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Developer Linux News for Dec 18, 2009

  • Understanding licenses, bit by bit (2) (Dec 18, 2009, 20:32)
    Fellowship of FSFE: "Thanks to all those who commented on my recent proposal to "iconify" licenses. That is, representing the essential terms of various Free Software licenses as icons so you can quickly get a feel for their meaning."

  • Ubuntu 10.04 will bring panel overhaul, social network menu (Dec 18, 2009, 19:32)
    ars Technica: "Canonical has revealed plans to bring social networking integration and GNOME panel improvements in the next major version of Ubuntu. Notification area icons will be replaced by a new application indicator system. The panel will also feature a new Me Menu for setting messaging status."

  • Inside the Linux 2.6 Completely Fair Scheduler (Dec 18, 2009, 15:47)
    IBM Developerworks: "The Linux scheduler is an interesting study in competing pressures....Although Linux was originally developed as a desktop operating system experiment, you'll now find it on servers, tiny embedded devices, mainframes, and supercomputers. Not surprisingly, the scheduling loads for these domains differ."

  • SELinux and PostgreSQL: a worthwhile union? (Dec 18, 2009, 13:32)
    LWN.net: "When your editor was in Tokyo recently, he had the privilege to talk with KaiGai Kohei at some length about the SE-PgSQL patch set. This work, developed by KaiGai for the last two years or so, integrates SELinux with the PostgreSQL database manager, enabling fine-grained control over access to data stored within a database."

  • Amberdms gives open source accounting green light (Dec 18, 2009, 12:47)
    Techworld: "New Zealand software company Amberdms has released a Web-based open source accounting and billing application aimed at simplifying business and customer management."