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Developer Linux News for Apr 10, 2006

  • Linux Forums: When is Software Done? (Apr 10, 2006, 23:30)
    "This article deals with the philosophy of the program development and the interesting observation, that user forums are full of feature requests..."

  • SecurityFocus: The Big DRM Mistake (Apr 10, 2006, 23:00)
    "Digital Rights Managements hurts paying customers, destroys Fair Use rights, renders customers' investments worthless, and can always be defeated. Why are consumers and publishers being forced to use DRM...?"

  • NewsForge: Why Open Standards Matter (Apr 10, 2006, 21:00)
    "I think open source software is a good thing, but I've never bought into the religious fundamentalist fervor of a lot of the circles I move in as an IT reporter..."

  • LinuxPlanet: The Mobile Linux Initiative at OSDL (Apr 10, 2006, 19:30)
    "On October 16, 2005, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) announced the creation of a new initiative called the Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI) to focus on accelerating the adoption of Linux in the rapidly growing mobile market..."

  • Protest Week (Apr 10, 2006, 14:00)
    "To clarify the seriousness of the situation, will be offline for one week beginning as from Monday, 10.04.2006..."

  • ZDNet Australia: Towns the Talk of Debian Project (Apr 10, 2006, 13:30)
    "Australian Anthony Towns won the poll from a field of several candidates after 421 votes--from 43 percent of the eligible community of Debian developers--were cast..."

  • ServerWatch: Dig Deep, Display Shallow With Splunk (Apr 10, 2006, 10:30)
    "Splunk, Inc. has received plenty accolades lately, mostly as a result of its effort in making Splunk, its flagship product, available with an open source API..."

  • Computerworld Hong Kong: Scrap the Coins (Apr 10, 2006, 09:00)
    "With over 9.2 million daily transactions in Hong Kong, the contactless stored-value Octopus card needs no introduction..."

  • Free Software Magazine: Interview with Simon Peter, Creator of klik (Apr 10, 2006, 07:30)
    "Klik is a fantastic system which allows users to install an application without worrying about dependencies and without being root..."