aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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brazil to open source java?
Posted by dav at 2004 October 5 08:36 AM
File under: Geek

Go Brazil! Open-Source Java Brewing in Brazil

The Brazilian government is pushing an effort to deliver an open-source version of Java that could put control of the platform into the hands of grass-roots developers around the globe and add fuel to the debate over Java's ownership.

In what is known as the Javali Project, Brazil is seeking to break free of the so-called vendor lock-in and gain control of its own systems technology, said sources close to the effort. Brazil was one of the first to mandate the use of open-source technology, where applicable, in government systems.


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