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  • Open Office Suite Gets Forked (Sep 28, 2010, 20:32)
    Datamation: "The suite of open source applications is now at a fork in the road."

  • An Open Response to the USPTO -- Physical Aspects of Mathematics (Sep 28, 2010, 20:02)
    Groklaw: "The USPTO has issued a request for comments on their new interim guidance, Interim Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility for Process Claims in View of Bilski v. Kappos [PDF]. They invited comment by Monday, September 27, from the public on three questions in particular:"

  • Open Source Databases Have Come of Age (Sep 28, 2010, 18:32)
    LinuxInsider: "Client/server systems with SQL interfaces jockey for position against upstart NoSQL systems with intimidating (and exciting) new models for data representation, distribution and consistency."

  • The Oxymoron of Corporate Controlled "Community" Projects (Sep 28, 2010, 18:02)
    Standards Blog: "This morning brought the significant - and decade overdue – announcement of the launch of an independent foundation to host development of the open source, ODF-compliant OpenOffice productivity suite."

  • Red Hat v. Oracle: Which is More Standards Compliant? (Sep 28, 2010, 15:32)
    IT World: "Compliance, it seems, is the new meme. Meme status was actually granted a few weeks ago when the meme fairies (they're real; look it up) bestowed the honorific to the open source compliance issue during LinuxCon."

  • OpenOffice goes its own way (Sep 28, 2010, 14:32)
    Cyber Cynic: "While under Sun's management, OpenOffice got off to a great start, the program hasn't been doing much of anywhere lately. That may be about to change under an independent non-profit group called The Document Foundation."

  • Video Interview with Linus Torvalds at Sao Paulo Zoo (Sep 28, 2010, 13:32)
    Google blog: "Later in the week when they were waiting to go on a safari at the Sao Paolo Zoo, Jeremy seized the opportunity to go on a trip down memory lane when he asked Linus about the Sinclair QL they each owned while growing up."

  • Bash Programming Tutorial 1 � A Quick Introduction (Sep 28, 2010, 12:32)
    Learning by Examples: "Harold Rodriguez explains Bash programming in this 2 Part tutorial. His slick and excellent style of writing has enabled him to cover all the essential features of bash programing in a few pages."

  • Fedora presents...Graphics Test Week this week (Sep 28, 2010, 12:02)
    Fedora: It's been creeping up, and now it's time: the world-famous Graphics Test Week begins tomorrow, with the Fedora 14 Nouveau Test Day!

  • Develop for Google Chrome � making apps and extensions (Sep 28, 2010, 09:02)
    Linux User and Developer: "Kunal Deo explores the art of developing for Google Chrome using HTML5 and more. In this tutorial you'll learn how to develop web apps and extensions for the world's fastest growing web browser..."

  • Fedora presents...Graphics Test Week this week (Apr 12, 2010, 22:04)
    Fedora: The Fedora project announces that this week is Graphics Test Week. This is the highlight of the Fedora 13 Test Day cycle, with Test Days for NVIDIA, ATI/AMD and Intel graphics all falling this week.