Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 05:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes OSNews has been reporting, since its start in 1997, on the world of operating systems, their applications, their hardware, and their people - both users and developers. OSNews has seen 3 major rewrites, various personnel changes, and numerous topics of discussion, some way beyond the original scope OSNews started out with over a decade ago. Today, we are announcing a major shift in what we do, with which we hope to re-ignite OSNews - yes, we are shifting our focus. Read on for the details.
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comics and desktop widgets
by mart on Wed 30th Jan 2008 12:26 UTC
mart
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2005-11-17

what is the opinion of osnews staff about syndicating/downloading/webscraping/whatever of the comics?
kde4 has a webcomic viewer plasmoid, but some webcomics can't be supported because their legal terms don't allow such things to be done.

now, i can't speak officially for the kde project, but can we support this comic? maybe wait until and if it will be under creative commons?
the idea i had and i think would be best for everyone was only to display the cropped version of the sidebar and by clicking on it it would open a browser on the proper osnews article.
i still had not checked how easily automatically parsable is it
oh and last thing of course won't do anything witout an explicit permission, don't want to upset anybody ;)

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