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Mir 0.0.8 Released, Weekly Update

It seems Canonical is making it a habit of tagging new versions of the Mir Display Server on a weekly basis. Mir 0.0.8 is out this week with a handful of changes over v0.0.7...

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Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Released

The Apache OpenOffice 4.0 release is now available. "OpenOffice 4.0 features a new, more modern user interface, improvements to Microsoft Office interoperability, enhanced graphics support and many other improvements." See the release notes for lots of details.

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Rasterman: Enlightenment To Have Full Wayland Support

Carsten Haitzler, a.k.a. "Rasterman" and known for his work on the Enlightenment window manager / desktop, has provided some new comments on Enlightenment's planned support for Wayland...

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Canonical Posts X.Org, Driver Patches For XMir

Canonical last week posted 15 patches so Mesa could support their Mir Display Server and specifically the Mir EGL platform. Those patches haven't received many comments from upstream Mesa developers, but there were more than 200 comments in our forums. Over the night, Canonical has posted X.Org Server patches for...

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Linus, Sarah and the Linux Civil Code

Anyone who has ever spent five minutes in the Linux blogosphere is probably already well-aware of Linux creator Linus Torvalds' propensity for speaking his mind in the plainest of terms. It was just slightly more than a year ago, after all, that he dropped an "F-bomb" on Nvidia, though that's...

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SourceForge's DevShare Offers Open Source Developers Monetization

Earlier this month, SourceForge--known as a central hosting and services site for countless open source projects--unveiled a beta version of a service called DevShare. DevShare is an opt-in revenue-sharing program "aimed at giving developers a better way to monetize their projects in a transparent, honest and sustainable way." The plan presents a way for developers of open source projects to monetize downloads and usage of their creations. After a few weeks of beta testing, some interesting reviews are coming in. According to SourceForge's announcement of DevShare: "DevShare is a new partnership program designed to make it easy for SourceForge developers to offer a selection of trusted open source applications to users, turning downloads into a source of revenue that can help fund their projects. This revenue will help these projects to grow and offer additional software to our users." This concept is not new. Other open source repositories have allowed developers to monetize downloads, but not at the scale of SourceForge.

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