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Developer Linux News for Sep 21, 2010

  • Clearing the FUD around Ubuntu Application Review Process (Sep 21, 2010, 22:04)
    Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "An application review process was announced today for getting your apps into Ubuntu "extras" repository. But like most other announcements of new things, this one was met as well with as much criticism as the praise it got."

  • Open Hardware: What's It All About? (Sep 21, 2010, 21:04) "Open source, open licensing, free redistribution, collaborative, and community-based development – many hands make light work. They've done wonders for Linux, but can these concepts apply to hardware as well as software?"

  • PostgreSQL 9 Advances Database Replication (Sep 21, 2010, 20:34)
    Datamation: "The open source PostgreSQL project is out with a major new database release this week adding in support for features that expand scalability, security and performance."

  • Canonical Designer Shows Off User-Aware Prototype (Sep 21, 2010, 20:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Over at Canonical's design blog, Christian Giordano introduced an early prototype for a user-aware framework that tracks a user's movements and responds by triggering different actions."

  • Strategy, Tactics, and why companies are free to not contribute. (Sep 21, 2010, 19:04) "On the other hand, two points should be made to complement this view: the first is that some companies contribute in ways that are difficult to measure, and the second is that sometimes companies have no economic reasons to do so."

  • The geek who guides Linux Australia's fortunes (Sep 21, 2010, 18:34)
    IT Wire: "John Ferlito doesn't like to be called a nerd. He prefers to be referred to as a geek - though judging from his photo, he looks just like one of the many youthful businessmen in the tech community."

  • Cisco doesn't contribute nearly enough to open source (Sep 21, 2010, 17:04)
    Network World: "Cisco's website proudly proclaims it responsible for a half percent of the contributions to the Linux kernel (0.5%). In reality, Cisco has been a near non-entity as an open source contributor."

  • Direct3D 10/11 Is Now Natively Implemented On Linux! (Sep 21, 2010, 16:04)
    Phoronix: "It's a pity Luca Barbieri or any Mesa / Gallium3D developers are not at Oktoberfest as they are deserving of more than a few Maß of Augustiner."

  • Ubuntu, Canonical Wallow in Muddy Waters with Contributors' Agreements (Sep 21, 2010, 15:34)
    Datamation: "If you believe everything you read on the Internet, then Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu distribution, can't do anything right."

  • Open Source Security Revisited � With Enough Eyeballs, All Bugs Are Shallow (Sep 21, 2010, 13:04)
    CloudAve: "It is a common knowledge that, usually, Open Source projects are successful because of the developers scratching their personal itch."

  • Python: Unit Testing with Doctest (Sep 21, 2010, 07:34)
    Packt: "The title of this section, begs another question: "Why do I care?" One answer is that Unit testing is a best practice that has been evolving toward its current form over most of the time that programming has existed."

  • An Ecology Of Ardour (Sep 21, 2010, 01:34)
    Linux Journal: "Its importance reaches beyond its status with recording musicians by supplying an open-source realization of software on the order of professional-quality (and typically closed-source) commercial products."