Developer Linux News for Nov 24, 2009
FSF works with PayPal to the benefit of the free software community (Nov 24, 2009, 20:32)
FSF.org: "Usually when you hear good news about
licensing from the Free Software Foundation (FSF), it's because
some noteworthy software has become free software or GPL-compatible
when it wasn't before. Today's news is a little unorthodox because
it doesn't fit that description--but it will still be a big help to
free software developers."
Information sources for documenting free software (Nov 24, 2009, 20:02)
Off the Beat: "Last week, I wrote about the
problems of writing documentation for free software. This week, I'd
like to write about the practical challenges -- specifically, what
knowledge you need to write free software documentation, and the
available sources of information."
Toward a smarter OOM killer (Nov 24, 2009, 18:32)
LWN.net: "The Linux memory management code does
its best to ensure that memory will always be available when some
part of the system needs it. That effort notwithstanding, it is
still possible for a system to reach a point where no memory is
Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool (Delay in releasing GPL code) (Nov 24, 2009, 17:02)
Port 25: "As you know, Microsoft recently
committed to making the source code as well as binaries for the
Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool available this week.."
Nmap 5.10BETA1 released (Nov 24, 2009, 15:32)
Nmap: "Hi folks. I'm happy to announce our
first post-5.00 release! It contains the results of a full five
months of work, since the 5.00 release candidate was branched off
in June. Good work, everybody!"
Who’s afraid of Ubuntu Women? (Nov 24, 2009, 06:02)
We'll see: "The focus seemed to be on reviewing
the group’s objectives and agreeing who would take the next
steps. The objectives were as follows: Clarify the purpose of the