Daily links for 03/30/2011

Amazon on Cloud Player: we don’t need no stinkin’ licenses “Amazon launched Cloud Drive and Cloud Player on Tuesday morning, offering US-based Amazon customers 5GB of online storage to use for whatever they please. If they buy an album from Amazon MP3, however, they get 20GB of storage for the…

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My NASA presentation: “Open Source Governance for your Organization”

Today I’m giving a presentation at the NASA Open Source Summit at the NASA Ames Conference Center in Mountain View, CA. The talk is called “Open Source Governance for your Organization” and is based on my experience within IBM in the last few years and what I have written in…

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Daily links for 03/29/2011

World Wind JAVA SDK “Here you will find the World Wind SDK for Java. With this SDK, developers can embed World Wind technology in their own applications. The API documentation will be made available later.” tags: java nasa Open Source virtual-world 451 CAOS Theory » OpenStack: balancing control and community “The…

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Daily links for 03/25/2011

Android openness withering as Google withholds Honeycomb code “During a keynote presentation at Google‘s IO developer conference last year, Google VP of engineering Vic Gundotra proclaimed that the search giant created Android in order to bring freedom to the masses and avoid a “draconian future” in which one company controlled…

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Daily links for 03/18/2011

How To: Founding an Open Source Software Center at a University | opensource.com “Raising open source awareness in any organization is a very important, and sometimes difficult, task. Particularly important is open source awareness among college students. These are the engineers and computer scientists of the next generation who will…

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Daily links for 03/15/2011

Black Duck Introduces Android Fast Start Program – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “As the Google Android platform has become red hot for developers, Black Duck Software has launched an Android Fast Start program, a bundled software and service offering designed to help Android developers get started…

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Daily links for 03/09/2011

The Android OS Update Problem | alexking.org “Developers have to support too many OS versions and devices. The testing matrix involved in supporting multiple OS versions, multiple vendor-specific extensions, multiple hardware configurations (differences in physical screen size and resolution, with or without a hardware keyboard, BlackBerry style keyboard vs. slide-out…

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Daily links for 03/08/2011

Open Source and Mobile Devices OpenLogic Scan Shows Open Source License Violations for iPhone and Android “OpenLogic, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise open source software support, scanning and governance solutions, today announced the results of a scan and license compliance assessment of 635 leading mobile applications. Among other findings,…

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Daily links for 03/07/2011

Ars reviews the Motorola Xoom “Motorola’s Xoom tablet is the first device to ship with Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb, a highly anticipated new version of Google‘s mobile operating system. Honeycomb introduces a sophisticated new user interface that was designed for the tablet form factor—a major step forward for Android. Motorola…

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Daily links for 03/04/2011

iPad 2 has Samsung fixated on “inadequate” aspects of new Galaxy Tab “The iPad 2 that Apple announced this week is already making competing manufacturers second-guess themselves. Samsung in particular is feeling pressure to step up to the iPad 2’s level—”we will have to improve the parts that are inadequate,”…

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Daily links for 03/01/2011

GPL and the Apple App Store [vlc-devel] FSF position on GPLv2 & current App Store terms “There have been changes to the terms since our original blog post on the topic. I confirmed that the changes did not affect the GPLv2 analysis before I blogged about Rémi’s enforcement action, but…

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