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2012-05-01 02:26:51

EAST BRISBANE, Australia, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Move over, vampires, wizards and futuristic teenagers battling to the death: There's a new young hero destined to save the post-apocalyptic world. IQ Smith is his name, short for Iqbal, and in the new Adventures of IQ Smith trilogy by Donald Stallman, the shy boy is all that stands between the tattered remains of humanity and extinction. Book One of the IQ Smith series, Saving Mankind, thrusts IQ into the unlikely role of leader of the...

2009-09-18 06:45:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugar Labs (R), nonprofit provider of the Sugar Learning Platform for children, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which promotes computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs, have announced joint efforts to collaborate and promote Sugar on the occasion of Software Freedom Day, September 19th. The FSF will host an event in Boston featuring Sugar Labs Executive Director Walter Bender, FSF president...

2009-05-22 06:00:00

Engler Recognized For Excellence in Software Quality Research SAN FRANCISCO, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the software integrity company, today announced that company co-founder Dawson Engler was awarded the Grace Murray Hopper Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his groundbreaking research on automated program checking that finds defects in complex computer software. In naming Dr. Engler to this award, ACM noted that, "Dawson Engler introduces and develops...

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2009-03-24 14:30:00

Legislation that would block the use of antibiotics for veterinary and farm use would be detrimental to the health of US livestock as well as pose risks for national food safety, according to the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. In an open letter to Congress on Tuesday, AFBF President Bob Stallman said bills H.R. 1549 and S. 619 would increase the amount of animal deaths, resulting in skyrocketing producer costs, falling meat production, and rising consumer costs. "Farmers...

2008-09-16 15:00:18

By WALLES, Hayden Open source software is more than a catchphrase and may even change the future of copyright, writes Hayden Walles. -------------- ------ Open source software may sound like just another passing buzzphrase, but it is no fly-by-nighter. It has been around for decades and we have all relied on it for some time, as more and more people are coming into direct contact with open source, it's a good time to ask what makes it so special. The source here is source code, the...

2006-07-27 09:28:25

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. farm group, the 6 million-member American Farm Bureau Federation, said on Thursday it backed an extension of the current farm subsidy law for "at least one year" as a response to the collapse of world trade talks. The 2002 law boosted crop and dairy supports by 67 percent and is due to expire in September 2007. AFBF said extension of subsidies averaging $20 billion a year would give growers "the support they need to survive...