The latest, freshest issue of the OpenBeOS newsletter has been made public.

In it you get two CVS digests by Niels Sascha Reedijk, an article by DarkWyrm and the usual Michael Phipps rant :).

Head over this way and enjoy the reading.
BeOSRadio is giving away 10 copies of the new Arc of Light album, during the month of September.

Check out the BeOSRadio site for the giveaway rules. Also, don't forget we here at ICO, together with TuneTracker Systems will be giving away a fully licensed copy of TuneTracker 2 PRO. Stay tuned.
I've heard about this before and now it seems it's close to really happening. Disney is close to selling self-destructing DVDs, starting next week.

These red DVDs, after 48 hours of exposure to oxygen turn black, which makes them unreadable (in case you were afraid they would explode).

The DVDs are known as EZ-D and will be sold for $6.99. What do you think? Useful? Crap? Voice your opinion.

Read the rest over at CNN.
RIAA recently announced that they had filed 261 lawsuits against file traders. And it's just beginning to pay off. Big time.

First victim? Biggie Brianna, a 12 y.o. honour student from New York. HOW DARE SHE?!?!? She thought that the Kazaa fee her mother had payed allowed her to download anything she wanted so she could hear it in her computer, AH! RIGHT!

Read on...

This month's issue of "Inside beunited" is now available to all subscribers (if you're not, go here) and comes with some interesting items, namely my buddy's Jason VanDerMark's "The Mindshare Ladder" and several announcements, for example that they are looking for something to fill in the position of Director of Marketing and also that beunited has now pass the 500 members mark, which is good news indeed. Along with that, they report that the Helix project is moving along quite nicely.

So if you haven't subscribed, just follow the link I posted above and join the fun.
OSNews' Eugenia Loli-Queru sat down for a quick chat with yellowTab's Bernd Korz. In this series of questions (ten) Bernd gives some good information on how Zeta's progressing and what we can expect in the near future.

Definitely a good read, so what are you waiting for?
Rudolf Cornelissen updated his page, to let us know that he's still working hard on the acceleration engine of the Nvidia driver, which according to him is "the hardest part of the driver". For Rudolf to take one month or more, it sure seems that way.

Also, he's been having a little virus problem, receiving between 1.000 and 2.000 on his mailbox per day... ouch... So he's letting everyone know that his current e-mail adress won't be in service for much longer.

Be sure we'll keep you up-to-date on his progress. Stay tuned!
This is weird... About 200 IBM workers (former and current) are suing the company for endangering their health, from the mid-80s until the mid-90s.

Why? According to them, IBM has run an unsafe working environment, by doing nothing to safeguard the safety of workers handling chemicals known to be hazardous to people, during the period mentioned above.

Aren't they nice? The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is planning to announce an amnesty for all " noncommercial online copyright infringers", if they erase all illegal music files from their computers.

Over at The BeOSJournal, Chris Simmons has posted a Q&A session with 3 ex-Be employees, namely Dan Sandler, Baron Arnold and Dave Brown, questions posed by members of the community.

An interesting read for sure, so head over and check it out.