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Developer Linux News for Aug 14, 2009

  • Oh My Word – How Patently Stupid (Aug 14, 2009, 19:31)
    Open Enterprise: "It made me realise that the main reason I liked HTML was that it was a kind of dumbed-down version of SGML, the basis of markup languages for grownups, that made it perfectly suited to my limited programming skills."

  • Debian-Ubuntu debate: an upstream view (Aug 14, 2009, 18:01)
    IT Wire: "Ever since the release team of the Debian GNU/Linux Project announced that it would be adopting a time-based freeze for future releases, there has been much debate about it on the project's mailing lists."

  • Robots to get their own open source operating system (Aug 14, 2009, 13:03)
    The New Scientist: "The Robot Operating System or ROS is an open-source set of programs meant to serve as a common platform for a wide range of robotics research. It is being developed and used by teams at Stanford University in California..."

  • What is the most popular language used in Open Source projects? (Aug 14, 2009, 12:33)
    InternetNews: "Did it ever really go away? New report shows developers are using more JavaScript and PHP, but C still dominates in one measure."

  • Fighting the Microsoft Tax (Aug 14, 2009, 11:03)
    Fighting against the Microsoft Tax: "I have paid for at least 10 Windows licenses over time, all the machines were purchased to run only FreeBSD. We must stop this distortion and Lenovo would not reimburse the Vista license for my new laptop, I have chosen to sue them."

  • Bringing Windows games to Linux (Aug 14, 2009, 05:03)
    TechRadar: "On the back of the dotcom boom, Michael Simms ploughed £350,000 of his own money into a games company with the intention of bringing some of the most playable Windows titles to Linux."