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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
In terms of features that actually matter to users 'Is it MPL licensed?' ranks very low.
Relicensing and rebasing LibreOffice
Posted May 29, 2012 6:48 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
Posted May 29, 2012 7:58 UTC (Tue) by ballombe (subscriber, #9523)
Posted May 29, 2012 8:32 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted May 31, 2012 23:54 UTC (Thu) by jmorris42 (subscriber, #2203)
AGPL might not matter so much, but MPL will be vital. MPL can be distributed in app stores so if the device is a Windows 8 tablet or an iProduct it means he has the choice of using LibreOffice.
Most OO.o users are on Windows and it is about to be closed to GPL apps. First on ARM, then on x86. iProducts have been closed off for years.
Yes it sucks.
Posted Jun 9, 2012 21:03 UTC (Sat) by steffen780 (guest, #68142)
Posted Jun 9, 2012 21:06 UTC (Sat) by steffen780 (guest, #68142)
Posted Jun 1, 2012 14:01 UTC (Fri) by Lovechild (guest, #3592)
Not having our Open Source alternatives available to users on the iOS platform represents what is likely the biggest lost opportunity to reach users we have ever seen. Just look at the sales numbers, Apple sold more iPads last year than they have sold of Mac's in their entire lifetime as a company, they also outsold every major PC vendor. That trend is just going to continue.
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