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Developer Linux News for Jan 20, 2010

  • The Importance of Legal Innovation (Jan 20, 2010, 23:33)
    Zemlin's blog: "As we continue to innovate at the technical level it is equally important to discuss innovative legal concepts to allow the unfettered deployment and development of free and open source software."

  • LCA 2010: How FOSS spreads to the home (Jan 20, 2010, 21:33)
    IT Wire: "Shane Geddes is one of the first batch of students to enrol in New Zealand's first high school that uses only free and open source software - the Albany Senior High School in Auckland."

  • 75% of Linux code now written by paid developers (Jan 20, 2010, 20:33)
    APC mag: "Forget lofty ideals about the open-source community: most Linux kernel code is written by paid developers at major corporations."

  • Kernel contributor says Linux community 'can be intimidating' (Jan 20, 2010, 19:33)
    Computerworld: "A key Linux kernel contributor has admitted the developer community can be intimidating and hard to break into."

  • Google patents Map/Reduce (Jan 20, 2010, 18:03)
    The H Open: "Like other responsible, innovative companies, Google files patent applications on a variety of technologies it develops."

  • Open Source Expert Joins CompTIA's Board (Jan 20, 2010, 15:33)
    The VAR Guy: "CompTIA --- a large association serving the IT channel --- has longstanding relationships with Microsoft and the traditional software industry. But one of CompTIA's new board members could help to drive open source solutions across the IT channel."

  • LCA 2010: an encounter with the other Andrew (Jan 20, 2010, 13:03)
    IT Wire: "diggredditstumbleupon Andrew Bartlett is the other Andrew. He's a team member of the famous Samba project, the brain child of the original Andrew - Tridgell."

  • Health Check: Moonlight (Jan 20, 2010, 12:03)
    The H Open: "Moonlight was written in three weeks in June of 2007 by a group of Mono developers working round the clock to fulfil a promise made by Miguel de Icaza. Their aim: to demonstrate Silverlight running on Linux at Microsoft's ReMIX conference show in Paris in the summer of that year."

  • Increase Site Traffic by Including Multi-language Content in Your Web Page (Jan 20, 2010, 06:03)
    Webreference: "Want to give your website a more broad appeal and increase readership? Who doesn't?! According to a recent article on the site, Ohio State University Medical Center's website accumulated thousands of additional views in the months following the inclusion of Chinese, Russian, Somali and Spanish content."