Developer Linux News for Oct 14, 2008
Cisco Targets Linux Developers (Oct 14, 2008, 22:33)
InternetNews: "Networking giant Cisco is
gearing up to expand its Linux platform with a bunch of new
hardware. But it won't be a success without developers to build
more applications for the platform, so a little romancing is in
Create a Constant Keystroke-Dynamics Monitor With Perl and xev (Oct 14, 2008, 22:03)
IBM Developerworks: "Learn how to use Perl,
xev, and custom algorithms to monitor who is currently at the
keyboard based on characteristic typing patterns."
Shantz Copy Basket - A Tool to Simplify Copy Pasting Like Never Before (Oct 14, 2008, 19:33)
Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "I'm sure you
have copied/moved files on your computer from one place to another.
And I'm sure often you have to do more than just "single-shot"
copying that is copy a few files to one place, move a few to
another, and copy yet some more to one more location. Well, I had
to do this quite a few times..."
Copyleft and Closed Dual
License Ethics (Oct 14, 2008, 18:35)
daniel.haxx.se: "It's perfectly legal for them
to do this, as the company is the copyright holder of all the
files, they can just easily re-release everything under whatever
license they want at their own discretion. The condition is of
course that they are in fact copyright holders of
Keeping the Kernel Klean (Oct 14, 2008, 12:05)
Linux Journal: "Operating systems drive
devices. Linux is driven by open-source imperatives. So, naturally,
Linux's kernel developers have a problem with closed-source kernel
modules. And, just as naturally, they've hacked up a statement they
hope will discourage the closed and encourage the open."
C++: the Ugly Useful Programming Language (Oct 14, 2008, 04:35)
Indigo Jo Blogs: "Eric Raymond, author of the
[Computer] Jargon File, The Cathedral and The Bazaar and a number
of well-used but little-known pieces of software, is working on a
book, putatively titled Why C++ Is Not Our Favorite Programming
Language. In his recent announcement, he lays out why he wants to
"harpoon the Great White Whale of programming languages""