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Daily Dose - SourceForge Blocks the "Axis of Evil" and Then Some

01.27.2010
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SourceForge Blocks the "Axis of Evil" and Then Some  
The open source domain is still feeling the effects of the Chinese cyberattack on Gmail.  SourceForge announced that it has blocked five countries from its code repository.  Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Cuba were unable contribute before the announcement, but now they are unable to download as well.  SourceForge's terms of use say that it bars any countries on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control sanction list from accessing or posting content.  Open source advocates are upset with SourceForge's actions, saying that they violate the Open Source Initiative - specifically, the No Discrimination clauses.

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ZK 5 Calls Itself AaaS
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Doug Lea Discusses Java's Fork/Join Framework and Java 7

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