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Developer Linux News for Sep 10, 2010

  • Great News for MonoTouch Users (Sep 10, 2010, 23:02)
    Tirania: "Apple has removed the restrictions that were introduced earlier this year (the famous section 3.3.1). "

  • Open Source Community Types (Sep 10, 2010, 20:02)
    Computerworld UK: "When people say "community" it's important to work out just who they mean, as there is no single "open source community" - it's a meta-community built from many kinds of communities."

  • 7 Mozilla Labs Projects You Might Not Know About (Sep 10, 2010, 19:32)
    Tech Drive-in: " Mozilla Labs is what it name stands for. A place where people come together virtually to produce creative works mostly web based technologies. Mozilla Labs hosts a number of popular projects and involves active community participation."

  • The kernel column #91 by Jon Masters (Sep 10, 2010, 16:32)
    Linux User and Developer: "In this months kernel column John Masters discusses another eventful kernel cycle, not to mention the latest round of Linus Torvald (justified?) rants, the Kernel Summit 2010 and some pretty intense penguin-on-penguin action..."

  • Launching the Revolution: Kickoff's redesign ideas (Sep 10, 2010, 13:32)
    openSUSE Revolution: "The launcher menu paradox has almost been around ever since graphical environments were created. They provided a simple method through which users could access their applications pertaining to a particular task."

  • The 6 dimensions of Open Source (Sep 10, 2010, 12:32)
    Seeing the fnords: "Why do people choose to participate in Open Source ? It's always a mix of various reasons, so let's try to explore and classify them."

  • A licensing change for syslog-ng (Sep 10, 2010, 10:32) "Many have criticized syslog-ng, a replacement for the syslog logging daemon with many additional features, for not being open enough. Syslog-ng has a closed-source commercial version and keeps the entire code base under a single copyright by requiring copyright transfer for contributions, which has been a sore spot in the eyes of many people."

  • Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels (Sep 10, 2010, 01:32) "Much attention goes toward mainline kernel releases, but relatively few users are actually running those kernels. Instead, they run kernels provided by their distributors, and those kernels, in turn, are based off the stable kernel series. The practice of releasing stable kernels has been going for well over five years now, so perhaps it's time to look back at how it has been going."