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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 available."

  • 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 #ubuntu-women channel"