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Developer Linux News for Nov 25, 2008

  • Open Mobility? (Nov 25, 2008, 20:04)
    Linux Magazine: "...when people did talk about "Openness", it had the focus of "It is great that your product is open, but why should I open up mine?""

  • Closed Linux Driver Problems Described (Nov 25, 2008, 18:04)
    LinuxDevices: "Binary-only Linux drivers will never work for the majority of Linux users, Harald Welte told hardware developers at a Taipei conference. The Linux kernel's lack of an ABI and intentional lack of stable APIs make binary drivers a losing battle purely for technical reasons, he suggests."

  • Pointillism Meets Pixelation: Using the Java 2D API to Animate Art (Nov 25, 2008, 02:34)
    IBM Developerworks: "Paul Reiners shows how to animate images in unexpected and artistic ways using the Java 2D API and cellular automata. In the process, he demonstrates implementation of an image operator in Java code and explains cyclic space, a type of 2D cellular automaton. You can use the ideas from this article to create your own image operators and artistic programs using Java technology."