Developer Linux News for Mar 11, 2011
GPL expert gives Red Hat the all-clear (Mar 11, 2011, 23:02)
IT Wire: "Well-known free software activist and
GPL expert Bradley Kuhn says Red Hat's recent change of policy with
regard to provision of its kernel source appears, on the surface,
to be GPL-compliant."
Fuduntu 14.9 Stable Released (Mar 11, 2011, 22:32)
~/Blog: "Fuduntu 14.9 Stable has been released
and is now available for download in ISO format, and also available
as a regular update for existing Fuduntu users"
Creating and Manipulating PDFs with PHP and FPDF (Mar 11, 2011, 22:02)
PHP Builder: "FPDF is an open source PHP class
released under a permissive license, which indicates that the
software can be used for any purpose, commercial or otherwise"
GNOME creator, Miguel de Icaza, respects proprietary software, can't wait for iPad 2 (Mar 11, 2011, 21:02)
Network World: ""If you are not planning on
getting an iPad 2 on Friday at 5 p.m., the terrorists win." So said
open source icon Miguel de Icaza on his Twitter feed this week, and
he wasn't joking."
Converting between MySQL Date and Time Formats (Mar 11, 2011, 15:32)
Database Journal: "All of the larger systems
that I've helped develop necessitated storing some combination of
date and time fields. Almost universally, these fields presented
difficulties of some kind or another."
The Ripple Ecosystem Evolves (Mar 11, 2011, 15:02)
RippleExchange: "The Ripple Project
(http://ripple-project.org/) aims to build a new form of money
which derives from existing social relationships rather than from
rigidly inefficient central banking systems."
A Who's Who Guide to Open Source Augmented Reality Apps (Mar 11, 2011, 14:02)
Linux.com: "AR covers everything from games to
computer vision to mash-ups of Web services — but the most
useful applications are those mobile browsers that grab your
current location and overlay relevant information about the things
Choosing between portability and innovation (Mar 11, 2011, 13:02)
LWN.net: "Portability is a key concept in the
open source ecosystem. Thanks to this killer feature, your author
has migrated his desktop operating system during the last ten years
from Mac OS X to Linux (various distributions) and eventually to
FreeBSD, but throughout that process he could keep using most of
the same applications."
The Threat Of Parallel Filing (Mar 11, 2011, 09:02)
Computerworld UK: "The threat from software
patent trolls arises not from an invisible distant origin, but
actually from within open source communities. So that's the best
place to eradicate it."