Citizens ask e-government project to use open source and standardsview story

http://linuxbsdos.com – Two hundred Romanians have signed a petition urging Gabriel Sandu, the Minister for Communications and Information Society, to support open source software on e-government projects. They also ask him to use open standards and to make government data public electronically. The petition was organised by APTI, a Romanian Association for Technology and Internet. It was organised [...] (General)

Where's the Summer or Documentation?view story

http://www.linux.com – If you ask what's missing from open source software, one of the top responses is often "documentation." While there's piles and piles of great code stuffed up on Google Code, SourceForge.net, and others, the actual documentation to accompany it is often lacking... (Software)

Pandora Units Revealedview story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Engadget is reporting that a photograph of mass-produced Pandora open-source handheld game console units has appeared online: You can follow the production of these first systems at the Pandora developer blog. I’ve yet to own a Linux-based handheld (hell, my Linux laptop has been retired as of a month ago); of those that have, which would you [...] (Software)

Android and Linux Kernel Developers join hands once againview story

http://linuxers.org – The ongoing heat between Linux kernel maintainers and Android Developers seems to be cooling down after their meet up at Linux Foundation Collaboration summit at San Francisco last week. (General)

40 Tools To Spice Up Your Twitter Backgroundview story

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Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"view story

http://linuxo.com – Network World: "News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey." (General)

Synaptics Gesture Suite Ported To Linuxview story

http://www.linux.com – On Friday we were briefed by Synaptics that they would be "announcing much-desired capabilities for notebook PCs running Linux and other open source operating systems", which we found out to mean that they were bringing their Synaptics Gesture Suite software to Linux. Today this announcement has no... (Software)

75 Open Source Tools to Replace Apps You Use Every Dayview story

http://redir.internet.com – Open source tools for music, security, business, IM, editing, gaming and other uses. Clearly, open source tools have fully matured. (General)

What Songbird's Flight Means for FOSSview story

http://www.linuxinsider.com – If a canary's song serves as a warning to miners, what does a Songbird's flight say about FOSS? That was the question on many bloggers' minds in recent days, as news of open source iTunes clone Songbird's decision to drop Linux support made its away across the forums. (General)

Dexpot is an awesome virtual desktop app - now with Windows 7 superbar integration!view story

http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Developer, Utilities, Productivity (General)