Playing Youtube videos in Movie Player on Ubuntu 9.04

Apparently there is a bug in the Movie Player Youtube-plugin, distributed with Ubuntu 9.04.This bug gives you a message saying Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file, when you try to open a Youtube video. Fixing it was rather easy. Have a look at the solution provided by M.Srinivasaverman […]

Aigaion for SourceForge community choice award

It is time for the SourceForge community choice awards. I have of course nominated Aigaion, my favourite web bibliography tool. Some time ago I wrote about it here. The nominations close May 29th so you should be quick to nominate your favourite. Voting starts June 22nd and I do of course think you should vote […]

What does the potential merger of Oracle and Sun mean for open source?

The news that Oracle is going to acquire Sun Microsystems surprised me quite a bit when I read it in the Norwegian news the day before yesterday. Everyone knew that IBM was lurking in the scenes looking to get their hands on Sun but their offer was apparently too low. IBM has similarly to Sun […]

A PhD on Open Source on Open Source Part 7 – Managing Publications and BibTeX

When doing a PhD, next to writing, the most important thing you do is probably reading. It is necessary to read what others have done to find interesting research questions and to avoid doing the same as other researchers. It is at the same time important to position your own work in relation to what […]