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Developer Linux News for Aug 16, 2007

  • Will Ruby Kill PHP? (Aug 16, 2007, 20:00)
    KillerPHP: "With the recent rise in popularity of the Ruby programming language (largely driven by the excellent but not perfect web framework called Rails), I've noticed a little fear in the air..."

  • Linux: The Original Process Scheduler (Aug 16, 2007, 18:00)
    KernelTrap: "In a June of 1992 posting to the linux-activists mailing list, Linus Torvalds described the original Linux scheduler..."

  • The Future of Lightning... After the Thunderbird Announcement (Aug 16, 2007, 17:30)
    Calendar Weblog: "Since Thunderbird is the base application for our main application/extension (Lightning), a lot of people have asked us, whether we would continue to work on Lightning as a Thunderbird extension..."

  • Second and Final AGPL Draft Released (Aug 16, 2007, 15:30)
    LWN: "The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released the second discussion draft of the GNU Affero General Public License (GNU AGPL)..."

  • Mozilla Plans 24-hour Developer Conference (Aug 16, 2007, 15:00)
    vnunet: "Mozilla is to host a 24-hour web conference to develop new ideas for open source coding..."

  • Linus Torvalds: "Linux Is Much Bigger Than Me!" (Aug 16, 2007, 14:00)
    OpenContent: "Anyway, without further ado, here's Linus Torvalds: blunt, excellent and descriptive..."

  • Linux [Released] (Aug 16, 2007, 12:30)
    LWN: "This release has a few bugfixes so all users of the 2.6.22 series are encouraged to update to it..."

  • Peer-to-Patent Pilot Steers Toward Change (Aug 16, 2007, 09:45) "On June 15, the New York Law School's Institute for Information Law and Policy, in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, launched the Peer-to-Patent community patent review pilot program..."

  • Kernel Space: Once Upon atime (Aug 16, 2007, 09:00)
    LinuxWorld: "Among the metadata maintained by most filesystems is the last file access time, or 'atime.' This time can be a useful value to have--it lets an administrator (or a program) know when a file was last used..."

  • Linux: Determining Maintainers (Aug 16, 2007, 07:30)
    KernelTrap: "In an overwhelmingly large series of 556 patches, Joe Perches attempted to track down maintainers for a significant number of files within the Linux kernel source tree..."