Title: Bomba Kabisa
In this episode: No more Groklaw and no Ubuntu Edge. ZTE's Firefox phone sells out quickly on eBay, and the exFAT filesystem is now open source. And as usual, we also have discoveries, challenges, brains and a ballot!
What's in the show:
The wondeful open source software legal news site, GrokLaw, is to close. PJ's last post starts thus:
"The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too. There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum." New Zealand bans software patents. The Ubuntu Edge unfortunately misses its crowd funding target by a considerable margin. 990 ZTE Firefox phones were quickly sold out when they appeared on eBay in the UK and other countries. The exFAT filesystem has been open sourced by Samsung after a leak appeared on GitHub and a Linux Trojan dubbed 'Hand of Thief' has appeared in the wild.
- Discovery of the week:
- Android 4.3's 'Photo Sphere' in compass mode is rather good when used with your device's motion sensors. Spheres can be shared in Google+, apparently.
- Speak Your Brains:
Many thanks to Mark for sending over his question. Email email@example.com with your own suggestions/questions for next time.
- Challenge Us:
We attempt a great challenge sent to us by Rob Plenderleith. Thanks Rob!
- Open Ballot: Where will the free-software be in another twenty-two years?
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