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Developer Linux News for Feb 17, 2009

  • Is it Live? Or is it Chatbot::Eliza? (Feb 17, 2009, 19:32)
    Linux Journal: "When we were in college, my wife (then, girlfriend) had the best answering machine greeting message, ever. When people called her, the answering machine would answer, "Hello?" and wait. Invariably, the caller would start talking as though they had actually reached a live person."

  • LiMo's Linux-based mobile OS stack makes gains (Feb 17, 2009, 18:32)
    Network World: "A flock of new mobile devices unveiled this week at Mobile World Congress are part of the trend toward Linux-powered mobility, incorporating the open-source software stack from the LiMo Foundation."

  • The Open-Source Collaboration Gap (Feb 17, 2009, 18:02)
    Forbes: "When it comes to open-source communities, individuals are much better citizens than institutions."

  • Bruce Perens: How Many Open Source Licenses Do You Need? (Feb 17, 2009, 15:32)
    Datamation: "The Open Source initiative has, to date, approved 73 licenses. How many do you really need? If you're a company or individual producing Open Source software, no more than 4. And you can get along with just 2 of them."

  • Novell openSUSE: Development Ebbing? (Feb 17, 2009, 15:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Some sources, however, paint a slightly different picture. Of the 160 openSUSE workers, around 30 (or 20%) were affected by the layoff."