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Developer Linux News for May 17, 2007

  • Sun's Schwartz: Don't Forget that Java is Open Sourced (May 17, 2007, 22:30)
    ZDNet: "...I've been e-mailing back and forth with Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz about Java and the deathmatch that clearly looms ahead between it and competing cross-platform runtime environments from Adobe and Microsoft..."

  • A Group Conversation with Eben Moglen, Part I (May 17, 2007, 16:30)
    LinuxPlanet: "Eben Moglen is one of those people in the community that delivers his message in a clear, concise way that never fails to capture the attention of his audiences..."

  • Microsoft's Patent Threats Evoke Retorts (May 17, 2007, 15:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Partly in response to Microsoft's recent patent threats to Linux and other open-source software, the FSF announced on May 16 the creation of a new activist campaigns team..."

  • Open Letter to Novell: Release the Patent Numbers! (May 17, 2007, 14:15)
    LXer: "But apparently Microsoft is willing to tell someone what those 235 are. They are telling the companies that they sign cross license deals with. Companies such as yourself, Novell..."

  • Art Meets Open Source at Libre Graphics Meeting (May 17, 2007, 09:45) "Unlike a typical Linux get-together, at the Libre Graphics Meeting, half of the attendees are developers and the other half are artists..."

  • Anatomy of the Linux Slab Allocator (May 17, 2007, 04:30)
    developerWorks: "The goal of memory management is to provide a method by which memory can be dynamically shared amongst a variety of users for a variety of purposes..."

  • Responding to Mr. Allison on ODF (May 17, 2007, 01:30)
    ZDNet: "After dropping a few anti-Vista dings, he explained the problems he had trying to open Office XML files in OpenOffice, and used that as reason to call for all the world to standardize on ODF..."