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Developer Linux News for Jul 28, 2008

  • VIA Publishes Three Programming Guides (2008-07-28 22:30:09)
    Phoronix: "Since VIA announced their open-source strategy earlier this year, all they had provided was a simple kernel frame-buffer driver. However, VIA has now made available three programming guides that cover their PadLock, CX700, and VX800/820 products. In total these three documents amount to about 800 (PDF) pages."

  • Microsoft Funds Apache (2008-07-28 18:00:09)
    Builder AU: "Microsoft, one of the biggest rivals to open source programming, has begun funding the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), one of open source software's biggest supporters."

  • Novell: OpenOffice.org Not Really Open (2008-07-28 13:00:09)
    derStandard: "one of the sad things we see at them moment is the decreasing amount of interest in investing in OpenOffice.org. So we see Sun cutting back their developer count on OpenOffice.org, while we still see them demand ownership for all of the code, which kinda retards other people investing in it."