Developer Linux News for Jul 22, 2010
Can one sponsor sustain a FOSS project on the long term? (2010-07-22 22:06:39)
FOSSbazaar: "These days I am receiving quite a
number of mails that ask the same question: If a FOSS project is
sponsored by only one company or entity, do you think it's a
FCam adds RAW and HDR capture to Nokia N900 (2010-07-22 21:55:35)
Slash Gear: "Mobile photography could get a
shot in the arm thanks to the combined efforts of Stanford
University researchers and Nokia Research, who have pushed a new
open-source digital photography platform out the door."
The Android Mobile Development Platform: A Reference Guide (2010-07-22 21:06:39)
Developer.com: "Android, an open source mobile
platform with no upfront fees, has emerged as a new mobile
development option that offers many benefits over competing
platforms. But is it right for your project? In this reference
guide, you'll learn all the nitty-gritty details you need to know
to evaluate Android..."
Cool User File Systems: ArchiveMount (2010-07-22 20:06:39)
Linux Magazine: "Have you ever wanted to look
inside a tar.gz file but without expanding it? Have you ever wanted
to just dump files in a .tar.gz file without having to organize it
and periodically tar and gzip this data?"
Distributed Agent Based Modeling (2010-07-22 18:36:39)
Linux Journal: "What is agent-based modeling,
otherwise known as ABM? What is distributed computing? Why do
Google cracks open Android's closed development (2010-07-22 16:36:39)
The Register: "Google will crack open more of
Android's development process but keep new versions of its mobile
OS closed for competitive reasons."
OSCON: Open Source Lazy About Social Web Services (2010-07-22 13:36:39)
PC World: "While open-source coders have done a
remarkable job of providing a complete open-source software stack,
they haven't kept up with the emergence of Web services, charges an
executive from a prominent open-source foundation."
Drupal looks beyond open source zealots (2010-07-22 12:06:39)
The Register: "Every few years, Drupal violates
done of the industry's most sacred rules: don't break your
Why I'm Reinventing Disqus (2010-07-22 03:06:39)
tildehash:~# : "Why am I reinventing Disqus?
That is the question I've been getting asked since I "announced" on
Identi.ca that I'd be replacing Disqus with a free (AGPL) comment
system that I was to write. Well, I am not the inventor of Disqus,
so technically I can't reinvent something I didn't forehand
Finding Free Music for a Free Film with Jamendo, VLC, and K3B (2010-07-22 01:36:39)
Free Software Magazine: "One of the great
advantages of using a free license for a work is that you can
re-use a growing body of free-licensed source material to help you
do it. But it can seem a little daunting to find the material that
you both want and can legally use."
Add your own GIMP features (2010-07-22 00:06:39)
IBM Developerworks: "In this article, you will
learn how to get started with the GIMP code, how to build the
project from the Git repositories, and how to find your way around
the code tree. And you will build an example application that
creates a whole new painting tool for the program."