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Developer Linux News for Mar 31, 2009

  • On the TomTom settlement: Microsoft Rolls Back its "Open" Promises (Mar 31, 2009, 21:33)
    Jim Zemlin's blog: "When it counts, it appears that Microsoft still actively seeks to undermine those technologies or standards that are truly open, especially when those technologies pose a significant threat to their business."

  • The current state and future of Python (Mar 31, 2009, 21:03)
    Tech Czar: "I interviewed with Google last year and I noticed they were heavy on Python and this definitely came to light during the on-site interview. During the interview process I started to look into it and I liked it, a lot."

  • From Social to Serious: Combining Twitter and RESTful Web Services (Mar 31, 2009, 10:03)
    DevX: "No longer limited to people talking about their day-to-day activities, Twitter increasingly was becoming an alternate channel to RSS feeds--a way for users to broadcast links for interesting, amusing or relevant web content to people who follow them."

  • Shedding new light on No Java SE 7 JSR (Mar 31, 2009, 08:03)
    Stephen Colebourne's Weblog: "There is a direct connection between the 'Sun vs Apache Harmony' dispute and the lack of a Java SE 7 platform JSR. Using newly available evidence I hope to shed new light on what that link is."