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Developer Linux News for Nov 16, 2010

  • LibreOffice: "It is wrong to blame Oracle" (Nov 16, 2010, 22:34)
    derStandard: "First let me say: A lot of people blame Oracle and I don't think that's fair."

  • The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders (Nov 16, 2010, 18:04)
    Phoronix: "There is a new patch that has not yet been merged but has undergone a few revisions over the past several weeks and it is quite small -- just over 200 lines of code -- but it does wonders for the Linux desktop."

  • LibreOffice Rethinks the Office Suite (Nov 16, 2010, 15:34)
    Datamation: "LibreOffice only forked from six weeks ago. Already, however, news about its future directions is starting to trickle out. The details are sometimes sketchy, but they suggest that LibreOffice and could diverge more quickly than most observers imagined"

  • A report from OpenSQLCamp (Nov 16, 2010, 14:34) "What do you get when you put together 80 to 100 hard-core database geeks from ten different open source databases for a weekend? OpenSQLCamp, which was held most recently at MIT"

  • CDE: automatic packaging of Code, Data, and Environment (Nov 16, 2010, 03:04)
    Stanford: "CDE is a tool that automatically packages up the Code, Data, and Environment involved in running any set of Linux commands so that they can execute identically on another computer without any installation or configuration."