Linux Foundation Kicks Off "The Linux Super Bowl Ad" Contest

Feb 09, 2010

Linus Torvalds's foundation is doing a sequel this year of its creative community ad campaign for Linux with a second video contest. The winner will receive a laptop loaded with Linux and a trip to LinuxCon in Boston in August.

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Beginning of March: Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week

Feb 09, 2010

Ubuntu's Community Manager, Jono Bacon, has announced the Opportunistic Developer Week, to take place from March 1 to 6, 2010. The distance learning course will deal with the speedy creation of applications on the Linux desktop.

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FOSDEM 2010: Marketplace for Distros

Feb 09, 2010

At FOSDEM 2010 in Brussels, software that was declared dead was resurrected (Hurd), known combatants sat down at the same table (openSUSE, Fedora and Debian) and almost forgotten entities raised their hands again (openSUSE for PowerPC).

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Matt Asay Joins Canonical as COO

Feb 08, 2010

Following the withdrawal of Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth from the day to day running of the company, and his replacement by Jane Silber, Matt Asay has now moved into the free post of chief operating officer.

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FOSDEM 2010: OpenIntents Addresses Dependency Management

Feb 08, 2010

Under the motto "Reuse components, don't reinvent the wheel," Friedger Mueffke, founder of OpenIntents, described his project and its next steps. Using so-called intents, Android apps can provide services to other apps.

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FOSDEM 2010: Andrew Tanenbaum Sets Reliability Before Performance

Feb 08, 2010

Computer science veteran Andrew Tanenbaum presented the third version of his Minix operating system at the FOSDEM 2010 conference on February 6-7 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Rsync Interface for Maemo

Feb 05, 2010

Grsync, a graphical user interface for the rsync synchronization tool, is now available in version 1.0.0 for Maemo.

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Symbian Sourcecode Available

Feb 05, 2010

The Symbian Foundation has released its mobile platform of the same name as free software.

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