Developer Linux News for Aug 17, 2009
Best Open Source Projects of All Time (Aug 17, 2009, 22:01)
InfoWorld: "InfoWorld's Open Source Hall of
Fame recognizes the 36 most useful and important free open source
software projects in history"
The status of Intel video drivers for Linux (and what it means for your favorite (Aug 17, 2009, 21:31)
Distrowatch: "Anyone who reads the Linux
technical press, Linux blogs, or the comments section of
DistroWatch Weekly knows that there has been a lot of discussion,
dissatisfaction, and even anger over the state of Intel video
drivers for Linux."
Kernel Log – Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 3: Storage and file systems (Aug 17, 2009, 21:01)
The H Open: "The Kernel Log is taking the
opportunity to continue its series of reports on the major changes
in Linux 2.6.31 compared to the current 2.6.30 kernel with an
overview of storage and file systems."
ES: 'Open source science allows others to get involved' (Aug 17, 2009, 19:31)
OSOR.EU: "Researchers at the Spanish University
of Granada are publishing as open source their software simulating
the human nervous system, saying this is the only way to allow
other teams to become involved."
Torvalds bashes vendor-sec private Linux security list (Aug 17, 2009, 18:31)
Netstat -vat: "Torvalds notes in the 2.6.31 rc6
releases notes that the issue wasn't as bad as it could have been,
and that he would have likely delayed the fix were it not for the
fact that a private list (vendor-sec), apparently wasn't private
Rohde vs Viasat on GPL/LGPL (Viasat GPL violation) (Aug 17, 2009, 16:31)
Duff.dk: "I detailed some of my findings on the
internet...They decided to put two security investigators on the
case and they paid me a visit."
Netscape Founder Backs New Browser (Aug 17, 2009, 16:01)
NY Times: "Now a prominent Silicon Valley
financier, Mr. Andreessen is backing a start-up called RockMelt,
staffed with some of his close associates, that is building a new
Internet browser, according to people with knowledge of his
Faceting in Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server (Aug 17, 2009, 15:01)
Packt: "Faceting, after searching, is arguably
the second-most valuable feature in Solr. It is perhaps even the
most fun you'll have, because you will learn more about your data
than with any other feature."
CentOS turbulence and enterprise Linux tradeoffs (Aug 17, 2009, 13:31)
LWN.net: "Many, many sites depend on CentOS, so
anything which threatens the stability of that foundation is
certain to raise a number of eyebrows. Unfortunately, that is
exactly what happened at the end of July."
Happy Birthday Debian! (Aug 17, 2009, 13:01)
Debian News: "Fellow Linuxers, This is just to
announce the imminent completion of a brand-new Linux release,
which I'm calling the Debian Linux Release."