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Developer Linux News for Apr 23, 2008

  • Hans Reiser's 'Geek Defense' Could Backfire (Apr 23, 2008, 22:30)
    CNET News: "The most undisputed assertion in the trial of Hans Reiser, the Linux programmer accused of killing his estranged wife, is that he's a geek to the nth degree. He's been called strange, socially inept, devoid of emotion, and paranoid... and no one disagrees..."

  • In Response to User Demand, Pidgin Forks (Apr 23, 2008, 18:45)
    Wired: "Pidgin, the multi-platform open-source IM client that used to be called Gaim, has a lot of fans. The recent version 2.4.0 removed the user's ability to manually resize the input box, and many of those fans got mad..."

  • Debian Suffers from Community Growing Pains (Apr 23, 2008, 13:30)
    ZDNet UK: "Frustrated software programmers unable to sign up to the voluntarily run community of developers behind the Debian GNU/Linux operating system have criticised the management of the project..."

  • Whither the Linux Foundation? (Apr 23, 2008, 00:00)
    iTWire: "We live in the age of the spinmeister, the age when language is used more as a means to confuse than to educate, an age when obfuscation is preferred to clarification..."