I didn’t visit Cyberport before. I like the idea of CyberPort but I dislike its current transportation linkage.
This morning I attended OpenDRM seminar with OAKA-mates at Cyberport, personally I am not quite interested to digital right, but I think DRM will enter mainstream in Hong Kong in the future with current discussion on copyright amendment bill. And I am interested to hear more on their development process on open-source project – ChillOut as their OpenDRM implementation.
Speakers presented their works from making DRM specification to implementing a set of open-source DRM java libraries. Speakers expressed importance of open-source software development to make successful adoption of DRM, which I found in the success of Linux movement.
And I found a number of common OSS development tools are used to help their development process, including Subversion, Eclipse and MediaWiki. I could not find others to show me these tools in the seminar, it is still a way for us to advocate others to use these tools.
In the Q&A session, one of audience asked a question – 「will the software easier be easier hacked by hackers ?」, oh no, 「hacker」 again, although I understood he was asking about 「will the software be easier cracked by crackers ?」.
IMHO, 1st of all, hacker should be a positive term, which means a computer programmer blah-blah-blah, and I think people should study the first paragraph for its definition from wikipedia. (But I would like to clarify that I am not worshiper of Richard Stallman, and my belief might be near Linus Torvald『s, Eric Raymond『s, etc… but I am serious in the difference between hacker and cracker after I learnt it)
And the 2nd is that this guy still doesn’t believe 「open the source code」 is no relationship with software security, it won’t let your software easier be cracked, and the truth is open-source software is easier to getting bug fixed from a larger number of software maintainers.
After the seminar, I had a lunch with Ben and Abel, and the lunch is seems to be Linux Cafe, oh, it should be Linux Lunch. Ha!