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Developer Linux News for Jul 17, 2006

  • Linux Journal: Brazil (Jul 17, 2006, 23:30)
    "The world depicted in a different movie, 'Brazil,' is similar to that of Matrix in that it is governed by controlling self-interest. Freedom, as in free speech, is a partial cure for controlling self-interest..."

  • Techworld: Bot Writers Learning from Open Source (Jul 17, 2006, 22:00)
    "Hackers have started to improve their software by using the same techniques that made Linux and Apache successes..."

  • NewsForge: Source Distribution and the GNU GPL (Jul 17, 2006, 16:00)
    Richard Stallman chimes in on the recent derivative distribution question with a possible solution in the upcoming GPL 3.

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.18-rc2 (Jul 17, 2006, 13:45)
    "I think the bulk of it are some MIPS and UML updates, along with a e1000 driver update, but there's various more random things, including just lots of cleanups..."

  • -stable: Linux 2.6.17.6 (Jul 17, 2006, 13:45)
    "We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.17.6 kernel..."

  • -stable: Linux 2.6.16.26 (Jul 17, 2006, 13:45)
    We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.16.26 kernel.

  • NewsForge: Ubuntu Open to Aiding Derivative Distributions (Jul 17, 2006, 13:00)
    "Matt Zimmerman has responded to a recent NewsForge article that suggests that the maintainers of derivative distributions are unintentionally violating the requirements of the GNU General Public License..."