Hi! I have been creating animated gifs with flash till now, but since here is HTML5, I don't need flash anymore. But any other program I try (yes, I tried google) want to make me to draw every damn frame one by one, and can't do a simple movement or rotation thing automatically. So I'm looking for a good alternative, only for simple GIF animations, preferably free/opensource. If anybody have found a good one already, you could spare me (and others reading this) a lot of time! Thanks!

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) took aim at 14 consumer electronics companies for violating GPL licensed products. This is the largest lawsuit of its kind ever filed. This lawsuit uses what Richard Stallman calls "tivoization" as its defense. Tivoization, if you recall from my post, "[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story240080.html"]Does Linus Torvalds Hate Freedom?[/URL]" involves the use of GPL licensed software with a product without allowing the user access to the source code and thereby preventing the user from changing that code--two very important stipulations of the GPL and in the definition of free software. I also made the following observation in that …

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According to an ongoing debate over the GPL version 3, he does. How can this be, since Linus Torvalds, creator and chief architect of the Linux kernel, knows about software freedom and free software? He doesn't have a problem with what Richard Stallman refers to as "tivoization," which is the practice of using software available under the terms of a copyleft license but prevents the user/owner from modifying that code through the use of protections. Stallman believes that this is a blatant violation of your freedom. Linus disagrees. Stallman's argument: [COLOR="Green"][QUOTE]One major danger that GPLv3 will block is tivoization. Tivoization …

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Today I'm pondering if the current open source model is still valid or if it's outdated. Do we need licensing for open source software? Do we need the GPL, LGPL, APL and all the [URL="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical"]other licenses[/URL] that plague...er, [I]grace[/I] us? If your software is free and open source, why bother with a license at all? The software writer owns the copyright so why put users or potential users through the paces of licensing? What exactly is to be gained by creating and enforcing a license for this kind of software? Currently, there are 64 active licenses listed on the [URL="http://www.opensource.org"]Open …

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In a report on enterprise open source usage released this week, Gartner research director Laurie Wurster stated in rather strong language that companies could face a big intellectual property issue because they are using the software without understanding the IP implications of the licensing language. But is she exaggerating the danger and is there less complexity with open source licenses than with proprietary ones? [B]What's The Matter Here?[/B] According the [URL="http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=801412"]Gartner press release[/URL] announcing the survey results, Gartner found that 69 percent of companies surveyed still have no formal policy for evaluating and cataloguing open source software usage in their …

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Have you ever heard of or considered using Linux? Here are five reasons to give it a look for your desktop or server. Over the past 15 years or so, Linux has gained worldwide acceptance as a first-rate server operating system but do you know why? It's because Linux can also be used as a Desktop operating system, like Windows, on your personal computer at home or in the office. This article gives you a look at the five biggest reasons why you should take a look at Linux for yourself or your business. [COLOR="Green"]1. Linux is Free[/COLOR]. That can …

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Erik Anderson and Rob Landley are at it again. The guys who brought us the [URL=http://busybox.net/]BusyBox[/URL] toolset for resource-constrained Linux and Unix systems, together with the Software Freedom Law Center, have filed yet another GPL enforcement lawsuit for copyright infringement. This time it’s against [URL=http://www.extremenetworks.com/index.aspx]Extreme Networks Inc.[/URL], a maker of high-performance network switches and other connectivity and communications gear. Without even reading [URL=http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2008/jul/21/busybox/extreme-networks.pdf]the complaint[/URL], I would put my money on the FSLC; the previous four such cases resulted in out-of-court settlements in favor of the plaintiffs. In those cases, defendents were ordered to distribute source code in compliance with the …

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As Red Hat's modifications to the Linux kernel to improve real-time scheduling near completion, their director of emerging technologies, Tim Burke, has been pushing for its use in the business world. At a recent Wall Street conference, Burke made his case for real-time Linux's abilities to fulfill investors' needs for instantaneous trades. This is a prime example of the beauty of open source and the GPL, and the growing fallacy of closed-source. The GPL, a license most closely linked to the open source movement, governs much of the code found in any Linux distribution. It is built around the premise …

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Open source means that it's not possible to pirate the software, right? Well, somehow OpenBSD developers have found out exactly how you can do that, by copying sections of some Linux wireless drivers (released under the GPL of course) and then releasing them under OpenBSD's less-restrictive license, allowing proprietary use. To say the least, the OpenBSD development guys received a nasty message from the Linux team that created the software. The whole problem lies with the Broadcom wireless driver, which is proprietary, and something that was very difficult to reverse-engineer. Because Broadcom refuses to distribute the drivers open source, the …

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Recently I have decided to switch from Ubuntu linux to Freebsd and here I am going to outline why. 1. [B]The Ubuntification of linux:[/B] Lately I have noticed a trend on social bookmarking sites, mainly digg, which have people posting articles with titles like "Ubuntu Tutorials" or something similar. In fact most of these articles apply to any distrubution and very few have anything even remotely ubuntu specific. So I dont like the idea that linux users are being so divided over distros and also that now people are starting to see ubuntu and not linux. I am all for …

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The General Public License is not something to be messed with lightly, after all it is ‘the law’ as far as many open source projects are concerned. Which is why the Free Software Foundation is running into trouble with plans to introduce a proposed version 3 of the GPL to include changes dealing with DRM. When I say running into trouble, perhaps a better description would be driving a 10-ton truck of trouble right into a concrete wall of dissent would be a more apt description. In a survey set up by Linux supremo Linus Torvalds, for example, 29 of …

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Recently I was at work and I needed to do some css stuff and I did most of it in notepad because the current machine I was on didnt have dreamweaver(and yes it isnt necessary) and so rather than wait for someone to find a copy of dreamweaver and its license I looked around on the web and found this. [URL="http://www.aptana.com/"]http://www.aptana.com/[/URL]. It is an opensource web IDE that in my opinion is as good if not better than dreamweaver. Lets start with the obvious one. ITS FREE!! also because it is an opensource anyone could configure it to meet their …

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High performance gaming and media center computer systems manufacturer [url=http://www.alienware.com]Alienware[/url] announced today that it has made available a new product line of high performance rack mountable servers. Dubbed the [url=http://www.alienware.com/hivemind]Hivemind series[/url], the servers come in both single and dual processor configurations, and can support up to a reported 2.4TB of SATA data storage, or 1.8TB of SCSI storage. With a random access memory capacity of 12GB, the servers are designed to offer “performance, scalability, reliability and security,

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The End.