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  • AMD Joins Intel’s MeeGo OS Effort
    By on November 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    angry tapir writes “In an effort to expand software compatibility for its upcoming Fusion chips, AMD has joined rival Intel’s efforts to develop the open-source MeeGo OS. AMD ‘will provide engineering expertise intended to help establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices,’ the company said in a blog post on its website.”

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  • Open Source Effort To Codify America’s “Operating System” Online
    By on October 17, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rubinstien writes “O’Reilly Radar is reporting on an effort to produce Law.gov, ‘America’s Operating System, Open Source.’ The group Public.Resource.Org seeks to ‘create a solid business plan, technical specs, and enabling legislation for the federal government to create Law.gov. [They] envision Law.gov as a distributed, open source, authenticated registry and repository of all primary legal materials in the United States.’ According to its new website, (more…)

  • Can a Grassroots Effort Save Disappearing Bees?
    By on October 13, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Beekeepers Assn. of Southern California is 100 members strong. Beekeepers — backyard and/or commercial — cite media coverage of colony collapse disorder as the reason for burgeoning interest in local beekeeping. Will this surge in urban beekeeping beat back CCD or save California’s food supply?