App.net is slowly but surely becoming a success, and Dalton Caldwell is showing people that even though you are forking out some money, it is worth it for an ad free, API open source microblogging site.
The general public are mixed on their reactions to the website, which is like [...]Read More »
If you have been following Mozilla or Firefox closely, you might have already been familiar to the “Boot to Gecko” project by Mozilla. Mozilla has been working on a mobile operating system that is intended to be synonymous to complete freedom. As a result, Mozilla is now in the final [...]Read More »
Popular free image editing suite GIMP updated to version 2.8 with many long-awaited features: here’s what’s new
It’s been a long time coming. Users of the popular GIMP image manipulation program may know what I’m talking about: GIMP 2.8 has been released. It’s three years in the making, and it brings may oft-requested features to the table. Let’s take a look at some of the more important, [...]Read More »
We all have security software on our computers. Ideally those security software will protect us against malware but sometimes that doesn’t work so well; either the software don’t detect malware or they can’t properly remove it. If you suspect your computer is infected with malware and running scans with your [...]Read More »
Anyone that has used a laptop with a touchpad and external mouse knows using the same pointer speed (“sensitivity”) for both is not ideal. Unfortunately, Windows does not allow users to customize different speeds for touchpads and external mice. That is why AutoSensitivity was created.
What Is It
AutoSensitivity is [...]Read More »
gImageReader: Open source, Google-powered OCR (optical character recognition) program that actually works
Optical character recognition is one of a few types of technology meant to make our lives easier. The only problem is, to take advantage of this convenience, one typically has to shell out a lot of cash: Good OCR programs are bloody expensive. Luckily, Google is in the business of [...]Read More »