Developer Linux News for Sep 25, 2009
There�s a reason smartphones are locked down (Sep 25, 2009, 23:02)
IT Pro: "Search, and the apps powered by
search, are where Google makes its money and they're not open
source and you can't use them without permission. Parts of the
Android SDK are proprietary as well."
Google shutting down independent Android image developers? (Sep 25, 2009, 22:02)
LWN.net: "There are reports that Google has
sent a cease-and-desist letter to CyanogenMod, perhaps the most
active independent creator of alternative images for Android phones
since JesusFreke left the scene."
Learn Qt programming with our free tutorials (Sep 25, 2009, 21:32)
Tuxradar: "We've put up three tutorials using
Qt, and we think you should try them. Why? Because they use Nokia's
awesome new Qt Creator tool for quick design. Because Qt is easy to
learn, cross-platform, super fast and lots of fun. Because each of
those tutorials is a complete, finished project that does something
useful and is easily extended to fit your needs."
FOSS license compliance in the consumer electronics market (Sep 25, 2009, 20:32)
LWN.net: "The consumer electronics market is an
area where FOSS license compliance is particularly problematic.
This is primarily attributable to economic reasons rather than
dishonesty, but in a market worth more than $335 Billion in 2008,
it is an issue worth exploring."
Intel Inside Could Mean a TV That Watches You (Sep 25, 2009, 19:32)
InternetNews: "Another, potentially disturbing
element for privacy advocates, of the smart TV was it knew, thanks
to a mobile Internet device (MID) Rattner had been carrying, that
he recently visited a musical instrument store."
Developing applications "Quickly" (Sep 25, 2009, 17:02)
LWN.net: "Quickly is a new utility to simplify
Linux application development by bootstrapping repetitive project
setup, user interface, packaging, and release chores. It targets
both new application developers and those who simply want to speed
up recurring tasks."
Paris Court of Appeals condemns Edu4 for violating the GNU General Public License (Sep 25, 2009, 13:44)
The Free Software Pact: "In a landmark ruling
that will set legal precedent, the Paris Court of Appeals decided
last week that the company Edu4 violated the terms of the GNU
General Public License (GPL) when it distributed binary copies of
the remote desktop access software VNC but denied users access to
its corresponding source code."
Intel Ports Linux Netbook OS to Desktops (Sep 25, 2009, 12:14)
PC World: "Intel has expanded the scope of
Linux-based Moblin by porting the OS from netbooks to mobile
devices and desktops, where it could compete with Microsoft's
Is free software major league or minor? (Sep 25, 2009, 09:34)
Free Software Magazine: "Is free software
really capable of serving end users or not? This issue has
political consequences, which is part of what makes it important:
either free software is â€œminor
leagueâ€ or itâ€™s
Moblin Linux tech prominent at IDF (Sep 25, 2009, 04:34)
Moblin Zone: "Asianux demo'd a MID with a
pivoting dual display -- one side for the phone UI, one for the
Moblin UI side"