Developer Linux News for Oct 20, 2006
Editor's Note: The Four L's (Oct 20, 2006, 22:30)
"Let's face facts: unless one desktop or another comes up with
some radical innovation that blows away its competitor, there are
no clear advantages for the end-user to choosing KDE over
ComputerWeekly: Developer Website Set Up for Linux (Oct 20, 2006, 19:30)
"Developers are being urged to join the new Linux Standard Base
Developer Network, a developers' website designed to rival the
Microsoft Developers Network..."
KernelTrap: GPLv3, DRM, and Exceptions (Oct 20, 2006, 16:30)
"Discussion draft 3 of GPLv3 is due in early November,
approximately. Before that is finalised, I'd like to review the
debate over DRM and the Linux kernel developers..."
Linux.com: Organization to Pay Debian Developers Begins Work (Oct 20, 2006, 15:00)
"A month after it was announced, Dunc-Tank, the unofficial
organization to fund selected projects in Debian, is on track with
its first experiments..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.19-rc2-mm2 (Oct 20, 2006, 14:15)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Hooker: Teaching Free Software In Schools/Colleges (Oct 20, 2006, 11:15)
"...I was thinking about how schools and 6th Form colleges could
teach programming students the benefits of developing free
software, over propietary applications--without being too
Linux.com: OOoBasic Crash Course: Working with Files (Oct 20, 2006, 04:30)
"OpenOffice.org's OOoBasic gives users tools to programmatically
access and manipulate files..."
Zmanda: Open Source & Open Standards: Not Just Hot Buzzwords (Oct 20, 2006, 03:00)
"Auto shops basically told me that the part was very specific to
the manufacturer of the car. There were no specifications
available, and the only solution was to buy the original