Linux News for Feb 24, 2011
Does Committing Code to an Open Source Project Mean Committing Career Suicide? (Feb 24, 2011, 23:34)
Software Quality Connection: "Plenty of
developers work on open source projects on their own time or even
with their employer's blessing. But before you become a committer,
you should be aware of these legal concerns."
Managing Multiple Linux Servers with ClusterSSH (Feb 24, 2011, 23:04)
Linux.com: "If you're a Linux system
administrator, chances are you've got more than one machine that
you're responsible for on a daily basis. You may even have a bank
of machines that you maintain that are similar — a farm of
Web servers, for example."
Droid and My Tracks help win speeding ticket court case (Feb 24, 2011, 22:34)
Geek.com: "On his dashboard sat a Motorola
Droid smartphone, and running on the device was My Tracks. For
those that don't know, My Tracks allows a GPS enabled phone to
record detailed statistics about time, speed, distance, and
Bufferbloat: Sacrificing Latency for Throughput (Feb 24, 2011, 22:04)
Enterprise Networking Planet: "because we have
thrown so much technology at improving throughput and bandwidth for
the sake of an exploding rate of growth of consumer Internet
traffic, we have overridden the basic congestion avoidance
protocols that could reduce latency and prevent Internet traffic
jams in the first place."
Why Training Really Is a Barrier to Linux (Feb 24, 2011, 21:34)
IT World: "That's a change from my younger
days, when I would see such reverse migrations as carefully staged
Microsoft PR events designed purposely to embarrass Linux on the
An Overview of the Tcl Shell (Feb 24, 2011, 21:04)
Packt: "Tcl (Tool Command Language) is a
scripting language originally designed for embedded system
platforms. Since its creation, Tcl has grown far beyond its
original design with numerous expansions and additions"
Leaving Flickr Behind: Why You Should Host Your Own Photos and Why Linux Makes It so Damn Easy (Feb 24, 2011, 20:34)
Scribbles and Snaps: "I've left Flickr. After
many years as a loyal Flickr user, I decided not to extend my pro
account and leave the popular photo sharing service altogether.
PayPal cuts service to Courage to Resist, Bradley Manning support (Feb 24, 2011, 20:04)
Courage to Resist: "They said they would not
unrestrict our account unless we authorized PayPal to withdraw
funds from our organization's checking account by default."
The 6 biggest misconceptions about IPv6 (Feb 24, 2011, 19:34)
Network World: "For 15 years, Internet
engineers and policymakers have been publicizing the need to
upgrade the 'Net's current addressing scheme -- known as IPv4 -- to
handle the network-of-network's explosive growth."
Video Drives the Computing Experience... (Feb 24, 2011, 19:04)
Blog of Helios: ""Video drives the computing
Experience..." That seems to be a statement made by Captain
Building Custom Kernels for Linux Plug Computers (Feb 24, 2011, 18:34)
Linux Planet: "Little Linux plug computers come
ready-to-use. But they're still Linux, which means hackable. Today
we learn how to build a custom kernel for a plug computer."
Dual-booting Linux Mint 10 KDE and Windows 7 (Feb 24, 2011, 18:04)
LinuxBSDos: "Linux MintThis is the latest
article in the series on dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux
distributions. It is intended for those new to Linux, and who might
need some assistance installing Linux Mint 10 KDE side by side with
Windows 7 on a computer with a single hard disk"
Angela Byron on Drupal 7 (Feb 24, 2011, 17:34)
Linux Journal: "I was both intrigued and
excited by the profound humanitarian implications of the free
software movement. Better-than-commercial-quality software,
available to be tinkered with and expanded upon by anyone with an
interest and drive to learn, given away at no cost to everyone,
including non-profits and educational institutions."
GNOME 3 Almost Ready, or is It (Feb 24, 2011, 17:04)
OStatic: "GNOME 3 Shell is nearing its
projected released date and development snapshots have been coming
from openSUSE and Fedora. GNOME Shell 2.91.6 was released today
with lots of listed improvements. But not everyone is
A Miniature Linux Office Solution (Mini ITX) (Feb 24, 2011, 16:34)
ERACC Web Log: "Back in January of this year
(2011) I was on-site at one of our local client offices setting up
yet another Microsoft Windows XP system for a dedicated use. That
PC is there just for running the United Parcel Service (UPS)
WebOS iternals at SCALE 9x (Feb 24, 2011, 16:04)
WebOS Roundup: "Wow, what a big week for WebOS
Internals! We can hardly take our eyes away from Twitter for fear
that we will miss the next bit of news from Rod Whitby. So, let us
try to break this whole thing down for you so you know what the
guys at WebOS Internals have had their hands on this week"
First setup and configuration MySQL server on Slackware (Feb 24, 2011, 15:34)
Linux Operating System: "This is really a very
small how-to, actually more than a how-to is a self note, so I can
remember how to setup mysql on a recently installed Slackware
Ubuntu: there was never any love to start with (Feb 24, 2011, 15:04)
IT Wire: "Was the Ubuntu GNU/Linux project set
up because the founder had some kind of deep love for the FOSS
community and wanted to become a folk hero of sorts?"
Cisco Kills Linux Powered Hosted Email Service (Feb 24, 2011, 14:34)
Datamation: "Email is a tough business. Just
ask networking giant Cisco. After just over a year of trying to
make a market for its own Linux-powered hosted email service, Cisco
is calling it quits."
Still Think Linux Is Just for Start-Ups? (Feb 24, 2011, 14:04)
Serverwatch: "That's the question the Financial
Times was asking last week, and it's a rather strange question,
when you think about it. It really begs another question: Was there
ever, let alone still, anyone who thought Linux was "just for
start-ups." Who would these people be?"
Cussing in Commits: Which Programming Language Inspires the Most Swearing? (Feb 24, 2011, 13:34)
Webmonkey: "As any programmer can tell you,
programming will make you swear. But did you know that writing C++
will make you swear considerably more than PHP or Python?"
Judge guts suit against Sony for killing Linux in PS3 (Feb 24, 2011, 13:04)
The Register: "A federal judge has dismissed
all but one of the claims leveled against Sony for dropping Linux
support from its PlayStation 3 game console, but gave the
plaintiffs permission to refile an amended complaint that fixes the
DNA Structure Animation in HTML5 (Feb 24, 2011, 11:04)
Tech Drive-in: "Here is another nice and
interesting HTML5 experiment that generates a DNA structure on the
Open Source Software: Top 59 Sites (Feb 24, 2011, 09:04)
Datamation: "Frequently, Datamation puts
together lists of top open source software. This time we've done
something a little different and made a list of top open source Web
Loving Ubuntu Linux (Feb 24, 2011, 07:04)
ZDNet: "Although Ubuntu remains the dominant
distro, criticisms of its relationship with the rest of FOSS seem
to be coming every other month." To which, I can only reply, "So
what else is new?""
A response to DistroWatch "Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0" (Feb 24, 2011, 05:04)
Anarchy != Chaos: "The 8th DistroWatch Weekly
of 2011 feature article, "Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0", comes
in as a qualified success for Debian."
Moving to Python 3 (Feb 24, 2011, 03:04)
LWN.net: "Python 3.0 was released at the end of
2008, but so far only a relatively small number of packages have
been updated to support the latest release; the majority of Python
software still only supports Python 2"
Sony v. Hotz: The Parties Agree and Disagree on Jurisdictional Discovery Issues (Feb 24, 2011, 01:34)
Groklaw: "The parties in SCEA v. Hotz have
conferred and now have sent a 17-page joint letter to the
Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, informing him that certain
disputes about jurisdictional discovery have been resolved but
others need his intervention."
Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Squeeze (AMD64) (Feb 24, 2011, 00:04)
Howtoforge: "In this HowTo I will describe how
to prepare a Debian Squeeze server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can
create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware,
similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project."