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Darkness Visible: Making Patent Absurdity Patent Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I write a lot about software patents. The reason is simple: they represent probably the greatest single threat to free software, far beyond that of any individual company.

Learn inotify efficient Linux file system event-monitoring in the 2.6 kernel

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Learn how to use inotify functions for a simple monitoring app. Download the sample code and Use inotify when you need efficient, fine-grained, asynchronous monitoring of Linux file system events. Use it for user-space monitoring for security, performance, or other purposes.

Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"

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OSS News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey.

Introducing SourceForge Downloads

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Web introduced a new service this week. Until now, if you wanted to distribute your software on SourceForge’s global network, you needed to set up a complete project. The new SourceForge Downloads distribution service sports a new file manager.

VLC 1.1.0 preview adds GPU acceleration

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Software The VideoLAN Project developers have announced the availability of a preview release for version 1.1, the first test release of the 1.1.x branch, of their popular VLC Media Player.

Btrfs System Rollbacks In Fedora 13

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Linux One of the benefits of Btrfs besides offering competitive performance against other Linux file-systems and SSD optimizations is its support for sub-volumes and writable snapshots. While Btrfs is still in development and is not yet used as a default file-system by any Linux distribution, Red Hat has been introducing support for system rollbacks into Fedora.

Stefano Zacchiroli is new Debian leader

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Linux Senior developer Stefano Zacchiroli has been elected the leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project for 2010-11, having defeated the other three candidates in the race.

Ubuntu 10.04: review

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Ubuntu I've been using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx for a week now, and I can make a short review of what to expect in the new version of this Linux distribution.

The viability of open source forking Source code availability is a central factor in establishing trust in the open source community, as knowledge that the source is available can often allay fears about the future of a particular open source project or product. And yet, this trust can often be overstated.

Why Open Source?

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OSS The question "Why open source?" really encompasses two questions for the enterprise to consider: "Why use open source software?" and "Why should I develop my software in a community-based, open source way?"

The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest

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Linux After posting the 15 Cool and Unique Linux Desktop Workspaces, I decided to officially launch today "The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest".

Open Source Video Conferencing

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linuxdesk.wordpress: Open Source Video Conferencing software are pretty new. Except the grand father Ekiga (former GnomeMeeting), the most promising.

A quick look at framebuffer applications

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kmandla.wordpress: I use framebuffer-driven systems on a daily basis, but it’s rare for me to look beyond image viewers, screen grabbers or the occasional terminal font in terms of software written to take advantage of the framebuffer.

SimplyMepis 8.5

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Linux I have been looking forward to the release of SimplyMepis 8.5 for at least six months. It was a long hard wait, but the opportunity finally arrived on March 30 with the release of SimplyMepis 8.5.

today's leftovers:

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  • DSI: Space Invaders lives again
  • Bootchart of Archlinux
  • 3% of open source software ever created use Apache Commons libraries
  • Options Alert for Red Hat Inc
  • dstat - Versatile resource statistics tool
  • Bombono DVD - Easy to use program for making DVD video discs
  • The Life Expectancy of Linux
  • Packages Installed with apt-get kubuntu-desktop
  • A new game for Linux - Out of the Park Baseball
  • Why Hasn't Linux Been More Successful? Blame Ubuntu?
  • In loving memories: Phil Lavigna (1963-2010)
  • Linux Link Tech Show #349 - Apr 15
  • TuxRadar Podcast S2E6 - Pink Ponies, naturally

some howtos:

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  • KVM setup with bridged networking
  • stat
  • Create a Persistent Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive
  • Working and Manage directories in Linux with command line
  • Convert Ext3 filesystem to Ext4 Filesystem without Reinstalling
  • md5sum: Remove duplicate files
  • Joining Ubuntu Lucid to Active Directory
  • Access webmails from desktop
  • ninja - Monitor Linux System for Unauthorized root access
  • sysadmin tip: reboot more often
  • Backup Directories and Subdirectories Preserving File Structure

New developer demographics favor Linux, PHP Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer might agree with The Who that "the kids are alright," but he's unlikely to appreciate their changing taste in programming languages and operating systems. But then, neither will Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Collabora Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux Collabora’s team of open source development veterans will contribute to MeeGo project

Ubuntu 10.04 delivers

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  • Ubuntu 10.04 delivers usability, strength
  • Ubuntu 10.04 OS has enterprise appeal
  • Manage your Ubuntu One account

Why the open source way trumps the crowdsourcing way

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OSS A while back, I wrote an article about why the term crowdsourcing bugs me. Another thing that drives me nuts? When people confuse crowdsourcing and open source.

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