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Developer Linux News for Apr 18, 2010

  • New binary analysis tool finds FOSS in device firmware (Apr 18, 2010, 23:02)
    ars Technica: "Software development company Loohuis Consulting and process management consultancy OpenDawn have released a new binary analysis tool that is designed to detect Linux and BusyBox in binary firmware. The program, which is freely available for download, is intended to aid open source license compliance efforts."

  • The viability of open source forking (Apr 18, 2010, 19:02)
    InfoWorld: "Source code availability is a central factor in establishing trust in the open source community, as knowledge that the source is available can often allay fears about the future of a particular open source project or product. And yet, this trust can often be overstated."