Developer Linux News for Sep 21, 2010
Clearing the FUD around Ubuntu Application Review Process (Sep 21, 2010, 22:04)
Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "An
application review process was announced today for getting your
apps into Ubuntu "extras" repository. But like most other
announcements of new things, this one was met as well with as much
criticism as the praise it got."
Open Hardware: What's It All About? (Sep 21, 2010, 21:04)
Linux.com: "Open source, open licensing, free
redistribution, collaborative, and community-based development
– many hands make light work. They've done wonders for Linux,
but can these concepts apply to hardware as well as software?"
PostgreSQL 9 Advances Database Replication (Sep 21, 2010, 20:34)
Datamation: "The open source PostgreSQL project
is out with a major new database release this week adding in
support for features that expand scalability, security and
Canonical Designer Shows Off User-Aware Prototype (Sep 21, 2010, 20:04)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Over at Canonical's design
blog, Christian Giordano introduced an early prototype for a
user-aware framework that tracks a user's movements and responds by
triggering different actions."
Strategy, Tactics, and why companies are free to not contribute. (Sep 21, 2010, 19:04)
carlodaffara.conecta.it: "On the other hand,
two points should be made to complement this view: the first is
that some companies contribute in ways that are difficult to
measure, and the second is that sometimes companies have no
economic reasons to do so."
The geek who guides Linux Australia's fortunes (Sep 21, 2010, 18:34)
IT Wire: "John Ferlito doesn't like to be
called a nerd. He prefers to be referred to as a geek - though
judging from his photo, he looks just like one of the many youthful
businessmen in the tech community."
Cisco doesn't contribute nearly enough to open source (Sep 21, 2010, 17:04)
Network World: "Cisco's website proudly
proclaims it responsible for a half percent of the contributions to
the Linux kernel (0.5%). In reality, Cisco has been a near
non-entity as an open source contributor."
Direct3D 10/11 Is Now Natively Implemented On Linux! (Sep 21, 2010, 16:04)
Phoronix: "It's a pity Luca Barbieri or any
Mesa / Gallium3D developers are not at Oktoberfest as they are
deserving of more than a few Maß of Augustiner."
Ubuntu, Canonical Wallow in Muddy Waters with Contributors' Agreements (Sep 21, 2010, 15:34)
Datamation: "If you believe everything you read
on the Internet, then Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu
distribution, can't do anything right."
Open Source Security Revisited � With Enough Eyeballs, All Bugs Are Shallow (Sep 21, 2010, 13:04)
CloudAve: "It is a common knowledge that,
usually, Open Source projects are successful because of the
developers scratching their personal itch."
Python: Unit Testing with Doctest (Sep 21, 2010, 07:34)
Packt: "The title of this section, begs another
question: "Why do I care?" One answer is that Unit testing is a
best practice that has been evolving toward its current form over
most of the time that programming has existed."
An Ecology Of Ardour (Sep 21, 2010, 01:34)
Linux Journal: "Its importance reaches beyond
its status with recording musicians by supplying an open-source
realization of software on the order of professional-quality (and
typically closed-source) commercial products."