Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Free Linux Driver Development!
Yes, that's right, the Linux kernel community is offering all companies free Linux driver development. No longer do you have to suffer through all of the different examples in the Linux Device Driver Kit, or pick through the thousands of example drivers in the Linux kernel source tree trying to determine which one is the closest to what you need to do.
All that is needed is some kind of specification that describes how your device works, or the email address of an engineer that is willing to answer questions every once in a while. A few sample devices might be good to have so that debugging doesn't have to be done by email, but if necessary, that can be done.
Friday, January 19, 2007
The answer is to game the system. As part of this, the company has created (by itself, unlike Open Doc) a proposal for OOXML that is six thousand pages long, and then put it into the fast-track approval system with very minimal time for discussion and objection.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
The easiest way to guess a password isn't to guess it at all, but to exploit the inherent insecurity in the underlying operating system.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Here is another article about how bad this "standard" is. It contains quite a few examples that really shows why it is bad and that it will be very difficult for anyone but Microsoft to implement it. Here is a nice quote:
This is not a specification; this is a DNA sequence.
I admire Lawrence Lessig a lot - he has done a lot to make the world a better place. I just saw this video of one of his speeches and it is another great one. It is long, more than an hour, but it's very much worth watching.