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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 29, 2011

  • Open Source Electronics Pioneer Limor Fried on the DIY Revolution (2011-03-29 21:36:29)
    WIRED: "Limor Fried is a maker's maker. Sure, she's got prime geek credentials: She earned an electrical engineering degree from MIT, invented several delightfully nerdy things to do with Altoid tins, and reverse-engineered the legendary Roland TB-303 synthesizer. Now she runs Adafruit Industries, a New York City company that makes open source electronics kits and components for the growing tide of DIYers."

  • People behind Debian: Bdale Garbee, chair of the technical committee (2011-03-29 18:07:11)
    apt-get install debian-wizard: "Maybe you have heard the story where he got his beard shaved by Linus Torvalds to raise funds to protect the Tasmanian Devil. More seriously Bdale has played and continue to play a number of important roles in the Debian community."

  • BEEP, New Space Explorer and Platformer Coming to Linux in April (2011-03-29 14:16:29)
    Ubuntu Vibes: "Big Fat Alien, a Kelowna based indie game development studio is coming up with new fun space explorer and platformer for Linux in this April called BEEP."

  • Linux distros build on Conary package system (2011-03-29 13:03:19)
    Linux Devices: "Foresight Linux, which our sister site DesktopLinux once called 'the distribution for those who like living on GNOME's cutting edge', has reached version 2.5."

  • Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Google as Open Source Big Brother (2011-03-29 08:47:19)
    Open Source Fact and Fiction: "Google has set themselves up as 'Big Brother' here and made the decision 'for our own good'. This big brother approach is not going to win them any points or fans in the community, except for the big tablet makers who get a bit of a bigger head start on the market."