My "Save For Later" bookmarks folder has filled up unusually fast since my previous list o' links so long ago. Here are some of the gems I have collected:
MOSS: A System for Plaigarism Detection – Purdue's computer science program and I both agree that cheaters are scum. Freshman year, the TAs told us about a shadoy system called MOSS that checked our computer programs against a huge database of other students' projects to make sure our work was original. They never told us how it worked nor that it was based out of Berkely. I was amazed to find this paper explaining the theory behind the system as well as various types of submission scripts. Thanks to Eric and Jason C. for sending me the link.
"It's not immediately obvious how Open Source works economically. Probably the worst consequence of this lack of understanding is that many people don't understand how Open Source could be economically sustainable, and some may even feel that its potential negative effect upon the proprietary software industry is an overall economic detriment. Fortunately, if you look more deeply into the economic function of software in general, it's easy to establish that Open Source is both sustainable and of tremendous benefit to the overall economy."