Software Freedom Law Center president and executive director Eben Moglen speaks about the most effective ways to approach open source license compliance at the SFLC fall conference on Oct. 28, 2016. The best way to ensure software freedom is by working together to make open source license compliance easier and by helping those out of compliance through education and diplomacy. “We’re not in a place where the difficulty is how do we get enough ammunition to force everybody to comply,” said Moglen, president and executive director of the Software Freedom Law Center, a nonprofit that provides pro bono legal services to open source developers. “We don’t need ammunition. We need diplomacy. We need skill. We need to work together better.” Video courtesy of the Software Freedom Law Center: https://www.softwarefreedom.org/
Tiny Linux Plug Computers: Wall Wart Linux Servers
Choosing the Right One
January 27, 2011
By Akkana Peck
Ever wish you could set up a small, efficient server? Maybe you’re setting up a mail server for a couple of people, or something to hand out music files over a home network. Do you really need a full-fledged PC with a noisy fan, sucking down 100 watts and heating up the room?
Fortunately, there’s a class of computers ideally suited to that sort of job: “plug computers”, sometimes called Sheevaplugs after an early model. The whole computer is built into the bit that plugs into the wall, so they’re barely bigger than a normal “wall wart” power supply. They use power-efficient ARM CPUs, so you can run a server with only 5 watts. They’re inexpensive, usually just over $100 for a plug with 512M RAM and 512M flash. Best of all, they come with Linux installed right out of the box.
Interested? Here’s what you need to know to get started in plug computing.