Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:08

Google has 42 billion reasons to love fair use

Google loves fair use. It is this that enabled it to "borrow" 11,000 lines of code from Java, which is owned by database giant Oracle, and use it as one of the building blocks for its Android operating system.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 07:06

Telstra to roll out LTE broadcast network

Telstra and Ericsson will launch LTE broadcast services in existing Telstra Media services this year, with a national rollout in 2018.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 06:47

NBN Co reveals suburbs that will get FttDP

The NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, has revealed that about 700,000 homes will receive NBN services through fibre to the distribution point (FttDP), a technology that it calls fibre to the curb.

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