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06.11.12

Links 11/6/2012: Wine 1.5.6, Project Magenta Uses Linux

Posted in News Roundup at 11:21 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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GNU/Linux

Free Software/Open Source

  • Banking on open-source software

    COMPUTER engineer Musa Ngog has high hopes of winning funding from KTS Group’s inaugural Sarawak Youth Talent Discovery (SYTD) project with his plans to create public awareness of computer software piracy and educating users on better alternatives to getting much-needed software — for free.

  • “Evaluating the harm from closed source”

    For those of you with a more philosophical best, Eric S. Raymond has posted an interesting essay, “Evaluating the harm from closed source”.

  • Evaluating the harm from closed source
  • Web Browsers

  • Openness/Sharing

    • Free as in Bach: Open Goldberg Variations released
    • Open Access/Content

      • Kahn to MIT graduates: Open content is the future

        Open education innovator Sal Khan, MIT alumnus and founder of Khan Academy, gave the commencement address at MIT graduation ceremony on June 8, a speech that included both a nod to the power of open education as exemplified by MIT’s OpenCourseWare program and Khan’s own web site, and an homage to the importance of the unique academic community that is MIT.

        Khan spoke eloquently of the inspiration he drew from MIT’s 2001 announcement to make all of its courseware openly available on the web. “MIT announced … that it was going to take knowledge and resources that used to be behind the wall of elite institutions and not charge for them but give them away for free to the world … When I read that press release, I had never been so inspired. I had never been more proud to come from this community.”

  • Programming

    • Open Source Languages – Pros and Cons

      Many developers love to use open source software for the variety of benefits that come along with it. Some of the most popular open source languages used include C, PHP, Javascript, and C++. Although many people code using these languages, are there any major reasons not to use them? Let’s take a look and find out.

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