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Developer Linux News for Apr 23, 2009

  • Open source challenges students to think (Apr 23, 2009, 23:02)
    ZDNet Asia: "The "open" characteristic of open source tools helps enhance, rather than complicate, the teaching process, say its exponents."

  • The DD-WRT Controversy (Apr 23, 2009, 18:33)
    Wi-Fi Planet: "To some vocal critics, DD-WRT is betraying its open source roots, and possibly even violating the GPL--the GNU General Public License--under which the software is released."

  • Who Owns Commercial Open Source � and Can Forks Work? (Apr 23, 2009, 16:33)
    Linux Journal: "Three years ago, Tom Foremski wrote an interesting piece called "Adapt or die--the choice facing the open source movement", which began: Can Larry Ellison be stopped? By which I mean could Oracle shut down the fledgling open-source software movement through a series of acquisition??"

  • Linus on Linux: The Linus Torvalds Interview Part 1 (Apr 23, 2009, 16:03)
    Linux Magazine: "And though many things have changed greatly since 1991, one thing remains constant: Linus is still at the helm."

  • A Developer's Guide to Python 3.0: Standard Library (Apr 23, 2009, 14:33)
    DevX: "The previous articles in the series covered the most significant changes to the core language and type system and the basic data types in Python 3.0. This article covers the changes to the standard library."

  • PostgreSQL 8.4 goes into beta, ups performance (Apr 23, 2009, 03:03)
    ComputerWorld: "The PostgreSQL open source database project has released a beta of the upcoming version 8.4 release with a significant focus on performance improvements."