Developer Linux News for Dec 14, 2006
Computerworld Australia: The Mythical Open Source Miracle (Dec 14, 2006, 22:45)
"Community development isn't a quick fix for poorly designed
CNET News: A Look Inside Google's Open-Source Kitchen (Dec 14, 2006, 21:15)
"Search giant Google is a heavy user of open-source software and
an active participant in many projects that develop it--even
chipping in some funding..."
LWN: Binary-Only Modules Not to be Banned--This Time (Dec 14, 2006, 20:30)
"...[A]fter some discussion, Greg Kroah-Hartman has withdrawn
the patch, saying 'Even if we change the kernel this way, it
prevents valid and legal usages of the kernel.' The frustration
which drove this discussion remains, however..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.20-rc1 (Dec 14, 2006, 15:15)
"Ok, the two-week merge period is over, and -rc1 is out
internetnews.com: Google Opens Up AJAX (Dec 14, 2006, 14:30)
"Google's AJAX Web tool is going open source nine months after
it first hit developers' plates..."
Kernel Developers: GPL-Only Modules in 2008 (Dec 14, 2006, 13:45)
"Several Linux kernel developers have suggested that the time
has come to set a definitive boundary for what kind of modules
should be allowed within the Linux kernel. By January 2008, they
maintain, all non-GPL kernel modules will not be allowed..."
Hari's Corner: Basic Tips for Linux Programming (Dec 14, 2006, 10:45)
"If you're new to Linux programming, then you might be
interested in considering these aspects before you start your
developerWorks: Signals as a Linux Debugging Tool (Dec 14, 2006, 05:30)
"Signals are software interrupts that send information about an
occurrence of an asynchronous event to an executing program, or
developerWorks: Signals as a Linux Debugging Tool (Dec 02, 2005, 05:30)
"By focusing on the analysis of data captured using signal
handlers, you can speed up the most time-consuming part of
debugging: finding the bug..."