Developer Linux News for Jan 21, 2009
LCA2009: That mysterious thing called the kernel (Jan 21, 2009, 23:32)
IT Wire: "Corbet's talk, titled "Joining the
mob: a guide to the kernel development process", was presented in
his usual concise manner."
LCA2009: Getting FOSS developers and companies to play nicely (Jan 21, 2009, 21:02)
IT Wire: "When Bdale Garbee speaks, people in
the free and open source software worlds stop and listen. Let me
reword that a bit - when Bdale Garbee speaks, people in the
technology industry stop and listen."
link fixed-- ed.
Obama administration seeks advice on benefits of open source (Jan 21, 2009, 18:02)
451 CAOS Theory: "Not from The 451 Group,
unfortunately, but from Sun's chairman and co-founder Scott
McNealy, who told the BBC he has been asked by the new
administration to prepare a paper on how the use of open source
software within government can improve both security and the
cost-effective use of technology."
Micosoft man encounters Linux storm (Jan 21, 2009, 17:32)
FOSSBazaar: "Lawrence Crumpton from Microsoft
explains how open source is becoming more mainstream at the
This is the video of the talk where Mr. Crumpton learned that
Microsoft's usual double-talk does not work on knowledgeable
Linux video converter released (Jan 21, 2009, 16:02)
Rudd-O: "True to its flexible and capable
roots, Linux has a ton of ways to convert videos, with multiple
competing projects all featuring astounding capabilities."
Linus Torvalds on regression, laziness and having his code rejected (Jan 21, 2009, 15:32)
APC Magazine: "Corbet noted that regression --
introducing code which helps fix some issues in the open-source OS,
but is also known to cause other problems -- is actively
discouraged. "There is a pretty strong ethic towards not breaking
things and I think that has gotten stronger over time," Corbet
An Intro to HyperGrid, OpenSim's Hyperlink Architecture for the Metaverse (Jan 21, 2009, 12:02)
OStatic: "The open source project originated as
a reverse-engineered spinoff of Second Life's GPL-licensed viewer
code, and continues growing and evolving far beyond it. Especially
with the recent addition of an important feature: the "Hypergrid",
a new core OpenSim network architecture which may well establish
the HTTP protocol of the metaverse."
AMD Catalyst vs. X.Org Radeon Driver 2D Performance (Jan 21, 2009, 10:32)
Phoronix: "One of the common complaints about
the ATI Catalyst Linux driver is slow 2D performance, but is this
really the case? Does AMD's binary-only Linux driver have 2D
performance issues that could actually make it run slower than the