Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Microsoft-SCO link is unproven [CNET News.com]

This is a letter to the editor from one Dan Haught, who leaves an interesting trail on Google.  I am interested in both sides of the story here, but it would be useful if a proponet of MS identified himself more directly.  That MS has launched many a FUD campaign against linux is a matter of history, and there really doesn't seem any reason for MS to license SCO Unix other than to fuel yet another such campaign.

2:18:30 PM    comment []  

Legal Information Institute @ Cornell Adds RSS Feeds to its Supreme Court Collection.

Tom Bruce, co-director of LII, made the following announcement on the teknoids mailing list just a short time ago:

As part of some extensive (and ongoing) renovation of our Supreme Court collection, we've added RSS feeds that offer summaries of recent decisions.  There are two:
Actually the less-useful of the two feeds, this one takes in decisions handed down "today" (that is, in the midnight-to-midnight period we're currently in).  It's empty much of the time, but is intended as the basis for a notification system.
This offers recent decisions of the Court.  "Recent" is defined somewhat differently depending on whether the Court is in session or not; this may sound a little complex, but it amounts to what most people would expect anyway.  During the period from July 1 (when the Court goes away for the summer) until the first decision is handed down in the new fall term (after October 1), the feed shows the decisions from the previous June.  At all other times -- that is, when the Court is sitting -- it shows any decisions from the 30 days just past.  Given past patterns of behavior by the Court, I am guessing that this may result in a few spots during the late Fall and in early January when the feed is empty, but perhaps not.
Both feeds are updated within minutes of decisions being handed down by the Court.
If somebody would be so good as to cross-post this to LawLib and anywhere else you can think of, I'd be grateful.

12:36:43 PM    comment []  

Fedora Digital Object Repository 1.0 The Fedora software is based on an architecture known as FEDORA (Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture). The software takes advantage of distributed (or local) Web services, and makes representations of objects (called disseminations) available via HTTP. It is particularly good at handling complex digital objects where source datastreams and behaviors are distributed. There are two binary distributions (server and client), and a source distribution (including all libraries and source code needed to build any distribution). [freshmeat.net]

Note: How does this compare to D-Space and Leda?

10:56:57 AM    comment []