Developer Linux News for May 08, 2007
Supporting Open Source While Opposing Copyright (May 08, 2007, 21:45)
QuestionCopyright.org: "The piece's most
obvious problem is its conflation of copyright with
How to Kill Open Source (May 08, 2007, 21:00)
ZDNet: "...[M]any in the open source community
are under the mistaken impression that the war is over and they
Meek Not Geek--Interview with Michael Meeks of OpenOffice.org (May 08, 2007, 19:30)
Tux Deluxe: "One of these is Michael Meeks, a
Cambridge graduate who began his Linux career at GNOME desktop
start-up Ximian, and now works as part of Novell's OpenOffice.org
Interview with Simon Phipps (May 08, 2007, 16:30)
Linux Journal: "Simon Phipps defends the
open-source roots of Sun and the GPL-ization of Java..."
Open Source Goals Outlined in Report (May 08, 2007, 15:45)
Application Development Trends: "For instance,
participants noted a growing similarity in methods between
open-source and proprietary software development. They predicted
some kind of convergence, where the best of both approaches gets
adopted in each camp..."
Novell Linux Desktop Architect Goes to Google (May 08, 2007, 14:15)
DesktopLinux: "On May 4, Robert Love resigned
as chief architect of Novell's Linux desktop efforts. He has since
announced that he has accepted a position at Google..."
Promise Kept: Sun Delivers Open Source Java (May 08, 2007, 13:30)
internetnews.com: "Sun Microsystems today will
announce it's released a fully buildable Java Development Kit for
Java Platform Standard Edition under the GNU General Public License
"Spare Cycles" or Selfless Souls? (May 08, 2007, 01:30)
The NeoSmart Files: "...[D]o people actually
believe that open source exists only because we [the developers,
the contributors, the testers, the documenters, and just about
everyone else involved in the process] are too bored and have
nothing better to be doing...?!"
Should Copyright Be Abolished? (May 08, 2007, 00:45)
Brain Handles: "The problem with a large part
of the anti-copyright crowd is that they don't understand or won't
admit what copyright entails as a concept..."
Rampant Layering Syndrome (May 08, 2007, 00:00)
ars technica: "I won't repeat Jeff's long
rebuttal here, but suffice it to say that I've long seen the Linux
community's inability to design, plan, and act in a holistic manner
(i.e., 'across layers') as its greatest weakness..."