Daily links for 03/02/2010
New York State Trout Season Opens April 1 – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
“Trout season opens April 1 in New York State, and anglers can again look forward to a great year of fishing, thanks to the natural diversity of angling opportunities within New York and management of the state’s fisheries by DEC.”
How Sun’s need to control the code cost them the company | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com
“Real Free Software projects like Linux completely give up centralized control and ownership, in favor of a decentralized model that means contributors keep ownership and see direct benefits to participation, with no one party being able to take advantage over others.”
Twitter Drops MySQL For Cassandra — Cloud databases — InformationWeek
“Guess what? Cassandra is going to tweet. The open source Cassandra data management system is going to replace the MySQL database system at Twitter, the latest of several MySQL replacements at social networking sites, according to Ryan King, a software engineer at Twitter.”
Release Notes/Second Life Beta Viewer/2.0 – Second Life Wiki
“Thank you for downloading the Beta release of Viewer 2, the next generation Second Life viewer that combines an easy browser-like experience with complete shared media capabilities. This new viewer is designed with the average resident in mind, so it has nearly all the capabilities currently available in Viewer 1.23, but it’s been reorganized into a friendlier and more intuitive user experience. This guide is designed to help you quickly reorient yourself to the new viewer and allow you to take full advantage of the new features available exclusively in Viewer 2 – in particular, Second Life Shared Media and the new enhanced Second Life Search.
On this page you’ll find highlights of many of Viewer 2’s basic features, but there’s much more to learn for Second Life content creators, developers, and other power users.”
451 CAOS Theory » Dual of denial – on the success and failure of dual licensing
“Where we do see dual licensing used, it is more often in enabling users that are unwilling or unable to use the GNU GPL to make use of the underlying code. In that way, dual licensing can be used to serve two different user groups, rather than attempting to cross- or up-sell open source users with a commercial version.”
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