With its purchase of the On2 video compression technology company having been completed on Wednesday February 16, 2010, Google now has the opportunity to make free video formats the standard, freeing the web from both Flash and the proprietary H.264 codec.
Comments are due on February 18th at 5pm Eastern time (extended from the original February 16th deadline).
Our campaign for computer user freedom, Windows 7 Sins, now has 6 language translations available with several more on the way.
OpenStreetMap and Sahana are two free software projects that are facilitating aid to Haiti.
The GNU Generation member of the month for December 2009 is Steven DuBois!
FSF volunteer and <a href="http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/Group:GNU_Generation">GNU Generation</a> member Osama Khalid just launched a great tool: <a href="http://tinyogg.com/">TinyOgg</a>. TinyOgg takes in a link to a Flash video (boo!) and spits out a link to an Ogg video (hooray!).</p>
The practice of selling license exceptions became a hot topic when I co-signed Knowledge Ecology International's letter warning that Oracle's purchase of MySQL (plus the rest of Sun) might not be good for MySQL.