Category Archives: Politics

All posts that have something to do with politics in the broadest sense

Virtual Private Network (VPN) as a safety belt

While my daughter was working on a school project, she was looking for a fully searchable text of “Animal Farm” from George Orwell and found it on the Australian web site Project Gutenberg Australia. The offer was legal, but had she downloaded the text, she would have committed a serious crime, a copyright violation. Two […]

The Google Chrome phenomenon

I have heard of Google Chrome for the first time on September 1st. A comic strip about Chrome was leaked on the Internet. At that time, there was no software download available. Rumors soon followed about the early availability of a beta version and a Google press conference the next day. This press conference actually […]

Microsoft is terrified

Linux continues to penetrate their markets. Other Open Source projects do it on the Windows platform as well. It’s not the current situation but the trend that worries them. And they don’t seem to have a working strategy against it. Immediately after the recent Novell/Microsoft deal, that included a patent covenant, Steve Ballmer said something […]

Sun opens Java

Today, Sun Microsystems, Inc. has released key Java implementations under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It wouldn’t be true to say I was always confident, that this was going to happen eventually. But now it did happen indeed. It’s the right move by Sun. Beside many other points, it makes sure that the .NET […]