Developer Linux News for Oct 26, 2010
SaaS Startups Should Check Out CouchDB First (Oct 26, 2010, 23:02)
Cloudave: "The problem lies with how GPL
asserts the copyright (well, copyleft). Even though it was designed
with an intention to ensure the users' freedom to tinker with the
free software, it has the nasty side effect of centralizing the
power with the original author of the software."
What's Next for Ubuntu? (Oct 26, 2010, 21:02)
Linux Planet: "Where will Ubuntu be in 5 years?
Is the future of Ubuntu with Open Core? Mark Shuttleworth tells
Using Strace to Trace Problems (Oct 26, 2010, 20:04)
ServerWatch: "Having trouble figuring out why
Apache isn't starting, or another program is crashing and burning,
and the logfiles are giving no clue? Time to reach for strace."
The kernel column #93 by Jon Masters (Oct 26, 2010, 19:02)
Linux User and Developer: "Linux averages 5.5
changes per hour, every hour of every day, and is perhaps one of
the most active software projects in human history. Jon Masters
charts these changes every month in quite possibly the best
technical column in human history"
Story fixed --ed.
Simon Phipps unbound (Oct 26, 2010, 18:02)
ZDNet: "It's easy to forget the thing that got
you started. It's easy to forget in open source it started with
principles, with liberty, equality and community."
Shuttleworth: Unity shell will be default desktop in Ubuntu 11.04 (Oct 26, 2010, 16:02)
ars Technica: "I also asked Shuttleworth why
Canonical is building its own shell rather than customizing the
GNOME Shell. He says that Canonical made an effort to participate
in the GNOME Shell design process and found that Ubuntu's vision
for the future of desktop interfaces was fundamentally different
from that of the upstream GNOME Shell developers"
OpenOffice.org and the Unnecessary Ultimatum (Oct 26, 2010, 15:02)
Datamation: "This week, the results are
revealed: resignations of key people, and a growing tendency to
choose sides in the community. And the tragedy is that none of this
angst seems necessary."
KSnapshot gains free-region capture (Oct 26, 2010, 14:32)
elpauer: "I have just committed free-region
capture to KSnapshot, which makes possible to capture arbitrary
Past, Present and Future of Metasploit (Oct 26, 2010, 07:02)
Net-Security: "What was it like bringing a
rather famous open source product with a dedicated user-base like
Metasploit into a corporate environment...?"