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Developer Linux News for Mar 08, 2011

  • Are Mobile Apps Violating Open Source Licenses? (Mar 08, 2011, 23:05)
    Linux Planet: "There are a lot of mobile apps that use open source software, but how many of them are in compliance with open source licensing rules? As it turns out, not very many."

  • Web Developer School: Working with CSS in Joomla! (Mar 08, 2011, 22:35)
    HTML Goodies: "Working with CSS in Joomla! can be a bit daunting at first. But like anything new, after you study and learn the different aspects of it, you'll be updating your CSS files with ease."

  • Of the community, not above the community (Mar 08, 2011, 21:05)
    OpenSource.com: "Since I've recently been on one of my Tom Sawyer rants again about the lack of humility I see in many community efforts, I thought I'd share a story that might help you visualize the role your organization could play in the communities it belongs to."

  • Tracing on Linux (Mar 08, 2011, 20:35)
    Scott James Remnant: "The Linux tracing APIs are a relatively new addition to the kernel and one of the most powerful new features its gained in a long time. Unfortunately the plethora of terms and names for the system can be confusing, so in this follow-up to my previous post on the proc connector and socket filter, I'll take a look at achieving the same result using tracing and hopefully unravel a little of the mystery along the way."

  • Google Extends Honeycomb API to Combat Android Fragmentation (Mar 08, 2011, 19:05)
    Developer.com: "Third-party Android application developers can now use Google's Fragments API, part of Honeycomb or Android 3.0, without sacrificing backwards compatibility with existing Android smartphones."

  • Optimizing Linux with cheap flash drives (Mar 08, 2011, 15:05)
    LWN.net: "If Linux is to make proper use of of this class of hardware, it must drive it in a way which is aware of its advantages and disadvantages."

  • Microsoft Is Said to Pay Nokia More Than $1 Billion in Deal (Mar 08, 2011, 14:05)
    Businessweek: "Microsoft Corp. will pay Nokia Oyj more than $1 billion to promote and develop Windows-based handsets as part of their smartphone software agreement, according to two people with knowledge of the terms."

  • Canonical intelligently reinvents the scrollbar for Ubuntu (Mar 08, 2011, 13:35)
    Geek.com: "Could they remove the permanent scrollbars at the edge of windows in Ubuntu to free up more space for content while still allowing them to work with a cursor? The answer was a definite yes, and the re-design is now being experimented with."

  • Women who inspire (Mar 08, 2011, 05:05)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Congratulations to Leigh Honeywell, the 2011 Weakest Geek! I also want to thank Leigh for giving me my only correct answer during the Weakest Geek competition."