Android Platform 2.1 for Developers

Jan 13, 2010

Google's latest release, Android 2.1, comes not only with the mobile operating system but also a developer kit.

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Symbian 3 and 4 Progress

Jan 12, 2010

Development is moving forward on Symbian, a mobile phone operating system that is largely under free licensing. Version 3 should show all its planned features by the first quarter of 2010.

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FFII: EU Trade Agreement with Korea Endangers Developers

Jan 10, 2010

The Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) perceives the free trade agreement of the EU with Korea as a massive competitive disadvantage to the EU and a danger to software developers, free software projects and small and mid-sized companies.

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Ximian Founder Nat Friedman Leaves Novell

Jan 08, 2010

After nearly 7 years at Novell and over 11 years in the Linux business, the newly-wed Nat Friedman will take a trip around the world before founding a startup in the U.S.A..

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Relaxed Flash: Blitzableiter Checks for Malicious Flash Files

Jan 07, 2010

On stimulus from the German Federal Agency for Information Security (BSI), Felix "FX" Lindner of the Phenoelit hacker group investigated the security of Flash object code. The result is a free protection program with the name Blitzableiter ("lightning rod").

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Clutter 1.1.4 Understands OpenGL Better

Jan 06, 2010

On the way to GNOME 2.30 and Moblin 2.2, the Clutter project has released a new developers snapshot version of its 3D toolkit with many improved details.

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BPython 0.9.6: Python Command Line at Ease

Dec 31, 2009

BPython is an interactive Python command line interface with its own comfort functions. The program is now available in version 0.9.6.

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Perl Script Extracts Software Licenses

Dec 31, 2009

A tiny script from U.S. network specialist Scott Iekel-Johnson extracts software licenses from source code. The oss-license-extract tool is now available in version 1.2.

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