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Developer Linux News for Oct 15, 2009

  • Overcoming the "Most Vexing Parse" Problem (Oct 15, 2009, 21:33)
    DevX: "This 10-Minute Solution explains where and why that parse problem happens, and presents two simple techniques to avert it."

  • Monomania (Oct 15, 2009, 20:03)
    Tux Deluxe: "Given all this controversy I thought I might as well write down my own thoughts on the matter, and even try and change a few minds into the bargain."

  • We take these open-source truths to be self-evident (Oct 15, 2009, 19:03)
    The Open Road: "The logic of open source is increasingly clear to a growing number of businesses. Ironically, however, that logic generally dovetails with a recognition of how to marry open source with a proprietary revenue driver."

  • openSUSE 11.2 RC1 Puts the 2.6.31.3 Linux Kernel to Work (Oct 15, 2009, 17:03)
    Softpedia: "While openSUSE 11.2 has been in development for quite a while now, today the developer team has made available the first release candidate of this operating system, as it nears its November 12 due date."

  • Gentoo: �We're Not Dead� (Oct 15, 2009, 16:03)
    Linux Magazine: "In 2008 the Gentoo Foundation ceased to exist, sending rumors of Gentoo's demise and ultimate death circulating around the Internet. Almost two years on, the distro is still here and celebrating its 10th anniversary. How close did the distro come to disaster, and where does it stand now?"

  • How Nokia Learned to Love Openness (Oct 15, 2009, 15:33)
    Open Enterprise: "As I wrote on this blog at the beginning of this year, KDE and Qt had a slightly rocky start to their free software journey – one that ended only recently with the release of Qt under the LGPL."

  • Mark Spencer talks 10 years of Asterisk (Oct 15, 2009, 14:03)
    CIO: "Having grown well beyond its humble beginnings as a personal project, the Asterisk open source PBX turns 10 this month and currently has more than 400 contributors."

  • James Hall: Open source software in the real world (Oct 15, 2009, 13:03)
    Collective Imagination: "This is a follow-up guest post by software and system engineer, and former maintainer of freeDOS, about Free and OpenSource software. Here, James talks about the pragmatics of running an OpenSource software project, based on his experience with freeDOS."

  • EFF Warns Texas Instruments to Stop Harassing Calculator Hobbyists (Oct 15, 2009, 09:03)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warned Texas Instruments (TI) today not to pursue its baseless legal threats against calculator hobbyists who blogged about potential modifications to the company's programmable graphing calculators."