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Developer Linux News for Feb 11, 2009

  • Open Source in India Today (Feb 11, 2009, 23:32)
    FOSS Bazaar: "The benefits of open source - affordability, availability of source code and freedom of choice - have made open source a preferred platform for many innovative Indian organizations and individuals who want to harness the power of high quality software which can be freely adapted to their own requirements."

  • Android moving on to mobile Internet tablets, media players (Feb 11, 2009, 20:02)
    ars Technica: "The new branch--which is codenamed Cupcake—introduces support for several important features, including an on-screen keyboard. This critical feature, which was missing from Android at launch, will make Android a viable platform for touchscreen tablet devices that don't have hardware keyboards."

  • Looking Inside Microsoft's Open Source Repository (Feb 11, 2009, 18:02)
    Datamation: "Quoting a blog entry about CodePlex's growth, Assay suggests that the last year "has seen Microsoft make serious progress toward real open-source savvy." A closer look at the site, however, suggests that he may have too optimistic."

  • Open letter to Obama: Uncle Sam should go open source (Feb 11, 2009, 12:02)
    ars Technica: "The Obama administration has expressed interest in evaluating the potential benefits of broader open source adoption in government IT, but it's unclear if its current approach will be able to produce sound policy guidance."

  • Monty Widenius talks about why he left Sun Microsystems (Feb 11, 2009, 03:02)
    Tectonic: "The other side of the coin was that some people in MySQL management made my life hell; They didn't let me participate in MySQL development, didn't give me resources in doing Maria development and did a lot of backstabbing to make my life difficult."