Developer Linux News for Dec 10, 2010
AMD's Linux Team Takes Another Blow (Dec 10, 2010, 23:04)
Phoronix: "The Catalyst Linux driver is now
largely on-par with the AMD Windows driver (except with areas like
XvBA for video acceleration), but today AMD's Linux team is facing
a new loss."
Optimizing MySQL Query Retrieval Speed Through Table Joins (Dec 10, 2010, 22:34)
Database Journal: "A poorly optimized query can
become the bottleneck in an otherwise highly optimized process. In
many cases, the source of the slow performance is improper table
joining in the WHERE clause. With that in mind, this article looks
at ways to optimize table joins for speedy data retrieval."
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The Introduction of APACHE Wave
(Dec 10, 2010, 16:04)
MWD: "The non-profit organization Apache
software foundation has accepted the Google wave into the incubator
program. The foundation has a reputation for raring up communities
that create software."
Apache is being forced into a Java Fork (Dec 10, 2010, 13:34)
ZDNet: "Everyone who follows Java knew that the
Apache Software Foundation was going to resign from its nominal
Java Community Process leadership position."
Expert Says Goldman Code Contained Open-Source Software (Dec 10, 2010, 13:04)
The Wall Street Journal: "The proprietary
source code a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer is accused
of stealing contains a good bit of software that's freely available
on the Internet, a defense witness testified on Wednesday."
Death by Open Source
(Dec 10, 2010, 09:04)
Open Source Exposed: "The article reveals Scott
McNeally's, founder of Sun, thoughts on open source and how it
caused the collapse of Sun Microsystems."
Who�s to Blame for the Linux Kernel? (Dec 10, 2010, 05:04)
Linux Magazine: "Ever wonder who contributes
the most to the Linux kernel? Of course you have. Here's a hint:
It's not Canonical, certainly not Microsoft, and you might be
surprised which companies crack the top 20 and where." Link