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Developer Linux News for Apr 28, 2008

  • Interview with Donald Knuth (Apr 28, 2008, 16:30)
    informIT: "Andrew Binstock and Donald Knuth converse on the success of open source, the problem with multicore architecture, the disappointing lack of interest in literate programming, the menace of reusable code, and that urban legend about winning a programming contest with a single compilation..."

  • Black Duck Buying Koders for Code Search (Apr 28, 2008, 14:15)
    LinuxWorld: "Black Duck Software plans to announce Monday that it has purchased the assets of Koders, maker of a code search engine and other tools, for an undisclosed sum..."

  • Java Fully Open-Sourced 'By End of Year' (Apr 28, 2008, 13:30)
    ZDNet UK: "Sun is to open-source the last closed-source parts of Java, a move that should make it possible to fully integrate the software into Linux distributions..."

  • Interview: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader (Apr 28, 2008, 12:00)
    Computerworld UK: "I can understand that some companies may feel more comfortable by signing that kind of deal to cover themselves. Some markets like the US are notorious for problems with software patents..."

  • The Open Source Model Is About Organization, Not Who Signs Your Paycheck (Apr 28, 2008, 00:00)
    TechnologyOwl: "Nick Carr points out a report from the Linux Foundation that finds that most contributions to the Linux kernel come from people who work at companies..."