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Developer Linux News for May 19, 2010

  • Should *Mozilla* Fork Firefox? (May 19, 2010, 21:33)
    Open Enterprise: "Apparently, there's an interesting thread over on a site called Quora about the future of Firefox."

  • Linux Servers to Get Kernel Refresh (May 19, 2010, 19:03)
    ServerWatch: "A new version of a major Linux server OS distro: interesting. A new version of Windows: intriguing. A new version of OS X: could be fun to play with. But a new Linux kernel? Big deal."

  • Is Firefox Headed Towards A Massive Decline? Its Co-Founder Thinks So (May 19, 2010, 18:33)
    Techcrunch: "Will Firefox have double-digit market share in 3 to 5 years? Straightforward enough. Yes, says (outgoing) Mozilla CEO John Lilly. No, says Firefox co-founder Blake Ross."

  • Linux Mint 9 �Isadora� released! (May 19, 2010, 18:17)
    Linux Mint blog: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 "Isadora"."

  • QA: Fedora Project Lead Paul Frields on the "Grown Up" Distro (May 19, 2010, 17:03) "Frields goes into detail on the upcoming Fedora 13 release, his decision to transition out of the Project Leader position and how many contributors to Fedora are being paid by Red Hat, among many other topics. Grab a cup of coffee for this in-depth discussion."

  • Thoughts on 2.6.34 (May 19, 2010, 14:33)
    Linux Foundations: "That says nothing about my prediction skills, though (which are horrible) and a lot about how the kernel development process is going. It has become a very predictable, nearly boring affair."

  • Android Apps Front and Center at Google I/O (May 19, 2010, 13:03)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "From nifty presentation tools to finding your car in the parking lot, third-party apps for Google's Android mobile platform will be on display at the search giant's annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco this week."

  • Is Software Development a Young Person's Game? (May 19, 2010, 12:03)
    Datamation: "You have no idea what you are talking about!"

  • I could license you to use this software, but then I�d have to kill you (May 19, 2010, 10:33)
    Network World: "Developers, exercising their legal right specify their own licensing terms, have come up with some pretty wacky stuff. Fact or fiction? Some software is only legal to use after you are dead."

  • Free Software Foundation Appoints Director of Access Technology (May 19, 2010, 03:03)
    Linux Pro Magazine: ""People with disabilities deserve to have control of their own technological destinies." With this statement, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announces that it is turning its attention to accessibility."