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Developer Linux News for Oct 14, 2008

  • Cisco Targets Linux Developers (Oct 14, 2008, 22:33)
    InternetNews: "Networking giant Cisco is gearing up to expand its Linux platform with a bunch of new hardware. But it won't be a success without developers to build more applications for the platform, so a little romancing is in order."

  • Create a Constant Keystroke-Dynamics Monitor With Perl and xev (Oct 14, 2008, 22:03)
    IBM Developerworks: "Learn how to use Perl, xev, and custom algorithms to monitor who is currently at the keyboard based on characteristic typing patterns."

  • Shantz Copy Basket - A Tool to Simplify Copy Pasting Like Never Before (Oct 14, 2008, 19:33)
    Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "I'm sure you have copied/moved files on your computer from one place to another. And I'm sure often you have to do more than just "single-shot" copying that is copy a few files to one place, move a few to another, and copy yet some more to one more location. Well, I had to do this quite a few times..."

  • Copyleft and Closed Dual License Ethics (Oct 14, 2008, 18:35) "It's perfectly legal for them to do this, as the company is the copyright holder of all the files, they can just easily re-release everything under whatever license they want at their own discretion. The condition is of course that they are in fact copyright holders of everything..."

  • Keeping the Kernel Klean (Oct 14, 2008, 12:05)
    Linux Journal: "Operating systems drive devices. Linux is driven by open-source imperatives. So, naturally, Linux's kernel developers have a problem with closed-source kernel modules. And, just as naturally, they've hacked up a statement they hope will discourage the closed and encourage the open."

  • C++: the Ugly Useful Programming Language (Oct 14, 2008, 04:35)
    Indigo Jo Blogs: "Eric Raymond, author of the [Computer] Jargon File, The Cathedral and The Bazaar and a number of well-used but little-known pieces of software, is working on a book, putatively titled Why C++ Is Not Our Favorite Programming Language. In his recent announcement, he lays out why he wants to "harpoon the Great White Whale of programming languages""