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Linux kernel: 13 million lines, over 5 patches per hour

http://arstechnica.com

The Linux Foundation has published its third annual report about Linux kernel authorship.

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HTC Willfully Violates the GPL in T-Mobile's New G2 Android Phone

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com

"HTC will normally publish this within 90 to 120 days. This time frame is within the requirements of the open source community."

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Why I'm Reinventing Disqus

http://www.tildehash.com

"Why am I reinventing Disqus? That is the question I've been getting asked since I 'announced' on Identi.ca that I'd be replacing Disqus with a free (AGPL) comment system that I was to write." ... "Complete lack of Source Code: Currently, Disqus doesn't distribute their source code, and don't plan to do so in the future.

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If you're going to do good science, release the computer code too

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Programs do more and more scientific work - but you need to be able to check them as well as the original data, as the recent row over climate change documentation shows

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Web code is already open - why not make it free as well

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Oh dear. After the debacle with Microsoft Poland's apparent racist photoshopping, Microsoft China went and got the company in hot water for allegedly "stealing" code. Yes you read that right: Microsoft and wholesale "theft" of code from another website. Of course it's not "theft" it's copyright infringement but tomayto/tomarto. Microsoft confessed blaming a vendor they had worked with.

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Created by fr34k123 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 46 weeks ago
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Responsible Open Source Code Parenting

http://www.codinghorror.com

If you're an ASCII-head of any kind, you will feel immediately at home in Markdown. It was so obviously designed by someone who has done a lot of writing online, as it apes common plaintext conventions that we've collectively been using for decades now. It's certainly far more intuitive than the alternatives I've researched.

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Study: Open source software is improving

http://www.h-online.com

The code analysis tools vendor, Coverity, has released the 2009 edition of the Coverity Scan Open Source ReportPDF. The survey, which was originally initiated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2006, examines the integrity and quality of open source software.

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Amazon code release irrelevant, Kindle is still closed

http://arstechnica.com

Amazon recently released the source code of some of the components that are used in the Kindle. Contrary to the erroneous reports that are circulating the Web, Amazon is not opening its e-book reader. The code release is purely for GPL compliance while the Kindle's ebook features remain proprietary.

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Compiling Perl Into Binary Code On Linux And Unix. Cool, But...

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

An interesting concept, that's been around for a while. Neat, but...

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FLOSS & the Hacked Ideology

http://kin.calvin.free.fr

A poem about the impact of the process of software compilation over Freedom. Who can affirm that the meal we give you to eat is in correlation with the recipe we said it was made of ? Provocative thought.

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Examining the Compilation Process. Part 1.

http://www.linuxjournal.com

This article, and the one to follow, are based on a Software Development class I taught a few years ago. The students in this class were non-programmers who had been hired to receive bug reports for a compiler product.

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Rising Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Software is Putting Businesses At Greater Risk

http://www.fortify.com

New data from Fortify Software finds that widely-used open source software packages do not employ best practices for securing code.

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Created by sharkswithlazers 6 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 20 weeks ago
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VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code

http://www.phoronix.com

Back at the Linux Foundation Austin Summit, VIA had announced plans to develop a new open-source initiative in a similar fashion what AMD has been doing. However, in the weeks following that they haven't done much for the open-source community.

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Created by GadgetGeek 6 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 31 weeks ago
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Who Writes Linux? There Are a Lot of Unknowns

http://www.internetnews.com

In the beginning, there was Linus Torvalds, a single developer who put together the original Linux kernel. Fast forward to 2008 and Torvalds is no longer the lone Linux developer.

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Created by bluecheese 6 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 36 weeks ago
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Sweet, sweet smell of comments in code?

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

Arguments rage over the importance of adding comments to your code versus the importance of writing clear code that speaks for itself, thereby potentially eliminating the need for comments.

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