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Developer Linux News for Apr 28, 2009

  • Microsoft stuck at top of open source incline (Apr 28, 2009, 20:50)
    ZDNet: "Even while it has sprinkled itself in open source waters Microsoft has generally stayed at the top of both this and the development incline I described in 2008."

  • Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - File systems: New and revamped file systems (Apr 28, 2009, 20:47)
    The H Open: "Support for the EXOFS and NILFS2 file systems is new, as is the cache for the AFS and NFS network file systems. There are also a few fixes for the almost forgotten ReiserFS file system."

  • Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop, day 2 (Apr 28, 2009, 20:02) "The solid-state device topic was the most active discussion of the morning. SSDs clearly stand to change the storage landscape, but it often seems that nobody has yet figured out just how things will change or what the kernel should do to make the best use of these devices. Some things are becoming clearer, though. The kernel will be well positioned to support the current generation SSDs. Supporting future products, though, is going to be a challenge."

  • Open source developer? Uncle Sam wants you (Apr 28, 2009, 17:02)
    Computerworld UK: "The US Defence Department is enlisting an open source approach to software development -- an about-face for such a historically top-down organisation."

  • Gnash Developers and Linux Fund Raise Funds for OpenStreetMap Bounty (Apr 28, 2009, 04:32)
    Linuxfund press release: "Gnash Developers and Linux Fund Raise Funds for OpenStreetMap Bounty"