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Programming

Submission + - Facebook opens pages to outside developers

prostoalex writes: "A New York Times story and Fortune magazine article are both reporting on Facebook allowing third-party developers to create pages within the site. Developers can use a combination of Facebook API and subset of HTML to create interactive pages accessible from within Facebook. Users retain complete control over which applications they want to have installed, and which applications they want to see on other people's profile. Developers can build on top of Facebook's social grid, and in case of a popular application gain distribution through Facebook newsfeed."
Software

Submission + - Richard Stallman fields questions on Free Software

An anonymous reader writes: Newsforge has an article on a talk Richard Stallman recently gave titled "The Free Software Movement and GNU/Linux Operating System". Of particular interest is the open Q&A session where RMS is asked such questions as "Do you support the Creative Commons license?", and other ethical as well as practical questions.

In keeping with RMS' wishes the talk is only available in Ogg Theora and can be downloaded by http or bittorrent.
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - An Overview on the Free Software Movement by RMS

Andareed writes: Richard M. Stallman , founder of GNU, the FSF, and the Free Software Movement discusses the past, present and future of the GPL. In particular, RMS discusses the new GPLv3 and how it applies to software patents and propriertary software. He also discusses what he sees as the future of Linux and Hurd. He attacks binary-only drivers in the linux kernel (read: NVIDIA and ATI) and insists that companies must release open-source Linux drivers or "suffer the wrath of the Free Software Movement".
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - RMS talk on The Free Software Movement

dalektcalum writes: Richard Stallman recently gave talk titled "The Free Software Movement and GNU/Linux Operating System". Of particular interest is the open Q&A session where RMS is asked such questions as "Can I use ATI and NVIDIA drivers because Mesa isn't nearly as complete?", and other ethical as well as practical questions.

In keeping with RMS' wishes the talk is only available in Ogg Theora and can be downloaded by http, bittorrent, and dijjer
Graphics

Submission + - Linux, Windows, and Apple 3d graphics programming

An anonymous reader writes: Advanced graphics programming differs from platform to platform, but weather you are coding for the Wii,Vista, or Linux the common mathematical princples remain the same. In a recent talk given by "The Professor" (Christopher Evensen) he covers the linear algebra which everyone should know. Its an excellent introduction for those interested in getting started, or a good review for those already involved.
Linux Business

Submission + - Developing Open Source Software Ventures

bobdole3k writes: The University of Waterloo just posted a video of a new talk economist Larry Smith gave the UW students about creating startups using open source software and domain specific knowledge. Smith gives examples of successful companies as well as a few companies that didn't make it off the ground.
Businesses

Submission + - Developing Open Source Software Ventures

calumtdalek writes: The UofW Computer Science Club just posted a video of a new talk economist Larry Smith gave the UW students about creating startups using open source software and domain specific knowledge. Smith gives examples of successful companies as well as a few companies that didn't make it off the ground.
Businesses

Submission + - Software Start-ups: What Worked and What Did Not

larrysmithfanboy writes: Economic Larry Smith recently presented a radical new take on software startups in an increasingly globalized economy. In this talk, Smith discusses key skills that a would-be entrepreneur must possess and gives examples of how these skills have helped startups. A must-watch for anyone serious about 21st-century business.

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