Linux-Watch covers an
Open Invention Network
(OIN) announcement that three of the eight
patents cited in Microsoft's lawsuit against TomTom have been posted for
prior art review by the Linux community. "The three patents cited by
Microsoft that cover the FAT filesystem and related technology --
U.S. patents 5579517, 5758352, and 6256642 -- have been posted on the
Post-Issue Peer-to-Patent website associated with Linux Defenders, says
OIN. The patents also cover flash-erasable programmable ROM and a GUI
related patent, said OIN CEO Keith Bergelt in a phone interview.
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"Lifehacker: A lot of our readers want to know if you use Linux at all, and what you think about where it is today.
Steve Wozniak: I never got into Linux. I swear to God, it's only lack of time. I'm past the years of my life where I can really dig into something like running a Linux system. I'm very sympathetic to the whole idea; Linux people always think the way I want to think.
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Dave Phillips concludes his review of Music Notation Software for Linux
where he looks at MuseScore, NtEd, Noteflight and Outro.
"In this article, I conclude my status report on the development of some of the most active notation software projects for Linux.
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The Register reports
that Embedded Alley is porting Google's Android stack to the MIPS
microprocessor. "Embedded Alley has yet to complete its MIPS port, but chief executive Paul Staudacher told us that an end date is less than five weeks away. Before the end of May, the company will release its Android kit for building devices using the low-cost Alchemy chips fashioned by the Cupertino superconductor operation, RMI Corp.
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PCWorld is reporting
that funding for Minix research has been extended for five more years through a grant from the European Research Council. "The €2.5 million (US$3.3 million) grant will fund three researchers and two programmers, said Andrew S. Tanenbaum, a computer science professor at Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands.
Tanenbaum developed Minix, an operating system based somewhat on Unix that has a small code base and implements strong security controls.
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