Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dave Newman - Leaving .net

It is sad and it is true and this too...

"One of the biggest things I think is missing from .NET is a central place for developers to discuss and collaborate on open source projects. Codeplex proposed to do this and is where a lot of .NET developers look to collaborate, but the problem is it sucks in so many ways…"

- badgrs

How To Safely Store A Password

Found an interesting post about password storage in web app here...

And here is BCrypt.net...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Campaign - Save wild fish...

Ask before you buy:
only eat sustainable seafood.
Tell politicians:
respect the science, cut the fishing fleet.
Join the campaign:
for marine protected areas and responsible fishing.

http://endoftheline.com/

What Mono crew are cooking?

What Mono crew are cooking: http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2010/Dec-09-1.html

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sad news for OpenSource - The ASF Resigns From the JCP Executive Committee

"The Apache Software Foundation concludes that that JCP is not an open specification process - that Java specifications are proprietary technology that must be licensed directly from the spec lead under whatever terms the spec lead chooses; that the commercial concerns of a single entity, Oracle, will continue to seriously interfere with and bias the transparent governance of the ecosystem; that it is impossible to distribute independent implementations of JSRs under open source licenses such that users are protected from IP litigation by expert group members or the spec lead; and finally, the EC is unwilling or unable to assert the basic power of their role in the JCP governance process.

In short, the EC and the Java Community Process are neither.

To that end, our representative has informed the JCP's Program Management Office of our resignation, effective immediately. As such, the ASF is removing all official representatives from any and all JSRs. In addition, we will refuse any renewal of our JCP membership and, of course, our EC position."

Read more here...