Infrastructure Linux News for May 07, 2012
The muddled mess of the Oracle vs. Google trial (May 07, 2012, 21:00)
Linux and Open Source: On the surface, it may look like Oracle won the first round of its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit with Google. Look again. No one’s won anything and that includes Oracle.
Who's Afraid of a Big, Bad Hacking Story? (May 07, 2012, 17:00)
Linux Insider: Yes, that's right -- it's Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) Linux Girl is referring to; specifically, its decision to yank the very excellent Linux Format magazine from its U.S. shelves -- apparently because of a cover story on the topic of "hacking."
Slackware is alive and kicking: Volkerding (May 07, 2012, 15:00)
ITWire: An uninformed comment on a Linux community blog has led to questions over the stability and finances of the Slackware GNU/Linux project, but its founder assures iTWire that things are alive and kicking.
Interview with Salih Emin of Utappia (May 07, 2012, 14:00)
Unixmen: Linux ecosystem consists of so many people doing a great job, and it is only natural for someone not to know everyone out there. Many worthy developers are unknown to the majority of users and sometimes their magnificent projects are unused, or underused due to low publicity.
Download Linux Kernel 3.4 Release Candidate 6 (May 07, 2012, 13:00)
Softpedia: Linux kernel 3.4 RC6 contains many updated drivers, ARM and PowerPC improvements, as well as networking changes.
Six Good Reasons to Try GIMP 2.8 (May 07, 2012, 06:00)
PCworld: It's Adobe PhotoShop that GIMP competes with, of course, and GIMP--short for "GNU Image Manipulation Program"--has won countless enthusiastic fans, including yours truly.
Have You Played OpenMW (Open Source Morrowind)? (May 07, 2012, 04:00)
Ubuntu Vibes: OpenMW is released under the GNU General Public License version 3, and all source code has been written completely from scratch.