Sun releasing OpenSolaris technologies via open source | InfoWorld | News | 2005-06-13 | By Paul Krill
“OpenSolaris will run on Intel (Profile, Products, Articles) x86 and 64-bit AMD Opteron systems as well as on Sun’s Sparc hardware. Sun hopes to leverage the operating system by offering support packages. The company also is hopeful that seeding the market with OpenSolaris will boost demand for its portfolio of other products, Goguen said.“
When released, OpenSolaris will be available here.
BetaNews | MSN Blocks ‘Forbidden Speech’ in Blogs
“Following the lead of competitors Yahoo and Google, Microsoft has blocked the use of words such as “democracy” and “human rights” in some of its services for Chinese users – including its Spaces blogs. The move is likely to appease the Chinese government, which has strongly urged Web sites to self-censor themselves.“
OK, I get the part about needing to follow the local laws of a country, but come on. The scary part is that this could set a corporate precedent for bowing to governmental pressure to censor speech on the web even in a America. Suppose our government decides that certain words or phases needn’t be written on the web. Who will stand up to them to demand our rights?