In 2008, Apple announced that we would see ZFS as part of Snow Leopard Server, but a year later our copies are shipping with ZFS nowhere to be found. What went wrong? And will we ever get ZFS?
Dedicated graphics cards from ATI and Nvidia used to be critical just for gamers and pros, but now they do a lot more than make splattered guts look good. Like make video transcoding really fast.
Asus has apparently altered the underlying Linux kernel in their new and popular eeePC. As per the Linux General Public License, they are required to provide the necessary source code for any such modifications. Guess what? They forgot to distribute the code.
Thanks to the fact that Archos used GPL and LGPL code in constructing their firmware for the Archos 604 and 604 Wi-Fi devices, they're forced to release just about the source code for said firmware into the public domain. What does this mean to the average Archos 604 user? Not a whole lot, at least right now. The code…
In creating their iPhone, apparently Cisco modified software owned by the public, but didn't publish their modifications as required by GPL licensing standards. This from the GPL Violations Project: