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Developer Linux News for Dec 23, 2009

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: How we get there (Dec 23, 2009, 22:47)
    We'll see: "The development of Ubuntu 10.04 has been underway for nearly two months now, and will produce our third long-term (LTS) release in April. Rick Spencer, desktop engineering manager, summarized what's ahead for the desktop team, and a similar update will be coming soon from Jos Boumans, our new engineering manager for the server team."

  • Sun Reductions Will Hit Open Source Efforts (Dec 23, 2009, 22:02)
    Internet News: "In late November, many thousands of Sun Microsystems employees got the word that effective January 4, their services will no longer be required. While the cuts were expected, the extent of the layoffs are more far-reaching than might be expected."

  • Hackers break Amazon's Kindle DRM (Dec 23, 2009, 19:02)
    The Register: "An Israeli hacker says he has broken copyright protections built in to Amazon's Kindle for PC, a feat that allows ebooks stored on the application to work with other devices."

  • Dreamwidth's Diversity is its Strength (Dec 23, 2009, 18:17)
    Linux Planet: "Dreamwidth, the community-based open-source blog service, has been highlighted for the diversity of its developer community, and its newbie-friendly dev culture. Juliet Kemp talks to founders Mark Smith and Denise Paolucci about how the project has taken off."

  • LCA 2010: Guiding little ones down the FOSS path (Dec 23, 2009, 04:02)
    IT Wire: "Nathan Torkington is one developer who's at ease no matter whether he's coding with his peers, consulting, or teaching children how to sink their teeth into programming using free and open source software."