is there a way i can use a device blocked by one program, if
required by another prog.? the situation is like this, i am running
skype on linux and at the same time i want to play xmms for some
songs, (i can do it in windows, skype and winamp together so i hear
the person as well as some music in backgrond.)
to my knowledge i dont think its possible in linux, but just
wanting to wish the i am wrong ;-)
> > "...Microsoft Windows is a spyware ...(Windows
> May i know who was it that said this?
RMS. He's said this because, either he has discovered
it or someone has told him.
You weren't there at the lecture?
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This is a proposal based on the idea 1st proposed by Rony and
discussed on the list. This is very important and useful idea and we
must develop this idea further by the FOSS process of collective
Here is the out-line. I will put more info over a period of time.
Citizen Information System (CIS): A FOSS Model
Today India faces a serious challenge of identifying her citizens and
her citizens have to struggle to establish their positive identities.
Due to the lack of unique and verified/verifiable citizen identity the
State has to face the challenges of internal and external security,
leakage in revenues and wasteful expenditures, improper and/or
inappropriate planing for the welfare of her citizens.
At the same time, due to the lack of unique, verifiable an positive
identity citizens have to cope with acquiring and managing and
establishing his or her identity which leads to waste of valuable
resources and seriously hampers his/her rights to enjoy the state
welfare schemes and plans and impair him/her in carry out his/her
An unique and verifiable identity can help the country in
- Securing her citizens for internal and external threats
- Secure proper revenue collections and control expenditures
- Can make the citizen welfare plans more effective
- Can improve the law and order in the country
- Can empower her citizens to enjoy their democratic rights and help
Carry out their duties.
An unique and verifiable identity can help the citizens in
- Enjoying their constitutional and democratic rights
- Empower them to fulfill their duties
- Help them fully enjoy the ownership of movable and immovable properties
- Reduction / elimination of harassment by various authorities
- Improved state provided security
- Better rewards from the country's citizen welfare plans
Considering the tremendous advantages of the Citizen
Identification/Information System (CIS), I would like to propose a
FOSS model for developing and implementing such a system.
In this paper I will propose and develop this idea in the FOSS spirit
where people for all walks of life can participate in
- Formulating such an Open System
- Discussing social, economical and legal aspect of the CIS
- Discussing implementation and management aspects of the CIS
- Discussing technological details of the CIS
Your feedback as usual is most welcome.
--Dinesh Shah :-)
>Nowadays wireless device frequencies are in GHz. so that should be >ideal to build a mini pocket size parabolic antenna for directional >reception. What type of assistance are you looking at?
To begin any project, a lot of details regarding the technical and management aspects have to be resolved.
And so the project requires people with similar exp. to form a team.
Things could start taking shape once the team is formed.
So, we require to forma team first.
Count me in.
There's an article in The Times of India (page 23, "No Free lunches
for me") by Charles Assisi, who describes himself as "A socialist
turned capitalist". He makes an argument about why Free Software will
not work in the mainstream market.
His argument is that if he writes something and gives it away to a
community, the community is free to improve it and distribute it. But
at the same time, he stands to lose his livelihood as he becomes a
disposable commodity in the face of the hundreds in the community.
He also cites an example made by RMS
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman , just in case ;) ),
wherein he had stated that if one doesn't buy a car when he can't open
its hood, the same should apply for software too. If one buys software
but is not allowed to modify it, improve it then it's simply not
enough. Charles says that while that is true in principle, the
comparison cannot be made between the two very different industries.
The difference here is that while car mechanics may tinker around with
cars to repair/enhance them, they simply cannot build one themselves.
The same is not true for software as a collective can modify the
software beyond recognition. Also, it doesn't increase cost to
replicate the software as it does in case of cars, hence in the car
industry there is no case for "stealing livelihood" if one could call
What I am trying to tell you , is that if you just perform a plain
installation of Fedora Core 3 OR RedHat 9 without configuring any
Then monitor the memory usage , you will find that your
memory is just utilized without starting any services .
This is bad because if you want to insatll this as a server
for Oracle / Weblogic / Mail / Postgresql
Or any services the application cannot be used for production.
Plz Help To solve this issue
Can nebody tell me whether Intel D 101 GGC motherboard works fine with
FC3.Ive one new m/c with configuration as following,
Intel 3.0 Ghz Processor
Ram 1 Gb
Intel D 101 GGC Motherboard.
But the o/p of the m/c is not satisfactory,also i ve checked Ram on windows
m/c its workin g fine.
Friends are like an treasure,so if you want to become rich in your life make
as many friends as possible in the life.
[B.E. in EXTC]
This is an idea for those who are into embedded linux systems. The
concept is to create wireless internet access in taxis, cars and buses.
The options available today are the wireless data cards or mobile phones
or FWP phones attached to individual laptops. But what happens when more
passengers want to access the net and everyone may not have a data card.
So we need a black box that acts as an interface with the phone's ( net
service provided by the transporter) usb cable and the network interface
of a Wireless AP.
I don't know if any ready made phone is available with a direct network
interface and a built-in ppp dialer but the simple way out would be to
use an old pc or laptop as the interface and share that connection at
its ethernet port. However that would make it too bulky and power consuming.
The other approach would be to have something like the ADSL modem that
is a network interface and a pppoe dialer bundled together. In our black
box we need a usb interface that can detect different wireless phones, a
pppoe dialer to make a connection and a network interface to connect to
the W AP. Everytime the connection breaks, it will automatically redial.
The cost of a dialup session for RIL internet is 50p/minute so Rs. 30
for an hour. That amount can be divided among the passengers and they
benefit by being online without a data card. Local buses and taxis can
use FWP phones and long distance luxury buses, taxis will use mobile
phones as the network device. For buses, more phones and devices with W
APs can be added as per demand, for better bandwidth.
Everyday, the gaps between no signal areas is closing in and we will get
almost seamless net access across the travel region.
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I was discussing this matter with Dr. nagarjuna and we have decided to
call a meeting with the interested people on 16th sep which is a
saturday. the meeting is scheduled to start at 430 pm.
I request all the interested people who have emailed on this thread
and those who haven't but want to work on this to be present for the
see you all,