Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 22, 2010
From Mash-up Novels to Crowdsourced Films (Feb 22, 2010, 23:33)
The Tyee: "If copyright lasted as long today as
it did when the concept was invented, I'd be remixing The Beatles
right now," Gaynor said. "I'm sure that there will be a lobby to
extend copyright as soon as Mickey Mouse is about to enter the
public domain again."
Adding to Perl's @INC Array (Feb 22, 2010, 23:03)
Tip of the Trade: "You're most likely to have
encountered the Perl @INC array in the context of a "cannot find
module" error. This is the list of directories Perl searches when
looking for a module. To see a list of what's in @INC, try this
15 Awesome Mandriva Linux Wallpapers (Feb 22, 2010, 22:33)
Tech Source: "This time, I'll be giving tribute
to one of the best Linux distributions (currently topping our "Best
Linux Distro of the Decade" poll) around, by sharing with you yet
another set of beautiful desktop wallpapers."
Reeling in the hackers (Feb 22, 2010, 22:03)
Irish Times: "A new study reveals that the
popular film portrayal of computer hackers is actually quite
accurate, writes Karlin Lillington"
Stability Leads to Memory Market Growth (Feb 22, 2010, 21:33)
Hardware Central: "The global DRAM market will
show excellent recovery in 2010, with revenue expected to rise 40
percent without any major coinciding increase in prices, according
to market researcher iSuppli."
A handbook for the open source way, written the open source way (Feb 22, 2010, 21:03)
Open Source.com: "Write a book about building
community the open source way... and write it with a community, the
open source way. Meaning, open the text up, allow interested users
to contribute, and see what happens."
Tips to help users migrate to OpenOffice (Feb 22, 2010, 19:33)
Ghacks: "In this article I am going to present
a few tips to help you help others migrate to the open source
office suite. In the end, your users will enjoy a full-featured
office suite that will cost $0.00 per seat to use"
The Alexandria Project, Chap. 6: The Perils of Profiles (Feb 22, 2010, 19:03)
The Standards Blog: "Our story so far: Our
hero, Frank Adversego is trying to catch a hacker threatening the
Library of Congress, whose motives remain obscure. But the pursuer
is about to become the pursued."
When Are Strong Arm Tactics Justified? (Feb 22, 2010, 18:33)
the Parrot Farm: "Days later you receive an
email from your reputable vendor that your RMA refund request has
been denied, because you installed Linux on the laptop. You contact
your vendor's customer service group, and are again told, "No
refund. You installed Linux.""
The Last Act of Courage (Feb 22, 2010, 18:03)
Blog of Helios: "Bruno Knaapen is gone. He died
yesterday. By choice, and with dignity, Bruno bid his earthly
family farewell and slipped beyond The Veil."
Bruce Perens: Inside Open Source's Historic Victory (Feb 22, 2010, 16:33)
Datamation: "Jacobsen v. Katzer is closed,
after five years. Open Source won, and big. A manufacturer who
attempted to collect royalties from an Open Source developer has
lost two patents."
Open-Xchange: Open Source Scores Another Big SaaS Win (Feb 22, 2010, 16:03)
The VAR Guy: "Open-Xchange, an open source
alternative to Microsoft Exchange, continues to gain momentum in
Europe and North America. The latest example: Bull, a €1,110
million solutions provider headquartered in Paris, is offering SaaS
and on-premises Open-Xchange to its end customers in Germany."
Linux frustrates! (Feb 22, 2010, 15:03)
Technology & Life Integration: "I have
heard of my geeky friends talking about this Linux stuff. I wasn't
sure what it was so I asked them about it. Honestly, I thought they
were trying to sell me some religion the way they jumped all over
me trying to explain what Linux is."
Why Folks Didn't Want a SCOsource License: Let Us Count the Reasons (Feb 22, 2010, 14:33)
Groklaw: "I thought it'd be fun to answer SCO's
expert report from Dr. Gary Pisano, some more, on one point in
particular, namely his inability to find any other reason SCOsource
wasn't popular other than Novell's counterclaims to ownership of
the code. Here's a list of media reactions, community and
mainstream, that may illuminate him. Please note that not a single
one even mentions Novell, and every single one would provide a
sensible man with a reason, I think, to avoid SCOsource."
Ubuntu One Music Store Sneak Peek (Feb 22, 2010, 14:03)
popey.com blog: "It looks like 7digital are
providing the back-end for the Ubuntu One Music Store which is due
to land in Ubuntu Lucid at Alpha 3 – real soon now. The
screenshots below were taken by me today on my laptop."
Making a videoloop with Kino and Audacity (Feb 22, 2010, 12:33)
Free Software Magazine: "In my recent article
on QDVDAuthor, I skipped over the task of making a videoloop for
the main DVD menu. Here I'm going to show you how I did it. The
goal is a short loop of video that smoothly transitions through
five different video segments and back to the beginning again."
Does Google Make You Stupid? (Feb 22, 2010, 00:03)
CIO Update: "By 2020, people's use of the
Internet has not enhanced human intelligence and it could even be
lowering the IQs of most people who use it a lot. Nicholas Carr was
right: Google makes us stupid."