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Developer Linux News for Oct 13, 2009

  • The Apache Software Foundation's President Dissects the "Apache Way" (Oct 13, 2009, 23:33)
    OStatic: "Over the past decade, the enormous reach of technologies from The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) make them among the most ubiquitous in open source, with billions of users each day. The ASF's first project also happens to be its most popular: the Apache HTTP Server..."

  • Happy 9th Birthday OpenOffice.org! (Oct 13, 2009, 23:03)
    GullFOSS: "Nine years ago today, Oct 13th, OpenOffice.org was called into being."

  • Update packages: Git v1.6.5 for Ubuntu Jaunty and Ubuntu Karmic (Oct 13, 2009, 22:03)
    My Thoughts: "On Saturday Oct 10, 2009, version 1.6.5 of git was released. This version is currently available in my repository for both Jaunty and Karmic."

  • Are App Stores Evil? (Oct 13, 2009, 19:33)
    Linux Magazine: "It can take longer today to deploy your application than it does to write your application. It is an understatement to say that navigating the business landscape is quite burdensome for today's mobile developer."

  • OpenInkpot: free software for e-book readers (Oct 13, 2009, 18:03)
    LWN.net: "OpenInkpot (or OI) intends to be a full alternative, free software stack for e-ink based readers. It comes with a "bookshelf" menu to handle your collection of e-books and brings the popular FBReader and Cool Reader to display most e-book formats, among them epub, fb2, txt, html, rtf, pdb, plucker and mobipocket."

  • KDE Social Desktop Contest: Freeing the Web (Oct 13, 2009, 17:33)
    Datamation: "Imagine being able to search for help online without leaving your desktop application. An About dialog you could use to contact the developer. A site where you could post works in progress directly from your desktop for criticism."

  • How to Advocate for/against Mono Convincingly (Oct 13, 2009, 15:03)
    Chao-Kuei's Notes: "I, [insert your name and a link here], recommend my employer, [insert your company's name and a link here], to use software linked with Mono. I am willing to donate one full year's salary to my company if my company ever gets threatened by or has to pay for patents directly related to this library."

  • The Two Elephant Problem (Oct 13, 2009, 14:03)
    The H Open: "When an open source project wants to make major changes in its core code, such as revamping a user interface library, it faces the two elephant problem."

  • The FFII and Red Hat�s CEO Express Dissatisfaction with United States Patent System (Oct 13, 2009, 13:03)
    Boycott Novell: "Summary: More new calls for the elimination of software patents in the USPTO"

  • Everything is Unix (Oct 13, 2009, 10:33)
    Linux Magazine: "Programming in a higher-level language, it's often easy to forget about using lower-level Unix facilities in tricky situations. Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what you might be missing."