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06.21.08

Links 21/06/2008: Choice a Necessity, GNU/Linux Development on the Rise

Posted in News Roundup at 8:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  • An interview with Jim Ready

    We can all be quite proud of the enormous progress Linux has made in transforming the embedded OS marketplace from one which was highly fragmented and largely devoid of standards, to an environment based upon a highly functional OS which is a truly open standard: Linux.

  • Linux prominent in chip show awards
  • Home-Brewed Entertainment the Open Source Way

    There are plenty of companies offering to sell you the latest set-top box or media server for your home theater. However, many of them are tied up with proprietary technologies that limit what a true-hearted tinkerer can do with them. There are other ways. Open source software exists for those with the courage to do it themselves.

  • Google’s Summer Of Code Attracts Hundreds Of Students

    Google’s Summer of Code is one reason why Google keeps Microsoft executives awake at night.

    Summer of Code is one of Google’s most active hosted sites for open source development. Google’s strategy is clear — give students a stipend and in return they’ll code their tails off and contribute to the open source community.

    Now in its fourth year, the project has attracted open source heavyweights like Mozilla, MySQL, PHP and GNU.

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2 Comments

  1. Java Programming said,

    June 22, 2008 at 1:32 am

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    Since its inception, the released system, Linux, has been based on the Linux kernel, but most of the basic tools come from the GNU project, Linux. Java Programming

  2. borgermaster said,

    June 22, 2008 at 5:41 am

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    “Since free-software as promoted by the FSF is all about freedom and free choice, the developers are free to choose their own way of programming and building projects.”

    Very funny. And there I thought you were against Mono. Go meditate a little about what ‘free choice’ means.

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