Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros • The Register
“How much would it cost the European Union to cobble together the Linux kernel from scratch?
The development costs would reach over a billion euros (or about £900m, or $1.4bn USD), according to researchers from the University of Oviendo, Spain. Jesús García-García and Mª Isabel Alonso de Magdaleno are set to present this open source thought experiment at the European Union’s Conference on Corporate R&D next month.”
Hungry? How About An Open Source Restaurant | NetworkWorld.com Community
“Imagine just finishing a great dish at a restaurant and wishing you could make that at home. Well at the Instructables Restaurant you can do just that. In fact not only can you get the “source code” of the dish you ate, but you can download the plans to the furniture and fixtures as well.”
A word of caution when trying the Second Life Viewer 2 Beta with current OpenSim | justincc.org
“However, according to John Hurliman the version of the OpenMetaverse library currently being used by OpenSim has a problem dealing with at least one of the new inventory packets in the 2.0 Viewer. This means that it’s not impossible that using the viewer with OpenSim today could inadvertently destroy some of your inventory items.”
The Leader – News from Wrexham & Flintshire – ‘Second Life’ director talks social networking at Glyndwr University
“More than 100 budding businessmen and women are expected to attend the first ever pan-Wales virtual business conference at Glyndwr University.
The event, part-funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, will hear from virtual business experts and top young entrepreneurs.
John Lester, operations director at Linden Labs, founders of Second Life, is set to deliver a talk on opportunities in the virtual world from the United States via a video link-up.”
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