K.C. Jones

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posted in January 2006

Awards Honor Best Of Blogs

Drum roll, please: The "Bloggies" has announced its 151 finalists in categories including the Middle East, food, and hobbies. Voting ends tonight.

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Linux Kernel Developer Says No To GPL 3

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is not supporting the new version of the General Public License. He's objected to a new proposal that would require people to make previously private keys available, calling the idea "insane."

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Lawmakers Push Technology For Mine Workers' Safety

In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin introduced legislation to mandate electronic tracking and other improvements. Meanwhile, industry leaders announced the formation of an independent national commission to study new technologies and policies for improving mining safety.

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Open-Source License Debate Kicks Off

With the draft of version 3 of the General Public License comes many questions. Among them, one vendor says, is whether end users using a Web-based application have the right to share and modify software licensed under GPL.

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iPod Lessons For Newbies

A London department store is charging money for lessons on how to store and play music on the popular devices. Meanwhile, Apple provides instructions for free.

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CA To Acquire Automation Company

The deal for Control-F1 Corp. is part of CA's larger plan to increase focus on enterprise IT management with products that provide unification, self-healing, and cost reduction.

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Chinese President Details Big Tech Push

In addition to providing training and incentives for home-grown, world-class scientists, Hu Jintao said China will bring in more outside talent, including recruiting nationals who have left the country.

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