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Dominic Cummings' elegant 'gazelle' friend Cleo Watson  

Mail Online - 1 hour 34 min ago
They may be poles apart sartorially but Ms Watson, 31, has developed a strong working relationship with Boris's adviser since they worked together on Vote Leave before the 2016 EU referendum.
Categories: UK News

Red Hat and IBM Jointly File Another Amicus Brief In Google v. Oracle, Arguing APIs Are Not Copyrightable

Slashdot - 2 hours 9 min ago
Monday Red Hat and IBM jointly filed their own amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the "Google vs. Oracle" case, arguing that APIs cannot be copyrighted. "That simple, yet powerful principle has been a cornerstone of technological and economic growth for over sixty years. When published (as has been common industry practice for over three decades) or lawfully reverse engineered, they have spurred innovation through competition, increased productivity and economic efficiency, and connected the world in a way that has benefited commercial enterprises and consumers alike." An anonymous reader quotes Red Hat's announcement of the brief: "The Federal Circuit's unduly narrow construction of 17 U.S.C. 102(b) is harmful to progress, competition, and innovation in the field of software development," Red Hat stated in the brief. "IBM and Red Hat urge the Court to reverse the decision below on the basis that 17 U.S.C. 102(b) excludes software interfaces from copyright protection...." The lower court incorrectly extended copyright protection to software interfaces. If left uncorrected, the lower court rulings could harm software compatibility and interoperability and have a chilling effect on the innovation represented by the open source community... Red Hat's significant involvement with Java development over the last 20 years has included extensive contributions to OpenJDK, an open source implementation of the Java platform, and the development of Red Hat Middleware, a suite of Java-based middleware solutions to build, integrate, automate and deploy enterprise applications. As an open source leader, Red Hat has a stake in the consistent and correct determination of the scope of copyright protection that applies to interfaces of computer programs, including the Java platform interface at stake in this case. Open source software development relies on the availability of and unencumbered access to software interfaces, including products that are compatible with or interoperate with other computer products, platforms, and services...

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Categories: Technology

Canada reacts to 'Megxit' as Justin Trudeau avoids questions

Mail Online - 2 hours 12 min ago
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined to comment on the bombshell news, but newspapers were quick to weigh in.
Categories: UK News

Middle-class father pens a vivid prison diary giving an insight into the system

Mail Online - 2 hours 13 min ago
CHRIS ATKINS: My cell is about 6ft by 12ft. The mattresses on the bunk beds are made from heavy-duty blue plastic, designed for the easy cleaning of bodily fluids.
Categories: UK News

The military ranks that Prince Harry will give up

Mail Online - 2 hours 15 min ago
The loss of his military titles and appointments is likely to be particularly painful for Prince Harry, who appeared to be at his happiest either serving in uniform or spending time with fellow veterans.
Categories: UK News

Megxit piles pressure on friends of Prince Harry and William, the Van Straubenzee boys

Mail Online - 2 hours 19 min ago
TALK OF THE TOWN: The Van Straubenzee boys, Thomas and Charles, have been close friends and confidants of the Royal brothers for years. But they have been torn in the wake of Megxit.
Categories: UK News

Video: grandfather dangled toddler out of Royal Caribbean window for THIRTY SECONDS

Mail Online - 2 hours 21 min ago
Royal Caribbean Cruises' filing in U.S. District Court in Miami comes in response to a lawsuit Chloe's parents filed in December, accusing the operator of negligence in her death.
Categories: UK News

How 500 people kill themselves every year after getting hooked on gambling

Mail Online - 2 hours 22 min ago
Gambling is estimated to cause of 500 suicides in the UK a year. Aaron Sluman, 23, killed himself after losing £750 in one night of gambling. Some 430,000 people in Britain are problem gamblers.
Categories: UK News

Meghan poses for pictures with Jessica Mulroney and Canadian Prime Minister's wife Sophie Trudeau

Mail Online - 2 hours 22 min ago
Meghan Markle was photographed posing cheek-to-cheek on a Toronto rooftop bar with her two most influential friends - Jessica Mulroney and Sophie Trudeau.
Categories: UK News

'Flossie', the little girl with Oscars glory in her sights

Mail Online - 2 hours 24 min ago
The messy pigtails, stubbornly set eyebrows and sulky pout prove that even at four years old, Florence Pugh displayed the sort of determination that has now secured her an Oscar nomination.
Categories: UK News

Love Island star Mike Boateng 'being investigated by Greater Manchester Police for improper conduct'

Mail Online - 2 hours 25 min ago
According to a report from The Sun on Saturday, the former policeman, 24, is part of an 'ongoing' inquiry, an allegation his family has slammed as they accused the force of racism and discrimination.
Categories: UK News

LUCY MANGAN: Why every parent must urge their teenager to watch the TV series Sex Education 

Mail Online - 2 hours 28 min ago
LUCY MANGAN: Sex Education may be crude (the actors, for the avoidance of doubt, are all in their 20s, not teens) but its storylines show young viewers that sex should be enjoyed - by everyone.
Categories: UK News

Prince Harry and Meghan: Frogmore Cottage may cost £360k a year

Mail Online - 2 hours 31 min ago
Royal sources have revealed that the couple will have to pay a commercial rate for the cottage, even though they are set to spend most of the year abroad.
Categories: UK News

Mother of tragic allergy girl, 18, lashes out at NHS blunders

Mail Online - 2 hours 35 min ago
Emma Turay, pictured with her daughter Allysha, right, holding a photograph of Shante Turay-Thomas, 18, who died after an NHS 111 call centre failed to recognise the seriousness of her anaphylaxis.
Categories: UK News

The Duke of Wellington is advertising for a '100 per cent trustworthy' steward

Mail Online - 2 hours 47 min ago
The 9th Duke of Wellington is advertising for a steward to care for his family pile, Stratfield Saye House in Hampshire. But Arthur Charles Wellesley doesn't want just anyone.
Categories: UK News

Moment Prince Harry tells Lion King director Jon Favreau his wife is available for work

Mail Online - 2 hours 58 min ago
New footage has been found which shows the couple talking to the film's director Jon Favreau, star Beyoncé and her rap star husband Jay-Z, and Harry, 35, again praising his wife's acting abilities.
Categories: UK News

Boris Johnson is warned there will be 'calamitous job losses' if HS2 project is axed 

Mail Online - 2 hours 58 min ago
In a strongly-worded letter, more than 40 rail and construction bosses warned the Prime Minister that dumping the £88 billion project would have a 'devastating impact' on their industries.
Categories: UK News

Trump envoy in heated No10 row over Huawei 5G deal

Mail Online - 3 hours 2 min ago
US Ambassador Woody Johnson, pictured, was involved with a heated discussion with Whitehall officials at Downing Street over British government plans to outsource the 5G network to Huawei.
Categories: UK News

PETER HITCHENS: Boris Johnson is shoving retired British soldiers back into the firing line

Mail Online - 3 hours 2 min ago
PETER HITCHENS: A key part of the resurrection of 'power-sharing' in Northern Ireland is a pledge to revive a rather nasty deal called the Stormont House Agreement.
Categories: UK News

HARRY COLE: 'Young Trot' Sir Keir Starmer spent the 1980s campaigning AGAINST the minimum wage 

Mail Online - 3 hours 9 min ago
HARRY COLE: Millionaire lawyer and Labour leadership front-runner Sir Keir Starmer spent the 1980s campaigning AGAINST the minimum wage, I can reveal.
Categories: UK News

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