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Easing Configuration with Java

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Configuration can be a maintenance mess and add to a developer's burden. This article introduces a framework with which developers can define their application's configuration in terms of high-level interface.

Ten commandments for Ubuntu

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Matt Asay: I ended my presentation by suggesting that the Ubuntu community "make Ubuntu better, not simply a clone of yesterday's mistakes." To get there, I warned Canonical/Ubuntu to:

AWN Applet Dialog test case

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aarobone: Here's a quick video of my first test case of a "Topaz" style dialog in my AWN Monitor applet. I had to create a patch for the core AWN codebase in order to get the position tracking stuff to work...its not perfect but it works.

OSI Approves New Open-Source License

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eWeek: The Open Source Initiative approved on July 25 its first new license in quite some time: the Common Public Attribution License, which is essentially the Mozilla Public License with a new attribution clause.

What Do We Really Want From Linux?

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Serdar Yegulalp: In my last blog post about the real-world cost of Linux, I was struck by the contrast between my words and fellow InformationWeek blogger Alexander Wolfe’s take on all this. He’s lamented the broad variety of distributions out there, and found fault with the way those who create Linux distributions seem unwilling to accept what users really want.

GPL whiz Moglen nails Web 2.0 O'Reilly on 'frivolous' charges

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the register: O'Reilly invited Free Software Foundation lawyer Eben Moglen to participate in a discussion about "licensing in the Web 2.0 era" at this week's OSCON. The conference organizers did their best to fix the conversation. Even though everyone laughs at O'Reilly's Web 2.0 moniker to his face, the conference promoter still takes the phrase very seriously and expects others to do the same.

So You Want to Be a Linux Developer - Part 1

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Linux Insider: Are you driving progress forward? Are you presenting papers educating your peers at open source events? Can you write papers explaining what you do and how to use your code? Do you participate in a wide variety of activities that enhance open source? Those things are all important to consider and something the Linux Foundation looks at closely.

Linux Bible 2007 Edition: Install/Run 10+ GNU/Linux Distributions

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Every Flavor Bean: The Wiley book, Linux Bible - 2007 Edition, by Christopher Negus, the author of popular book Red Hat Linux Bible, got at least one thing right: it gives the reader an option to select one of many GNU/Linux distributions available today according to his or her requirements/taste.

A first look at Tracker 0.6.0

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arstechnica: Tracker 0.6.0 was released earlier this week. The latest version of the open source search and indexing system includes an assortment of long-awaited features. I tested Tracker 0.6.0 on my desktop computer, which runs Ubuntu 7.04.

On Debian Maintainers

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No Title: I suppose most of our New Maintainers will aim to become a Debian Maintainer just to bridge the time until they’re full Debian Developers. And I predict that this is also the major target audience for this new Debian Maintainers class.

Fuzz testing with zzuf

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linux.com: Fuzz testing, which uses random input to test software for bugs, has been the biggest thing to happen in IT security in quite awhile. Now you can quickly and easily direct your own fuzz testing ops, thanks to a cool little program called zzuf.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On CentOS 5.0

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This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine.

The inadvertent Linux user

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ITPro: While Linux is still taking off relatively slowly in the desktop world, the same is not true in the mobile space where many are predicting that we will be presented with a mobile Linux Odyssey in 2012.

Jim Zemlin touts the 'second phase' of Linux

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Interviews

computerworld: In January, two of the most established Linux and open-source advocacy groups, the Open Source Development Lab and the Free Standards Group, merged, forming the San Francisco-based Linux Foundation. Yesterday, Zemlin spoke with Computerworld at the Ubuntu Live Conference, discussing what his group will focus on as Linux and other open-source applications continue to be embraced by corporate IT departments.

Linux: It's Not Just for Servers Anymore

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wired.com: After years of being relegated to server racks and the desktops of ultrageeks, Linux is finally making some headway as a viable alternative to Windows on the consumer desktop.

Inkscape Tutorial - Web 2.0 Logos

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penguin pete: Bleah! More glossy crystal buttons and mirrored text! If you're anything like me, your reaction these days to the Web 2.0 aesthetic style is a cry of dismay and the gesture of your finger in your mouth in a gagging motion. Ten years from now, the world will look back on the currently popular art style as "the disco era of the web".

Mark Webbink's next step toward open source revolution

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Matt Asay: I received a sad piece of news today in my email: Mark Webbink is retiring from Red Hat, effective at the end of August. He will be missed.

openDesktop.org as the new head of the kde-look.org family

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liquidat: The family around kde-look.org grew again and launched opendesktop.org as a central place for developers, artists and other contributors. To round up the entire collection of family members gtk-apps.org and cli-apps.org were launched as well.

OLPC: The Secret Goal

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Beranger: Based on the HUGE interest (hype?) that XO has acquired (possibly more than Xbox 360, Wii, the iPhone and Harry Potter altogether), deciding to offer retail sales at 2x or 3x the mass-production price (after they repeatedly said there won't be any retail sales at all!) would be a tremendously profitable business, with a 100% to 200% profit margin!

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