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Linux News for Feb 27, 2010

  • Time to name and shame the anti-open source extremists (Feb 27, 2010, 20:02)
    ZDNet : "But there are still extremists out there who want to destroy open source. Some of their names may surprise you."

  • The Quake III Test (Feb 27, 2010, 16:02)
    OStatic: "If people haven't started thinking about the current crop of smartphones as computers, maybe this will help: Quake III Arena (Q3A) ported to the Android platform."

  • "Task Pooper" could revolutionize GNOME desktop (Feb 27, 2010, 12:02)
    ars Technica: "The participants at the hackfest are aiming to improve the usability of existing applications, enhance the look and feel of the desktop with new theming concepts, and brainstorm ideas for extending the functionality of the new shell."

  • Stallman and Free Software Foundation launch Day Against DRM (Feb 27, 2010, 08:02)
    Computerworld UK: "Tuesday May 4 has been named as this year's Day against Digital Rights Management (DRM) by the President of the Free Software Foundation."

  • Novell: Linux Breaks Even as Microsoft Deal Revenues Wane (Feb 27, 2010, 04:02)
    Datamation: "Novell executives said this week that it's seven-year-old Linux business has finally broken even -- making good on promises made a year ago."

  • Pocketing Police (PayPal confiscates Xorg funds) (Feb 27, 2010, 00:02)
    DoctorMO's Blog: "An odd bit of news from the xorg foundation. During some discussion on their mailing list about missing funds it became apparent that PayPal had simply taken $5k of their money because PayPal thought xorg foundation were some sort of scam."