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Linux News for Sep 30, 2007

  • Linux Powers Programmable Automation Controller (Sep 30, 2007, 20:00)
    LinuxDevices: "The iPAC-5010 is powered by a 180MHz ARM9 core, and comes with Linux and a GNU toolchain..."

  • Songbird Audio Player Has Potential, Needs Work (Sep 30, 2007, 16:00) "Songbird is a cross-platform, Mozilla-based music player with high ambitions..."

  • Abusing chroot (Sep 30, 2007, 12:00)
    KernelTrap: "'If you have the ability to use chroot() you are root. If you are root you can walk happily out of any chroot by a thousand other means,' Alan Cox explained during a thread that suggested chroot was broken in Linux..."

  • Read News Industry Text Format (NITF) Files with PHP (Sep 30, 2007, 08:00)
    developerWorks: "NITF is an open, public standard defined and supported by the International Press Telecommunications Council, and is widely used by some of the world's largest news agencies..."

  • Are Proprietary Firms Paying Gringo Price? (Sep 30, 2007, 04:00)
    ZDNet: "The open source discount, the lower price one would pay to acquire an open source company because its code is not proprietary, seems to be going away..."

  • Open-Source Mechanics: Marketing Through Community Segmentation (Sep 30, 2007, 00:00)
    The Open Road: "The truth about community is somewhat more complicated, Stegner and Onetti write, requiring traditional marketing segmentation to effectively feed and harvest from one's communities..."