Developer Linux News for Jun 28, 2006
The Jem Report: Linux Desktop Distributions are Headed in the Wrong Direction (Jun 28, 2006, 22:00)
"For some reason, many GNU/Linux users are concerned about
competing feature-for-feature with Vista, while Apple and Microsoft
struggle to add more graphical extras to their already
graphics-intensive desktop OSes..."
The Register: Desktop Linux Relies on the Kindness of Strangers (Jun 28, 2006, 20:30)
"An OSDL project to simplify porting and integration of
applications with Linux desktops is gambling on support from Linux
distros and other community standards efforts..."
internetnews.com: Finding Open Source Bugs Like Klocwork (Jun 28, 2006, 15:15)
"A new study by code analysis firm Klocwork has discovered new
flaws in open source programs that previous scans by a Department
of Homeland Security-sponsored study did not..."
NewsForge: A GPL Requirement Could Have a Chilling Effect on Derivative Distros (Jun 28, 2006, 14:30)
"Woodford intends to comply, but he worries about how this
requirement might affect all distributions derived from other
distributions--especially those run by one or two people in their
ZDNet: Job Satisfaction and Open Source (Jun 28, 2006, 11:30)
"Do you know what makes an engineer happiest? An efficient,
elegant, solution to an engineering problem. And the most elegant
solutions of all, of course, are the ones that reduce complexity
while solving multiple problems at once..."
InfoWorld: Open Source Community Subversion as Marketing Ploy (Jun 28, 2006, 04:00)
"The launch of Microsoft's Codeplex 'shared source' site is
merely the latest attempt to undermine and usurp the open source
community via clever marketing..."
InfoWorld: Sun Says Open-Source Java Possible in 'Months' (Jun 28, 2006, 03:15)
"A Sun Microsystems Inc. executive said Tuesday said the company
is 'months' away from releasing its trademark Java programming
language under an open-source license..."