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Developer Linux News for Jan 26, 2010

  • Developers: Is Programming a Lucrative Profession? (2010-01-26 22:34:28)
    Slashdot: "A pamphlet distributed by blogger Cameron Laird's local high school proclaimed that 'Computer Science BS graduates can expect an annual salary from $54,000-$74,000. Starting salaries for MS and PhD graduates can be to up to $100,000' and 'employment of computer scientists is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2018."

  • Midgard2 9.09.2 "Mjolnir" released (2010-01-26 22:10:38)
    Midgard: "The Midgard Project has released maintenance release of Midgard2 9.09 "Mjolnir" - second release of the new generation of the Midgard content repository."

  • Linux Foundation Launches Free Training to Meet Growing Demand for Linux Professionals (2010-01-26 18:04:28)
    Linux Foundation press release: Also expands its Linux training program to offer new classes in new geographies for developers and sys admins

  • Mr. Edison�s Kindle: Fifteen amazing gadget ideas that were way, way ahead of their time (2010-01-26 16:34:28)
    Technologizer: ""The best way to predict the future is to invent it." So said legendary tech visionary Alan Kay."

  • Will Oracle control Java more tightly than Sun? (2010-01-26 16:04:28)
    Good Gear Guide: "Would the Java community thrive as well under Oracle's control as it did under Sun Microsystems'? Vendors of Java products seem split about the question. "

  • Why There is no Kernel Hacker Sell-Out (2010-01-26 03:04:28)
    Open Enterprise: "A statistic that he mentioned along the way has garnered much comment: the fact that "75% of the code comes from people paid to do it." In particular, some have leapt on this figure as proof that kernel coders have "sold out", and that the famed altruistic impulse behind free software is dead. I think this is nonsense."