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Developer Linux News for Oct 15, 2008

  • Livin' La Vida Linux (Oct 15, 2008, 18:33)
    Between the Lines: "The only price for access to this incredible wealth of software is to obey the Free Software licenses and give their customers the same freedoms that they themselves have."

  • Migrating to Linux: How and Why (Oct 15, 2008, 17:33)
    Electronics Weekly: "Linux has gained a firm position in the embedded market. This raises the question of whether it is worth developing new products with Linux and replacing an existing operating system with Linux. There is effort and risk in any migration of an operating system, and the technical difficulties and analysis and planning for migration to embedded Linux require consideration and time."

  • Linux Standard Base 4 is Coming in for a Landing (Oct 15, 2008, 16:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "If you write software for Linux though you can pretty much do whatever you want, except, of course, you shouldn't. Because if you do re-invent the wheel every time you write for Linux, we end up with software that doesn't work or play well with other Linux software. That's where the LSB (Linux Standard Base) comes in."

  • OLPC / Sugar - Book Sprint, part I: Preparations (Oct 15, 2008, 15:33)
    OLPC News: "Recently Anne Gentle and I organised the 3rd FLOSS Manuals Book Sprint, which was the first for OLPC and Sugar. We had recently been approached by David Farning from Sugar Labs to host the Sugar documentation and there followed a frenzy of discussion on multiple mailing-lists about who would manage, write, and host the documentation for both OLPC and Sugar."

  • Open Source Business Does Not Scale (Oct 15, 2008, 15:17)
    Open Enterprise: "In particular, people worry about how to make an open source business "scale" - shorthand for finding a way to make lots of money without really trying. As the CAOS report notes, the only way people have been able to come up with something that "scales" is to add proprietary elements."

  • On GNOME: Gruber's Wrong, But That Doesn't Make Me Right (Oct 15, 2008, 14:03)
    Tecosystems: "“The big win is saying 'screw you' to KDE and Gnome and all those crap Linux interfaces and APIs." - John Gruber, Daring Fireball"

  • Deliver Linux High Availability With a Xen Virtual Server (Oct 15, 2008, 07:33)
    IBM Developworks: "Get step-by-step details to implement Xen virtual server high availability via the IBM® System Director Virtual Availability Manager. The Virtual Availability Manager is included in the IBM System Director Virtualization Manager package, an extension for IBM Director. In this article, the authors walk you through all the steps, from prerequisites and setup to troubleshooting—everything you need to get started delivering virtual high availability capabilities."

  • Bash Script To Get You Your Daily Farmer's Almanac Information (Oct 15, 2008, 03:03)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "This script gets its content from The Original Farmer's Almanac Site and is actually easier to use because it accepts no arguments. We didn't do this to be cruel, but if you check out the Official Site, you'll see that specific-day access isn't readily available (only "Red Letter Days")."