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Developer Linux News for Jul 21, 2010

  • Python4Kids New Tutorial: Functions (or The Right Place for an Argument) (2010-07-21 23:39:09)
    Python Tutorials for Kids: "I have a secret to tell you. I have been cutting some corners in some of the earlier tutorials. Wherever you saw these -> () I was sneaking a function in under your nose, without actually telling you about them."

  • KPresenter Invites Creative Minds to Template Contest (2010-07-21 20:39:09)
    KDE.news: "Today, the KOffice team presents a contest to create great KPresenter slide templates, offering t-shirts for the winners and of course inclusion in the next KPresenter releases for all good submissions. Read on for information on the contest!"

  • Jailbreaking the iPad - in Ubuntu (2010-07-21 19:39:09)
    Packt: "Every article you'll see about jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad generally revolves around a program in Windows or OS X. If you're a Linux user, you'll probably feel left out. By the end of this article by Delan Azabani, you will be able to jailbreak your iPad with ease, and without Windows or OS X."

  • Rotten to the (Open) Core? (2010-07-21 19:09:09)
    Safe as Milk: "The problem is that for the most part, the Open Core which you can obtain under the OSI-approved license is not that useful."

  • Microsoft OpenSource Platform Project (2010-07-21 16:39:09)
    Network World: "Basically, the idea is to allow open source developers and users to better take advantage of the Windows operating system by creating a set of tools that behave similar to what is on Linux and UNIX machines"

  • What does Oracle plan for Sun’s open-source projects? (2010-07-21 14:39:09)
    Cyber Cynic: "Oracle has decided to let OpenSolaris die by benign neglect. It's also a policy that they're using with other Sun open-source projects."

  • Why NASA uses Open Source (2010-07-21 10:39:09)
    Netstat -vat: "With Billions of dollars and massive technology needs that are literally out-of-this-world, NASA has a lot of unique computing requirements. As it turns out, some of those requirements can be fulfilled by technology that isn't all that different from what regular enterprises need too."

  • Distributed data processing with Hadoop - Part-3: App Build (2010-07-21 07:39:09)
    IBM Developerworks: "This final article in the series explores the Hadoop APIs and data flow and demonstrates their use with a simple mapper and reducer application."

  • Resources for Open Source Compliance (2010-07-21 06:09:09)
    FOSSbazaar: "Open source is everywhere today and there is growing awareness that companies have to meet certain obligations when distributing open source software. Here are some useful resources to learn more about open source compliance."