Ron Paul takes 32 Minnesota delegates

Ron Paul takes 32 Minnesota delegates

ST. CLOUD, Minn., May 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, garnered 32 delegates in Minnesota to support him at the Republican National Convention in August, his campaign said.

Rope used in suicide is returned to widow

BARRY, Wales, March 28 (UPI) -- A widow says she was horrified when she realized Welsh police had included the rope her husband used to commit suicide when they gave her his other effects.

NFL: Tampa Bay 24, Atlanta 9

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Earnest Graham, John Gilmore and Warrick Dunn scored for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in a 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Bucs sign former Titans TE Troupe

TAMPA, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Bucs announced Monday they have signed former Tennessee tight end Ben Troupe.

U.S. government tracking travel habits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is looking into the lives of ordinary travelers to a far greater extent than most people know, say civil liberties advocates.

Baby brain growth studied

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say areas of the brain controlling vision and other sensory information grow dramatically during the first few months following birth.

Bears sign Clark to six-year deal

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 1 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears made a move to improve their offense Saturday, signing free agent tight end Desmond Clark to a six-year contract.

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Packers put Johnson on injured reserve

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent defensive back Bryant Westbrook, most recently with the Dallas Cowboys.

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John Gilmore
Chicago Bears tight end John Gilmore sports a canine tattoo at Media Day for Super Bowl XLI at Dolphins Stadium in Miami on January 30, 2007. (UPI Photo/Susan Knowles)

John Gilmore is one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks mailing list, and Cygnus Solutions. He created the alt.* hierarchy in Usenet and is a major contributor to the GNU project.

As the fifth employee of Sun Microsystems and founder of Cygnus Support, he accumulated sufficient wealth to take an early retirement and pursue other interests. He is a frequent contributor to free software, and worked on several GNU projects, including maintaining the GNU Debugger in the early 90s, initiating GNU Radio in 1998, starting Gnash in December 2005 to create a free software player for Flash movies, and writing the pdtar program which became GNU tar. Outside of the GNU project he founded the FreeS/WAN project, an implementation of IPsec, to promote the encryption of Internet traffic. He sponsored the EFF's Deep Crack DES cracker, the Micropolis city building game based on SimCity, and he is a proponent of opportunistic encryption.

He owns the domain toad.com which is one of the 100 oldest active .com domains. It was registered on August 18th, 1987. He runs the mail server at toad.com as an open mail relay. In October 2002, Gilmore's ISP, Verio, cut off his Internet access for running an open relay, a violation of Verio's terms of service. Many people contend that open relays make it too easy to send spam. Gilmore protests that his mail server was programmed to be essentially useless to spammers and other senders of mass email and he argues that Verio's actions constitute censorship. He also notes that his configuration makes it easier for friends who travel to send email, although his critics counter that there are other mechanisms to accommodate people wanting to send email while traveling. The measures Gilmore took to make his server useless to spammers may or may not have helped, considering that in 2002, at least one massmailing worm that sent through open relays - W32.Yaha - had been hardcoded to relay through the toad.com mailserver. An article citing this was posted, and a subsequent discussion on the issue took place, on Declan McCullagh's Politechbot mailing list. to archived article and discussion

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