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Developer Linux News for Aug 30, 2010

  • Should Open Source Communities Avoid Contributor Agreements? (2010-08-30 21:34:17)
    Simon Says: "Contributor agreements that aggregate the copyrights of open source code in favour of a single corporate sponsor are a sure sign of a community where one member has more rights than the rest. And equality is the key to success."

  • Canonical's X Gesture Extension Being Re-Evaluated (2010-08-30 17:34:17)
    Phoronix: "Earlier this month Canonical introduced its own multi-touch framework for Ubuntu that is set to premiere with Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and it's called UTouch and is joined by their own gesture/touch language"

  • CouchDB - The Open Source NoSQL Database (2010-08-30 16:34:17)
    Database Journal: "CouchDB is a great example of forward-thinking technology that's worth a look even if you're not currently in need of a database solution. This article introduces you to CouchDB, showing you how to get started using this fascinating solution and even integrate it into your PHP website."

  • ZFS as a Linux kernel module (2010-08-30 15:34:17)
    The H Open: "According to a report by Phoronix, Indian vendor Knowledge Quest Infotech is working on a native ZFS port to Linux. The company, whose areas of expertise include the Linux kernel and cluster file systems, reportedly plans to release the port in mid-September"