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Developer Linux News for Feb 13, 2009

  • Apple Says iPhone Jailbreaking is Illegal (Feb 13, 2009, 23:01)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: "Apple's iPhone, now the best-selling cellular phone in the U.S., has been designed with restrictions that prevent owners from running applications obtained from sources other than Apple's own iTunes App Store. "Jailbreaking" is the term used for removing these restrictions, thereby liberating your phone from Apple's software "jail.""

  • Mono Wins Product of the Year Award (Feb 13, 2009, 21:31) ", a division of Jupitermedia Corporation, has announced the winners for the Product of the Year Awards for 2009. These 2009 awards mark the seventh year for this competition."

  • The problems with Microsoft's Moonlight solution (Feb 13, 2009, 17:46)
    The Open Road: "Schroepfer...then raised the question that if he downloads and then distributes the code for Moonlight, would he get the patent protection?"

  • A touch of sadness as Lenny emerges (Feb 13, 2009, 17:01)
    IT Wire: "But the emergence of Lenny, or version 5.0, on Saturday, February 14, will be tinged with some sadness as well, following the death of a developer in a tragic accident last year."

  • Are you sure you want to use GPL? (Feb 13, 2009, 15:31)
    Armin Ronacher: "The reason why I changed the license is a rather complex one and I want to share my experiences with the gpl and other Open Source licenses here for a moment. I suppose many people acted like me and chose the gpl because everyone else did but didn't know about all the implications it has."

  • 5 Awesome Robot Kits to Get You Started with Robotics (Feb 13, 2009, 03:01)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Every geeks dream is to have a personal robot that can be programmed to perform various tasks. If you have seen Tony Stark's robotic assistants in the movie Iron Man then you probably know what I mean."