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Open Source

Submission + - The Liberated Pixel Cup: a game making contest from the CC, FSF, and OpenGameArt (

Lendrick writes: ", the Free Software Foundation, and the Creative Commons are teaming up to bring the Liberated Pixel Cup, a free-as-in-freedom game making contest starting on June 1st and going through July 31st. The contest will be divided into two phases: the first phase will be about adding on to a consistent set of art commissioned specially for the contest, and the second phase, starting on July 1st, will be about building games using the provided art."

Submission + - KDE's Plasma Active releases own 7" tablet (

mpol writes: "KDE's Plasma Active introduced last Saturday its own 7" tablet. According to Aaron J. Seigo, "It's the first tablet computer that comes with Plasma Active pre-installed".
The 'Spark' with its 7" screen is built around a Cortex A9 with a Mali-400-gpu, 512MB RAM and an SD-card slot. It will have a 800x480 screen resolution and will cost around 200 Euro.
It is actually a rebrand of the Zenithink ZT-180 C71, which comes with Android by default.
On a personal note, Aaron J. Seigo will no longer be sponsored by Qt Development Frameworks to work on Qt and KDE. He will however stay involved with KDE and Free Software he says."

The Internet

Submission + - Average web page is now almost 1MB (

MrSeb writes: "According to new research from HTTP Archive, which regularly scans the internet’s most popular destinations, the average size of a single web page is now 965 kilobytes (KB), up more than 30% from last year’s average of 702KB. This rapid growth is fairly normal for the internet — the average web page was 14KB in 1995, 93KB by 2003, and 300KB in 2008 — but by burrowing a little deeper into HTTP Archive’s recent data, we can discern some interesting trends. Between 2010 and 2011, the average amount of Flash content downloaded stayed exactly the same — 90KB — but JavaScript experienced massive growth from 113KB to 172KB. The amount of HTML, CSS, and images on websites also showed a significant increase year over year. There is absolutely no doubt that these trends are attributable to the death throes of Flash and emergence of HTML5 and its open web cohorts."

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