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Developer Linux News for Feb 18, 2010

  • Open source: dangerous to computing education? (Feb 18, 2010, 23:02) "At a time when we are trying to broaden participation in computing, open source development is even more closed and less diverse than commercial software development."

  • It's not just Twitter (Feb 18, 2010, 22:02)
    Cyber Cynic: "A recent Washington Post story observed that Twitter loves open source. Twitter's not the only ones. Most, if not all, social networks are built on top of Linux and open-source software."

  • What does MeeGo mean for Mobile Linux? (Feb 18, 2010, 20:32)
    Netstat -vat: "There have been multiple efforts from multiple vendor groups over the last 5 years to develop a successful mobile Linux operating system."

  • Video: Andrew Tanenbaum on Bugs and Minix' Reincarnation Server (Feb 18, 2010, 19:32)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Linux Pro Magazine met the author of numerous standard works in informatics and the most famous Linux critic at the Fosdem in Brussels"

  • How To Switch Permalink Structure In WordPress Under Ubuntu (Feb 18, 2010, 19:02)
    Howtoforge: "So let's say after using your WordPress blog for a while you've decided to change your permalink structure to something more readable than the default ?p=123."

  • Lantronix Launches Global XPort Pro Design Contest (Feb 18, 2010, 18:02)
    Lewis Wire press release: "Lantronix will award prizes of $6,000 and $3,000 to the two top entries for Best Linux Design, and a separate prize of $3,000 for the Best Student Linux Design."

  • Is Open Source Too Open for its Own Good? (Feb 18, 2010, 15:32)
    The H Open: "Hitherto, there has been an unspoken faith that people submitting patches can be trusted because they are generally known, and have a track record, just as Ts'o did back in the early days of Linux."

  • Cinecutie - New Video editor and composer for Linux (Feb 18, 2010, 14:02)
    Ubuntu Geek: "After lot of time spent to learn the cinelerra code, I want to move an other step on the opensource contribute. I'm started from tangolerra project made by Franco Iacomella and after an hard job with svg I made my personal mochup of Cinelerra called Cutiehd."

  • Using QEMU for cross-platform development (Feb 18, 2010, 12:02)
    IBM Developerworks: "Summary: One of Linux's strengths is its cross-platform nature: you can run it on x86, x86-64, SPARC, PowerPC, and many other central processing units (CPUs). This wealth of hardware choices poses a challenge for software developers, though. Ensuring that software compiles, and runs correctly, on all platforms can be difficult. The use of the QEMU package can help ease this burden."

  • Under the Hood with MeeGo (Feb 18, 2010, 00:02) "Put aside that difference, though, and the projects are peas in a pod. Furthermore, given that the Linux kernel supports more than two-dozen architectures, can't open source app stacks evolve beyond architectural boundaries? Sure they can, and many have."