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Impossible thing #1: Developing efficient, well engineered free software like Debian GNU/Linux

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

With any paradigm shift, it is difficult to see the new world from the old one, even though it is glaringly obvious once you’ve crossed over. Empirical evidence is one way to bridge the gap. To that end, I want to show some solid evidence for the “impossible” things that commons-based peer production (CBPP) has already accomplished—things that the old conventional wisdom would tell us “can’t be done”. This week, I’ll look at what is probably the most obvious case: free software.

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The unflappable free software community that opened the iPhone

http://www.oreillynet.com

The world of free software is full of amazing and even heroic stories (the gcc toolkit for its quality and flexibility, Linux and free desktops for their size and sheer ambition, Samba and Mono for their tenacity at keeping up with confusing quasi-standards) but one of my favorite recent stories is the opening of the iPhone.

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Linux mobile software firm plants flag in China

http://www.linuxdevices.com

A design center in the South of France specializing in Linux mobile phone development has opened offices in Beijing. Purple Labs's China office will be headed by newly appointed GM of Asian sales Gordon Tsang (pictured at left), formerly of Openwave.

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Free software will win. Eventually.

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Free software (eventually) works better than proprietary software; why?

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The Fox And The Penguin

http://ventnorsblog.blogspot.com

While I am aware that there have already been numerous blog posts about how we are upping the ante for Firefox 3 for Linux, I'd like to take my own turn. I'm one of the people directly working on a lot of improvements to Firefox 3 especially on Linux and I would like to summarize in this post what I have done personally that you can all look forward to for Firefox 3.

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Does Linux Still Fill a Need?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Which brings us to the evolving relevancy of Linux. When I began using Linux it solved several problems I faced. Linux provided a way for me to learn UNIX without having to pay $20,000 for the so-called privilege of owning a Solaris OS.

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Cathedral vs. Bazaar in HIT-OSS

http://linuxmednews.com

Observation of the trends in many HIT OSS projects leads me to believe that our niche in the OSS world prefers the Cathedral model (Eric S. Raymond's definition) rather than the Baazar model.

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Canonical Unwraps 'Bazaar' Version Control Tool

http://www.eweek.com

Open-source projects often face the problem of keeping track of a project's code, while avoiding stifling developers' creativity. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, claims it has a solution to that problem: Bazaar 1.0, its new version control system.

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Top Best 50 Ubuntu Opensource Applications For Design And Developing

http://www.emmaalvarez.com

The users of Ubuntu have a big range of software to choose and install, but it's hard to choose what software is the best for your needs. This list hopes to help to choose the right software, and here follows what I think is the best Ubuntu software for designers and developers.

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Sun to dangle prize money over open-source efforts

http://www.linuxworld.com

Sun Microsystems on Wednesday will release details of a new award program meant to spur growth and activity within the company's open-source efforts, according to a post by Sun's open-source officer, Simon Phipps, on his corporate blog.

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Will GNU AGPLv3 boost Open Source SaaS support?

http://www.daniweb.com

Can Software as a Service get some Open Source lovin' now that the Free Software Foundation gets its licensing act together?

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Developing for the Nokia N800

http://www.ibm.com

Root around inside the heart of the Nokia N800 phone/Internet tablet/Webcam and take a closer look at the build environment, based on scratchbox.

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KDE 4: Plasma drag&drop, Digikam multiple storages

http://liquidat.wordpress.com

During the Plasma development Aaron Seigo mentioned that the final version of Plasma will allow it to the user to drag&drop Plasmoids between the “task bar” and the desktop. While the coding style for such applets was already available the actual implementation was still missing in Plasma’s task bar.

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Linux device driver drama: Who will deliver support, code sharing?

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com

Device drivers can make or break an operating system. The best engineered kernel is useless if applications running on it cannot interface with the outside world or if device manufacturers cannot readily support it with their wares.

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KDE development platform appears

http://arstechnica.com

This Wednesday in KDE land sees the start of the Release Freeze for KDE 4.0, anticipating a final release in December. By then, KDE 4 will have been in development for two years and five months, counting from the aKademy conference in Malaga, Spain, in July 2005.

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