Month: June 2013

MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL

The MariaDB blog is reporting a small change to the license covering the man pages to MySQL. Until recently, the governing license was GPLv2. Now the license reads:

‘This software and related documentation are provided under a license agreement containing restrictions on use and disclosure and are protected by intellectual property laws. Except as expressly permitted in your license agreement or allowed by law, you may not use, copy, reproduce, translate, broadcast, modify, license, transmit, distribute, exhibit, perform, publish, or display any part, in any form, or by any means. Reverse engineering, disassembly, or decompilation of this software, unless required by law for interoperability, is prohibited.’

MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL was originally published on realcoders.org

First Particle Comprising Four Quarks Discovered

Physicists have resurrected a particle that may have existed in the first hot moments after the Big Bang. Arcanely called Zc(3900), it is the first confirmed particle made of four quarks, the building blocks of much of the Universe’s matter (abstract one, abstract two). Until now, observed particles made of quarks have contained only three quarks (such as protons and neutrons) or two quarks (such as the pions and kaons found in cosmic rays).

First Particle Comprising Four Quarks Discovered was originally published on realcoders.org

UK Town of Ipswich Remodelled As Zelda Level

Switch Fringe is a relatively new not-for-profit annual music and arts festival in the UK town of Ipswich, and this year’s program features a full page map of the town with details about each venue. Unlike most other maps this one is in the form of a Zelda level. This is in part due to this year’s theme ‘Re-imagining Ipswich,’ that PixelH8 is coming out of semi-retirement to play a gig during the proceedings and possibly due to the fact that the map’s designer — The Decibel Kid — spent too much time playing Zelda on a Gameboy Color during the first Web bubble.

UK Town of Ipswich Remodelled As Zelda Level was originally published on realcoders.org