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Developer Linux News for Jul 28, 2010

  • LinuxCon 2010 - Just for Fun - Poll (2010-07-28 21:34:48)
    Linux.com: "Given this amazing year, we want to hear from you about what you think are some of the most important milestones in the areas that we're going to be exploring at LinuxCon in a couple weeks"

  • Why Free Software is a Matter of Life and Death (2010-07-28 19:04:48)
    Computerworld UK: "But for most people, it's hard to understand why software freedom is really that important. So this new report "Killed by Code: Software Transparency in Implantable Medical Devices" from the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) provides a handy opportunity to get the message across:"

  • Novell opens Linux appliance gallery (2010-07-28 18:34:48)
    Channel Register: "Novell has opened an online gallery for SUSE software appliances. It has been a year since Novell launched its SUSE Appliance Program, which offers a set of online tools, dubbed SUSE Studio, for spinning up software appliances based on its SUSE Linux distro."

  • Why Android won (2010-07-28 17:04:48)
    ZDNet: "The LiMo Foundation and GNOME sent out a press release this week touting their cooperation and the media laughed."

  • Open source startup takes over OpenSSO (2010-07-28 15:34:48)
    TechWorld: "A Norwegian startup is assuming responsibility for maintaining an open source web authentication technology originally developed by Sun Microsystems, and seemingly neglected by Oracle, which purchased Sun in January."

  • GNOME 3.0 delayed to March 2011 (2010-07-28 14:04:48)
    der Standard: "Developers want to take more time to "polish" their next major release - GNOME 2.32 in September"

  • Is Oracle trying to kill VirtualBox? (2010-07-28 13:34:48)
    Muktware: "It seems Oracle is hellbent on destroying whatever good Sun had done to the Open Source Ecosystem. The latest product to get the axe seems to be none other than the Flagship Virtualization program xVM VirtualBox."

  • Kernel Log: Who�s responsible for troubleshooting and quality assurance? (2010-07-28 12:34:48)
    The H Open: "Recently, a Red Hat developer got rid of a flaw in an Intel graphics driver, probably for a special corporate customer. For years, the flaw had been a thorn in the side of numerous users of systems with the 945GM chip-set."