No. A snippet of chat log posted by Darxus (link below) shows how current minimalist X Window Managers can be ported to become Wayland display servers without the bottom-up effort of having to handle input and other events from scratch.
Another common statement is that “compositing is bloat”, but this is just the sort of concept Wayland seeks to avoid. Wayland replaces the X server completely, making the path between applications and graphics buffers more efficient. Yes, a lot of things are done in GL land rather than 2D, but given the greater efficiency of Wayland overall I’d hardly consider it bloat.
Some work would be required still, but I hope to see some of my old favorites get ported.
Whenever the head of a major corporation cries about Internet freedom you can rest assured their words are laced with cynicism. We saw this same behavior in Apple CEO Steve Jobs when he pontificated on the open web in an effort to elimitate flash, while pushing everyone to use their QuickTime browser plugin. Google is only out to serve itself here, make no mistake.
“In the future, [we'll be able to] get better data about how many people are in a room when a [football] game is being played,” he said. “How are those people engaged with the game? Are they wearing Seahawks jerseys or are they wearing Giants jerseys?”
Modern science relies upon researchers sharing their work so that their peers can check and verify success or failure. But most scientists still don’t share one crucial piece of information — the source codes of the computer programs driving much of today’s scientific progress.
Access to source code is the only way to verify trustworthiness and truthfulness, and its the only way to foster the sharing and collaboration that computing is capable of empowering.
If you’re using software from people who don’t let you see their source code, you’re using software that’s keeping secrets from you. There are few reasons to keep secrets from you – dishonesty or exploitation and profit at your expense. Do you want to be involved with those people?
In short, Facebook is happy the bill will protect it from being sued by a user for handing over their information to authorities.
We want to thank you again for your legislation addressing demonstrated cyber security needs, and look forward to continuing to work with you and your colleagues on this important issue.
Facebook is supporting CISPA because it benefits if the bill passes. I doubt the company will change its stance, even if there is a huge uproar against the bill like there was for SOPA and PIPA.
Good read. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/after-denouncing-sopa-and-pipa-how-can-facebook-support-cispa/11700
“Because Aleynikov did not ‘assume physical control’ over anything when he took the source code, and because he did not thereby ‘deprive [Goldman] of its use,’ Aleynikov did not violate the NSPA,” Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs wrote in the three-judge panel’s unanimous decision (see below). “We decline to stretch or update statutory words of plain and ordinary meaning in order to better accommodate the digital age.”
Digital copying cannot be defined as theft. Imagine that.
Hollywood and Obama should’ve learned: No form of censorship will be acceptable to Internet users, and we’re fed up with corrupt, back-room deals that are driven by the rich and well-connected. Any major Internet policy changes should be negotiated in the light of day, so the millions of people who’d be affected can have their say too.
Please tell President Obama to reject Hollywood’s backroom deals — just add your name at right.
As a business, Apple has a right to fear that moving the assembly work from China to the United States will entail raising labor costs so high as to make the company less competitive and profitable. But for it to say that it has no obligation to help solve America’s problems is completely unacceptable.
Good article: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/opinion/prestowitz-apple-jobs/index.html
So, be warned. Smith isn’t done yet protecting the content industry from the business disruptions caused by the digitization of content and the Internet. And clearly when people protested, instead of hearing the voice of concerned citizens worried about the fragmentation of the Internet, he heard a bunch of people who didn’t know what they were talking about.