LinuxCon Presentations Available Online

Oct 07, 2009

End of September was a meeting of open source experts in Portland, Oregon and Linux Pro Magazine was there with its video camera. Linus Torvalds and developer colleagues at the kernel roundtable, the hotly debated keynote by Mark Shuttleworth and all other presentations are available in our video archives.

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Stallman Challenges Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation

Oct 06, 2009

Free Software Foundation's Richard Stallman recently brought Microsoft's newly instituted CodePlex Foundation to task in his blog. The CodePlex Foundation's Miguel de Icaza, also mentioned in the blog, has since mounted a defense.

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X Server in New Version 1.7.0

Oct 05, 2009

The X.org team has made its X Server 1.7.0 available for download. X.org 7.5 will soon follow, according to a new, ordered release strategy.

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Bilski II: Red Hat Appeals to Supreme Court over Software Non-Patentability

Oct 05, 2009

The U.S. is known for its patent friendliness. But a Supreme Court decision in 2008 overturned a patent application by Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw for a risk mitigation process. Now Red Hat is using the so-called Bilski case in support of software non-patentability.

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Massive Change: Adobe Unifies Flash Player Across Platforms

Oct 05, 2009

Adobe has big plans for its Flash Player 10.1. The browser-based edition of its Player runtime should support multiple operating systems.

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Nvidia Presents First OpenCL Driver for Linux

Oct 05, 2009

Nvidia has announced its first OpenCL-capable driver. Not only that: Linux users will get it at the same time as the Windows package, which complies with OpenCL's platform-independent concept.

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GPLv2 Less Popular

Sep 18, 2009

Latest statistics from Black Duck Software show version 2 of the General Public License (GPLv2) sliding in popularity. Just under half of all the open source projects contained in the September 2009 statistics used the GPLv2.

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Android Internet Tablet from Archos

Sep 17, 2009

Electronics manufacturer Archos has introduced its new ARM-based multimedia player including Linux platform Android in collaboration with Google. An additional DVR docking station allows the device to morph into a video recorder.

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