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+ - Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post. [...]
The news of Ritchie's death was first made public by way of Rob Pike's Google+."

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Software

+ - Opera 10.0 released, ready to "Unite" the -> 1

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sherl0k
sherl0k writes "Opera 10.0, dubbed Opera Unite, has been released. Built into the web browser is a full fledged web server, complete with nifty little gadgets such as a "fridge" where people can post notes onto, a chat room, ability to stream your music library anywhere, and a built-in file-sharing mechanism. It also scores 100/100 on the Acid3 test."
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Linux Business

+ - Qt Software will add LGPL license to Qt 4.5

Submitted by eivindthrondsen
eivindthrondsen (694907) writes "Nokia announced today that its Qt cross-platform user interface (UI) and application framework for desktop and embedded platforms will be available under the open source LGPL version 2.1 license from the release of Qt 4.5, scheduled for March 2009 (http://www.qtsoftware.com/about/licensing).

In addition:

- Qt source code repositories will be made publicly available and will encourage contributions from desktop and embedded developer communities.
- Service offerings for Qt will be expanded to ensure that all Qt development projects can have access to the same levels of support, independent of the selected license.

With this announcement, the oft-repeated complaint that Qt is not free as in beer has been adressed. Interesting times for cross-platform developers ahead."
Microsoft

+ - Sweden Declares OOXML vote 'invalid'->

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Xemu
Xemu writes "On Tuesday, Slashdot reported that Microsoft bought Sweden's vote on OOXML. Late Thursday night, in a surprising move, the Swedish Standards Institue (SIS) decided to declare the vote 'invalid' on the formal grounds that the SIS president Lars Flink has determined with certainty that one person voted twice. The Swedish work group now says it is in practice impossible for Sweden to have time to vote again before Sunday, when the international vote is concluded. Sweden will abstain. (Hot of the presses, Swedish news sources only. Sorry)"
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