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Developer Linux News for Jul 21, 2008

  • X Devs Drop NVIDIA Auto-Config Support (2008-07-21 21:45:41)
    Phoronix: "Sparking a heated Sunday afternoon debate, NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner had commited a trivial change to the X Server that resulted in several key open-source X developers becoming disgruntled. Ultimately, this NVIDIA-spawned patch ended up being recalled just hours later."

  • FSF vs. iPhone (2008-07-21 18:00:41)
    OSTatic: "One thing about the Free Software Foundation: there's seldom any doubt where they stand. Take the blog entry they recently posted: "5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G." You can't come away from it thinking that there are pros and cons to the iPhone. Rather, if you agree with them, you shouldn't even consider putting an iPhone in your pocket. But how well do their arguments stack up?"

  • OSCON: Linux Rocks in Mobile, Embedded Realm (2008-07-21 15:45:41)
    eWeek: "Linux is here to stay in the mobile and embedded worlds. That is the message Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, plans to deliver at the upcoming O'Reilly OSCON (Open Source Convention)."

  • First Maemo summit, Berlin September 19, 2008 (2008-07-21 01:30:12)
    Maemo Wiki: "Join the first Maemo Summit Berlin, September 19-20 @ c-base - right after http://www.osimworld.com"