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Developer Linux News for Oct 21, 2009

  • Atom-powered PC targets in-vehicle signage (Oct 21, 2009, 21:33)
    LinuxDevices: "Rave Computer announced an Atom-powered vehicle computer with GPS, hard disk and CompactFlash storage, and a PCI-104 expansion slot. The RCV 6100 supports DVI-D, VGA, and LVDS displays, has two Mini PCIe sockets, and features optional GSM or WCDMA cellular modules, the company says."

  • Parallel Programming: Non-optimal Is as Non-optimal Does (Oct 21, 2009, 18:34)
    Linux Magazine: "Preserving program state is necessary for parallel computation, but should we keep doing it the hard way?"

  • Looking beyond the open source battle (Oct 21, 2009, 17:02)
    Guardian UK: "Software pioneer Mitch Kapor thinks Microsoft's war against open source is over – and that it must be seen in its historical context"

  • Harvard Business School working paper on Open Source / Mixed Source (Oct 21, 2009, 15:32)
    Harvard Business School: "As most managers know, commercial firms may benefit from participating in open source software development by selling complementary goods or services. Open source has the potential to improve value creation because it benefits from the efforts of a large community of developers"

  • Firefox for iPhone and Android Phones (Oct 21, 2009, 15:02)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla, told technology blogger Om Malik that they will release an application for the iPhone a few weeks from now and that it will be "really exciting". No further details have been said yet so we are left guessing."

  • Implementing a sensible copyright: "FLOW-IT" (Oct 21, 2009, 13:04)
    Free Software Magazine: "It can be hard to get paid for producing free-licensed works. Software represents a niche where a lot of exceptions can be found, but for aesthetic works, the problem is severe. This has spurred a lot of innovative ideas for better incentive systems."

  • Letter to the EC opposing Oracle's acquisition of MySQL (Oct 21, 2009, 12:04)
    Knowledge Ecology International: "Dear Commissioner Kroes, Oracle should not be permitted to acquire its competitor, MySQL"

  • Open Data in real life -- putting out the trash (Oct 21, 2009, 09:04) "Developers are already putting the City of Vancouver's new open-data catalogue to good use."