We're using Mercurial. Our release engineering servers run web servers, so we can browse our repositories, just like the public NetBeans ones at http://hg.netbeans.org, and pull down new changesets anonymously. However, for authentication purposes, we also use ssh, so all pushes to the repository has to go through ssh.
At a recent debate in the House of Lords on the Digital Economy Bill, a number of amendments designed to ensure citizen rights (as opposed to most terms of the DEB that limit citizen rights in defence on corporate rights) were rejected by the UK governmnet on the basis they would upset the delicate balance of UK law.
A reminder: If you are following me here on blogs.sun.com, please change your bookmarks and feeds to read http://webmink.com instead, as I have moved all my blogging there. I'll be turning of the daily link posts early next week. There are several new posts on the new site, especially on ACTA, so you really do want to move!
While this is all good, it is not sufficient as ACTA will address far more than just "garduated response". This looks to me like a co-ordinated action by the Commissioners in response to obvious concern, to try to prevent the Parliament forcing their hand in the negotiations. It's still important to get MEPs to sign the opposition text.
Remember I mentioned the "Special 301" list yesterday, that US corporations can use to place pressure on places where they find it hard to compete? Well, it seems that it's being used to get the US to attack states that prefer open source software - places like Brazil and India. I wonder if the US can get added to its own list?
Special 301 is a nefarious mechanism that allows US corporations to request diplomatic action against foreign competitors on the flimsiest of grounds. It's anticompetitive, harms the rights of both US and foreign citizens in the digital age and it should go.