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Developer Linux News for Feb 11, 2010

  • Samba with Active Directory: getting closer (Feb 11, 2010, 19:33) "From one point of view, Samba is open source high drama at its finest: an early adopter of version 3 of the GNU General Public License, and the recipient of an unprecedented release of formerly proprietary Microsoft documentation, thanks to a high-profile anti-trust case."

  • If you're going to do good science, release the computer code too (Feb 11, 2010, 18:33)
    Guardian: "Programs do more and more scientific work - but you need to be able to check them as well as the original data, as the recent row over climate change documentation shows."

  • Mnesia: A Distributed DBMS Rooted in Concurrency (Feb 11, 2010, 18:03) "The story of how Mnesia got its name is probably apocryphal, but legend has it that the original name was Amnesia until an Ericsson executive declared that a database couldn't be called something associated with forgetting."

  • What Matters to Open Source: Licensing or Community? (Feb 11, 2010, 17:33)
    Linux Planet: "Open source is defined by licenses, but that's not the end of the discussion, according to the president of the Open Source Initiative."

  • Beautiful projects deserve beautiful sites (Feb 11, 2010, 15:33)
    Dissociated Press: "You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The old cliche is true, and it applies to the Web sites of FLOSS projects as surely as it does a first date or a job interview. Unfortunately, all too many FLOSS Web sites make a very, very poor first impression"

  • KDE SC 4.4: Fresh breeze for KDE (Feb 11, 2010, 14:03)
    The H Open: "The latest 4.4 release of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC) offers far more than just stability and bug fixes: The developers have added a special new desktop for netbooks, as well as more program options."

  • AMD aims for GPUs in mainstream servers starting 2012 (Feb 11, 2010, 12:03)
    Good Gear Guide: "Advanced Micro Devices will put more focus on tightly integrating graphics processor cores into mainstream servers starting 2012 as it tries to increase system performance, a company executive said."

  • Melody: The Other Movable Type (Feb 11, 2010, 06:03)
    Packt: "Melody is an open source content management system for bloggers and publishers where its community of users and contributors is its most important feature. This article by Serdar Yegulalp covers the salient features of Melody and how a vibrant community is the foundation on which all successful products and services are built today."

  • Mono @ FOSDEM 2010: Round-up (Feb 11, 2010, 04:33)
    The Life of RubenV: "Last weekend, during the tenth edition of FOSDEM, we had the joy of organizing the first ever Mono developer room."

  • British Library Open Source Project Promotes Microsoft Sharepoint (Feb 11, 2010, 01:33)
    eWeek: "The British Library's new collaboration tool is based on Microsoft's Codeplex technology, but free software campaigners question the openness of the project"