Developer Linux News for Apr 10, 2006
Linux Forums: When is Software Done? (Apr 10, 2006, 23:30)
"This article deals with the philosophy of the program
development and the interesting observation, that user forums are
full of feature requests..."
SecurityFocus: The Big DRM Mistake (Apr 10, 2006, 23:00)
"Digital Rights Managements hurts paying customers, destroys
Fair Use rights, renders customers' investments worthless, and can
always be defeated. Why are consumers and publishers being forced
to use DRM...?"
NewsForge: Why Open Standards Matter (Apr 10, 2006, 21:00)
"I think open source software is a good thing, but I've never
bought into the religious fundamentalist fervor of a lot of the
circles I move in as an IT reporter..."
LinuxPlanet: The Mobile Linux Initiative at OSDL (Apr 10, 2006, 19:30)
"On October 16, 2005, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
announced the creation of a new initiative called the Mobile Linux
Initiative (MLI) to focus on accelerating the adoption of Linux in
the rapidly growing mobile market..."
Kubuntu.de: Protest Week (Apr 10, 2006, 14:00)
"To clarify the seriousness of the situation, kubuntu.de will be
offline for one week beginning as from Monday, 10.04.2006..."
ZDNet Australia: Towns the Talk of Debian Project (Apr 10, 2006, 13:30)
"Australian Anthony Towns won the poll from a field of several
candidates after 421 votes--from 43 percent of the eligible
community of Debian developers--were cast..."
ServerWatch: Dig Deep, Display Shallow With Splunk (Apr 10, 2006, 10:30)
"Splunk, Inc. has received plenty accolades lately, mostly as a
result of its effort in making Splunk, its flagship product,
available with an open source API..."
Computerworld Hong Kong: Scrap the Coins (Apr 10, 2006, 09:00)
"With over 9.2 million daily transactions in Hong Kong, the
contactless stored-value Octopus card needs no introduction..."
Free Software Magazine: Interview with Simon Peter, Creator of klik (Apr 10, 2006, 07:30)
"Klik is a fantastic system which allows users to install an
application without worrying about dependencies and without being