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Developer Linux News for Jan 29, 2010

  • Canonical copyright assignment policy 'same as others' (Jan 29, 2010, 20:03)
    IT Wire: "Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth has called for an uniform copyright assignment policy for contributors to free and open source software projects."

  • As the GPL fades � (Jan 29, 2010, 19:33)
    451 CAOS Theory: "We're continuing to see signs that the dominant GPL open source license may be fading from favor among commercial open source software players."

  • KDE to Appear at SCALE 8x (Jan 29, 2010, 19:03)
    KDE.news: "Looking to help the KDE community and living in Southern California? Then this is a great opportunity for you! The Southern California Linux Expo will be in town February 20-21, 2010, at the Westin Hotel near LAX. All you need to help out is to be willing and able to be there and be a user of KDE's applications, such as the Plasma Workspaces, Amarok and Koffice."

  • LCA: How to destroy your community (Jan 29, 2010, 18:33)
    LWN.net: "Josh Berkus is well known as a PostgreSQL hacker, but, as it happens, he also picked up some valuable experience during his stint at "The Laboratory for the Destruction of Communities," otherwise known as Sun Microsystems. That experience has been distilled into a "patented ten-step method" on how to free a project of unwelcome community involvement."

  • Mitigate the Security Risks of PHP System Command Execution (Jan 29, 2010, 07:33)
    PHP Builder: "Hopefully, you understand how important it is to thoroughly validate all user input accepted through a web form; after all, if you neglect this task, your data could be stolen or damaged via a SQL injection attack, or your users could be spoofed via a cross-site scripting attack."

  • New Qt Training Courses, KD Tools 2.2 Released, Steven Kelly Interviewe (Jan 29, 2010, 05:33)
    LinuxPR KDAB, the Qt Experts have issued a new release of the Qt Addon collection KD Tools. This release goes along with a significant extension of KDAB's training course offering, now including in-depth trainings and more advanced topics.

  • Alfresco to drop GPL, goes LGPL (Jan 29, 2010, 00:03)
    The H Open: "Alfresco has announced that it is changing the licensing of the community edition of its enterprise content management system from GPL to LGPL."