Taodyne’s best wishes – Source code version

I have release the source code for the "Season's Greetings" from Taodyne. This can give you an idea of what XL can do today. In that video, which is rendered in real-time and in 3D, the XL program executes 60 times per second to synchronize the animations on the screen with the background movie. In … Continue reading Taodyne’s best wishes – Source code version

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The Good and Bad of DRM defense

Here is the right way to tell people about DRM and freedom. I'm sorry I can't embed it here, YouTube says "Embedding disabled by request" (who talks about DRM...) You should also read the EFF original story. Unfortunately, the freedom fighters are not always that good. Here is an entirely wrong way to attack the … Continue reading The Good and Bad of DRM defense

HP DE200C Digital Entertainment Center

I finally took some time to put back together my good old trusted HP DE200C Digital Entertainment Center, and I thought I would share the result: In my opinion, this is a good illustration of the kind of innovation open-source brings. The software stack is pure free and open-source software. That allowed me to add … Continue reading HP DE200C Digital Entertainment Center

Ars Technica analysis of piracy causes

Ars Technica discusses the 10 "inconvenient truths" posted by IFPI. I find their analysis pretty to the point: When it comes to disparaging those who favor a softer copyright policy, Ars has an inconvenient truth of our own to share with the music industry: these are the sort of tactics that only entrench consumer opposition. … Continue reading Ars Technica analysis of piracy causes

Stupidest reasoning of the year

According to this article, companies called MRT and BlueBeat are threatening various corporations (Apple, Microsoft, Adobe) for not using their Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) technology. Their reasoning, according to the article? MRT and Bluebeat said the failure to use an available copyright protection solution contravenes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which prohibits the manufacture of … Continue reading Stupidest reasoning of the year