Important article from Tim Berners-Lee that needs to be brought to the attention of legislators globally. Key quote:
Given the many ways the Web is crucial to our lives and our work, disconnection is a form of deprivation of liberty. Looking back to the Magna Carta, we should perhaps now affirm: “No person or organization shall be deprived of the ability to connect to others without due process of law and the presumption of innocence.”
Looks like they plan to run SuSE as a business unit. The acquisition is partly facilitated by selling unidentified assets to Microsoft. Hopefully that won’t mean the UNIX copyrights, if SuSE is still a going concern – maybe it means WordPerfect, which would be a logical conclusion to the long-running legal fights between Microsoft and Novell.
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