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Developer Linux News for May 24, 2010

  • License Equals Software Quality? (May 24, 2010, 23:33)
    IT World: "Does closed source software have the quality edge over open source?"

  • WebM: Missing The Assurances Open Source Needs? (May 24, 2010, 18:03)
    Computerworld UK: "Why does Google's WebM omit Open Source, Patent and Standards completeness?"

  • Do Build Environments Give Companies an End Run Around the GPL? (May 24, 2010, 12:47)
    Slashdot: "I have two devices, from two different companies (who shall remain nameless, but both are very large and well known), which run Linux-based firmware. The companies release all their source code to comply with the GPL, however neither of them include a build environment or firmware utilities with the code."

  • To Microsoft, Open Source means "Windows Encumbered" (May 24, 2010, 11:02)
    Open Source Initiative: "One of the most interesting things to happen in the past couple of years, is Microsoft's embrace of Open Source. This means different things to various people I've spoken with at Microsoft. Some seem genuinely sincere. Some seem less so. What hasn't changed is Microsoft's behavior to the Open Source community at large."