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Developer Linux News for Oct 20, 2010

  • Fear and loathing and open core (2010-10-20 21:33:44)
    451 CAOS Theory: "Bradley M Kuhn published an interest blog post at the weekend explaining why he believes Canonical is about to go down the open core licensing route and heavily criticising the company for doing so."

  • Android Gingerbread Baking Design, Video Chat Goodies (2010-10-20 14:03:44)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "Video chat based on Google Talk protocols, Google Voice over Wi-Fi, more uniformly designed icons and slicker looking Google Apps are on tap for Android 3.0, dubbed Gingerbread, which could be released to developers as early as this week, according to reports citing unnamed sources."

  • Oracle kicks LibreOffice supporters out of OpenOffice (2010-10-20 13:03:44)
    Cyber Cynic: "When The Document Foundation created LibreOffice from OpenOffice's code, they let the door open for Oracle, OpenOffice's main stake-owner, to join them. Oracle reply was to tell anyone involved with LibreOffice to get the heck out of OpenOffice."

  • The Qt Future - Mobile on Nokia (2010-10-20 12:03:44)
    The H Open: "The H went along to Qt Dev Days where Nokia outlined their plans for the open source user interface framework, placing it at the core of its mobile application development."

  • OpenOffice.org: Where From Here? (2010-10-20 11:03:44)
    Datamation: "If OpenOffice.org is to become competitive, it needs to change its approach to developers and use a more commercial strategy."

  • Debian to officially welcome non-packaging contributors (2010-10-20 01:33:44)
    Debian.org: "Today, the Debian Project has overwhelmingly decided in a General Resolution to formally acknowlege the contribution made by many people who help Debian in ways other than maintaining packages - by opening up the process of becoming an officially recognised Debian Developer."