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Legal Threats Against MPlayer, Server To Disappear

While legal threats to free software projects would be disastrous (if successful) to those seeking to destroy Linux and open-source work, there's sure been lots of in-fighting as of late that's proving to be quite damaging for many distinguished projects. OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice or KOffice to Caligra Office Suite may...

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Google APIs Now Support OAuth 2.0

Today Google announced support for the OAuth 2.0 protocol, although the standard isn't yet complete. Version 2.0 is designed for developer simplicity. Developers frequently complain about the difficulty of using OAuth to integrate applications with Google Apps. Google also introduced a new OAuth consent page that it hopes will be...

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In the Cloud, Open Source Tools Offer Freedom from Old-school Practices

As The Register notes, Microsoft corporate strategy leader Rolf Harms spoke at the Cloud Connect conference in California this week, and said that "horseless carriage syndrome" typifies today's cloud computing business. He was referring to the fact that in the early days of the automobile, cars were designed very much like the carriages that had previously been powered by horses, with some of them even containing places to put a whip. "When you think about a new paradigm, it's very hard to do so without putting it in the context of the existing mindset," Harms noted.

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3 Interesting Reads on Node.js

Node.js had a busy week. Joyent relaunched its Node.js hosting service and O'Reilly Media posted a draft of Tom Hughes-Croucher's Up and Running with Node.js book. Node.js was also the star of a lengthy piece in the Register and pulled ahead of Clojure in Google Trends this week.

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Linux 2.6.38-rc6 Kernel Released; Lots Of Small Fixes

The Linux 2.6.38-rc6 kernel has been released. The 2.6.38 kernel is getting into shape and will soon be released with the sixth release candidate carrying a variety of small fixes throughout this open-source kernel...

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