Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

Daily Archives / Saturday, September 10, 2011

  • Sep 10 / 2011
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Government of India Promotes FLOSS

In the interests of open e-government, India has widely adopted GNU/Linux in governmental organizations from the legislators to the schools. A recent draft of policy formally gives preference to FLOSS. This has been a long process over the last decade. India has lots of divides and has no need of a digital divide so standardizing on FLOSS works for them.

see Public Software Centre

They are running Debian GNU/Linux, my favourite distro.
nmap -A -T4

Starting Nmap 5.00 ( ) at 2011-09-10 06:18 CDT
Interesting ports on (
Not shown: 986 closed ports

80/tcp open http Apache httpd 2.2.16 ((Debian))
|_ html-title: Public Software Centre | Public software for public institutions

Want a chuckle? The Ministry for IT mentions Linux 15 times in its review of budgetary effectiveness but that other OS only once in regards to security…

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M$ Asked US Government to Push for Inefficient IT for the World

It is perfectly reasonable for a business to ask for a government to encourage exports, build international trade links and the like but M$ asked the US government to encourage the adoption of TWO file formats globally. This, while the world is hunting down duplicate files on storage systems, is criminal, asking for governmental support of waste.

The snippet below is from Cablegate, leaked US government documents…
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  • Sep 10 / 2011
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Germany: Apple Snows the Judge Again

A judge has decided that the smooth, shiny surfaces of the iPad were copied by Samsung…

I am not kidding. This shows you can always find a sucker. The judge should have visited any retail store. Smooth and shiny is standard since mass-production of consumer devices. I used to work in a tractor factory. We made those smooth and shiny. I once had a shift on the grinder…

Samsung will appeal and if there is any justice will win. I hope the judge in question gets smacked. The judge did not even bother to compare a real iPad with a real Galaxy Tab.

see Galaxy Tab remains illegal in Germany