Google Gears Ends as Separate Project

Feb 23, 2010

Gears Team project manager Ian Fette revealed in the Gears blog why development on the product was stalled for months: the project is to lose its independence because the effort on Gears was to become part of HTML5 and Chrome.

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VP8 Codec: FSF Encourages Free Video Standard

Feb 22, 2010

In an open letter to Google, the Free Software Foundation suggested that the software giant freely release the VP8 HD video compression format after having acquired the On2 video technology firm.

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Gitg 0.0.6 Supports Cherry-Picking

Feb 22, 2010

Gitg, a GUI program that works with git repositories, is available for download in version 0.0.6.

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Ssscrape 1.0 Collects Dynamic Web Data

Feb 18, 2010

The Ssscrape tool screen-scrapes data from RSS and Atom feeds, blogs and podcasts. The open source software is now available in version 1.0.

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Adobe Joins LiMo Foundation

Feb 18, 2010

A few media technology companies have joined the LiMo Foundation, Adobe Systems among the newest ones.

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Qt 4.6.2 stable for Maemo 5 with first Mobile APIs

Feb 18, 2010

The 4.6 release from Qt comes with a Symbian installer, Qt APIs for mobile devices and the promised Maemo 5 port.

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Video: Andrew Tanenbaum on Bugs and Minix' Reincarnation Server

Feb 16, 2010

Linux Pro Magazine met the author of numerous standard works in informatics and the most famous Linux critic at the Fosdem in Brussels.

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Award for Linux Access to Governmental E-Mail in Czech Republic

Feb 16, 2010

According to an announcement by the European OSOR information service, a group of Czech companies and individuals has offered a roughly 3,200 euro award to develop platform-independent access to the mandatory "Data boxes" email service used by government agencies.

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