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Developer Linux News for Sep 30, 2008

  • Script To Get Weather Forecasts For Your Zip Code (Sep 30, 2008, 21:34)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today's Linux/Unix bash shell script is probably not the last follow up to the growing stable of scripts we've written to mine the knowledge on tap online. Today's info is grabbed from"

  • Review: Intellectual Property and Open Source (Sep 30, 2008, 14:31)
    LWN: "Regardless of one's own feelings in the matter, the fact remains that the legal system exists, it affects our lives, and that we can only be better off if we understand it. To that end, O'Reilly has published Intellectual Property and Open Source by Van Lindberg."

  • Motorola Building Up 350-Person Android Team. Nokia Also Sniffing Around. (Sep 30, 2008, 12:31)
    TechCrunch: "The iPhone may be the only game in town for serious mobile Web developers right now, but that won't last long. Next year, the iPhone will see some serious competition from Google's Android platform."

  • Keyboards Must Die (Sep 30, 2008, 11:01)
    Linux Today Blog: "The computer of the future is almost here. It's a small handheld device with some pretty good built-in muscle and storage, and that depends on the network for most of its functionality. But it won't really be practical until the keyboard goes away and we can talk to our computers."

  • Tip of the Trade: Make Perl Scripts More Readable With perltidy (Sep 30, 2008, 07:31)
    Serverwatch: "I am of course sure that everyone reading this is well aware of scripting best practices and always writes beautifully neat and well-set-out scripts that will still have meaning when you return to them in six months time. You might not then need perltidy for your own scripts."

  • Installing Google Android SDK 1.0 On Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop (Sep 30, 2008, 00:01)
    HowtoForge: "This guide explains how you can install the Google Android SDK 1.0 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. With this stable release of the Android SDK, you can now develop applications for Android smartphones (like T-Mobile's G1) and offer them on the Android Market."