Developer Linux News for Feb 18, 2010
Open source: dangerous to computing education? (Feb 18, 2010, 23:02)
OpenSource.com: "At a time when we are trying
to broaden participation in computing, open source development is
even more closed and less diverse than commercial software
It's not just Twitter (Feb 18, 2010, 22:02)
Cyber Cynic: "A recent Washington Post story
observed that Twitter loves open source. Twitter's not the only
ones. Most, if not all, social networks are built on top of Linux
and open-source software."
What does MeeGo mean for Mobile Linux? (Feb 18, 2010, 20:32)
Netstat -vat: "There have been multiple efforts
from multiple vendor groups over the last 5 years to develop a
successful mobile Linux operating system."
Video: Andrew Tanenbaum on Bugs and Minix' Reincarnation Server (Feb 18, 2010, 19:32)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Linux Pro Magazine met the
author of numerous standard works in informatics and the most
famous Linux critic at the Fosdem in Brussels"
How To Switch Permalink Structure In WordPress Under Ubuntu (Feb 18, 2010, 19:02)
Howtoforge: "So let's say after using your
WordPress blog for a while you've decided to change your permalink
structure to something more readable than the default ?p=123."
Lantronix Launches Global XPort Pro Design Contest (Feb 18, 2010, 18:02)
Lewis Wire press release: "Lantronix will award
prizes of $6,000 and $3,000 to the two top entries for Best Linux
Design, and a separate prize of $3,000 for the Best Student Linux
Is Open Source Too Open for its Own Good? (Feb 18, 2010, 15:32)
The H Open: "Hitherto, there has been an
unspoken faith that people submitting patches can be trusted
because they are generally known, and have a track record, just as
Ts'o did back in the early days of Linux."
Cinecutie - New Video editor and composer for Linux (Feb 18, 2010, 14:02)
Ubuntu Geek: "After lot of time spent to learn
the cinelerra code, I want to move an other step on the opensource
contribute. I'm started from tangolerra project made by Franco
Iacomella and after an hard job with svg I made my personal mochup
of Cinelerra called Cutiehd."
Using QEMU for cross-platform development (Feb 18, 2010, 12:02)
IBM Developerworks: "Summary: One of Linux's
strengths is its cross-platform nature: you can run it on x86,
x86-64, SPARC, PowerPC, and many other central processing units
(CPUs). This wealth of hardware choices poses a challenge for
software developers, though. Ensuring that software compiles, and
runs correctly, on all platforms can be difficult. The use of the
QEMU package can help ease this burden."
Under the Hood with MeeGo (Feb 18, 2010, 00:02)
Linux.com: "Put aside that difference, though,
and the projects are peas in a pod. Furthermore, given that the
Linux kernel supports more than two-dozen architectures, can't open
source app stacks evolve beyond architectural boundaries? Sure they
can, and many have."