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Being free, but confused.. Joe GregorioI took the GNU GPL and LGPL Licensing Quiz and only got 4 out of 9 correct. I don’t know if this quiz is such a great idea, after doing so poorly on the test and reading my mis-interpretations of the licenses I’m pretty leary of using the GPL or LGPL for any project. [Found via diveintomark] [Sam Ruby]

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Computer Programmers Rally for Bill. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Comparing their cause to America’s fight for independence from England, computer programmers rallied Thursday to support a proposal that would require the state of California to purchase more open-source software. By The Associated Press. [New York Times: Technology]

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Judge Delays Order to Identify Detainees Until Appeals Ruling. WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 — Two weeks after a federal judge ordered the Justice Department to reveal the names of hundreds of people detained in the investigation of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the same judge ruled today that the names did not have to be made public immediately. By Philip Shenon. [New York Times: Politics]

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Top Republicans Break With Bush on Iraq Strategy. Senior Republicans have begun disagreeing with President Bush over the high-profile planning for war with Iraq, saying that no need has been proven. By Todd S. Purdum and Patrick E. Tyler. [New York Times: Politics]

You Know Thoose Send Error Report Popups That One Gets On Windows Xp When An Application Crashes Or Hangs The People Who Mak

You know thoose “Send Error Report” pop-ups that one gets on windows xp when an application crashes or hangs? The people who make the prorgams that crash can get thier Crash Data now.

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Speech by the Honorable Howard L. Berman to the Computer and Communications Industry Association Regarding Solutions to Peer to Peer Piracy [lnk.to]

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MS soft-pedals SSL hole. Hardly a problem, the way they tell it. [The Register]

The way the vuln was trumped up in the media, anyone on the internet could get you. The reality is that it’s not so simple and the point of responsible reporting still rings true. In the end however,  I’d still would like to see issues get solved much faster at Microsoft,