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Developer Linux News for Apr 16, 2010

  • Darkness Visible: Making Patent Absurdity Patent (Apr 16, 2010, 22:33)
    Open Enterprise: "Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I write a lot about software patents. The reason is simple: they represent probably the greatest single threat to free software, far beyond that of any individual company."

  • Notes from ODF Plugfest in Granada, Day One (Apr 16, 2010, 22:03)
    Zona-M: "The ODF Plugfest is a Conference whose goal is to to achieve the maximum interoperability between competing applications, platforms and technologies in the area of digital document sharing, and to promote the OpenDocument format (ODF)"

  • QA with rPath Founder & CTO: "Just Use Linux" (Apr 16, 2010, 16:03) "Linux is very popular in cloud initiatives. It functions very well in a headless environment, and the licensing model means that customers don't have to count how many machines are running."

  • Google in talks to re-admit Android to Linux kernel (Apr 16, 2010, 14:33)
    The Register: "Android's deviant Linux could be re-admitted to the main kernel following talks at the Linux Collaboration Summit in San Francisco today and Friday."

  • Is Linux graying? (Apr 16, 2010, 10:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "The Linux kernel panel at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is usually a glimpse into Linux's future, but this time it was also a reflection on how far Linux has come and how its leadership is growing older."

  • Android OS Now Used To Drive Real Robots (Apr 16, 2010, 04:03)
    Robot Reviews: "For those wondering about the propriety of the name "Android" as a mobile device operating system, wonder no more because its real purpose has finally been revealed. It's really an operating system for robots."