Developer Linux News for Jul 24, 2009
Maybe software services could harm free software after all (Jul 24, 2009, 20:33)
O'Reilly Blogs: "What worries free software
advocates is that their software can be enhanced without sharing
the source, if the software is hidden behind a web interface. I
claimed that this is not really a threat to the free software
How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software (Jul 24, 2009, 20:03)
GNU.org: "I support these changes, in general;
but the specific combination chosen by the Swedish Pirate Party
backfires ironically in the special case of free software. I'm sure
that they did not intend to hurt free software, but that's what
Linux tip: Creating a pixel ruler from the command line (Jul 24, 2009, 19:03)
IBM Developerworks: "Learn how to use the Linux
command line and some basic Bash scripting techniques to draw lines
and text on images using ImageMagick. And create a pixel ruler
along the way."
Intel's Wind River Claims Lead in Embedded Linux (Jul 24, 2009, 16:03)
InternetNews: "Intel's Wind River subsidiary is
now the leader in embedded Linux, at least when it comes to
revenues, according to the market analysis by VDC Research."
Microsoft Linux code originally violated GPL (Jul 24, 2009, 15:33)
IT Wire: "The driver code that Microsoft
contributed to the Linux kernel this week was originally in
violation of the GPL, a post by Stephen Hemminger, an engineer with
open source vendor Vyatta, says."
Microsoft and Vyatta rebutt reports of GPL violation (Jul 24, 2009, 14:33)
The H Open: "Reports that Microsoft had to
release the Hyper-V Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) under
the GPLv2 because they had violated the GPL have been rebutted by
Microsoft and Vyatta."
Open-Source Apps Earn Software Security Seal Of Approval (Jul 24, 2009, 14:03)
bMighty: "Two prominent open-source projects
recently got a thumbs-up from Veracode, a company that applies a
standards-based approach to software vulnerability testing."
Convert SpreadSheets to CSV files with Python and pyuno, Part 1v2 (Jul 24, 2009, 10:03)
Linux Journal: "One of the enhancement
suggestions I got was to add the ability to extract all the sheets
and/or a specific sheet rather than always extracting the first
sheet. The following update to the code does just that."
Communicating requirements to kernel developers (Jul 24, 2009, 04:03)
LWN.net: "Recently, the question of how
user-space programmers can communicate requirements to the kernel
community was raised. The ensuing discussion was short on
definitive answers, but it did begin to clarify a problem in an