oever writes: TheMukt chides Google for not supporting OpenDocument Format well and claims that the newly released WebODF 0.5.0 in combination with ownCloud is the answer to this deficiency.
A WebODF developer blog highlights all the goodies in the first WebODF release where the text editor is considered stable and made available as an easy to use component. These include extensive benchmarking, unit testing, and advanced HTML5 techniques to give the editor a native feel.
oever writes: Software freedom is an interesting concept, but being able to study the source code is useless unless you are certain that the binary you are running corresponds to the alleged source code. It should be possible to recreate the exact binary from the source code. A simple analysis shows that this is very hard in practice, severely limiting the whole point of running free software.
oever writes: Today, Nokia released the first public version of the office document viewer for the Nokia N900 phone. It was uploaded to the Maemo repositories. This version supports text files, spreadsheets and presentations in OpenDocument format (ODF) and Microsoft Office formats.
oever writes: "QtSoftware, formerly Trolltech and now part of Nokia, is changing the slogan for its Qt library. "Qt Everywhere" makes way for "Qt Overload". The new community site that goes with the slogan features content that shows cute things that you can do with cute software. Alexandra Leisse, community manager at QtSoftware says: "QtOverload shows the softer side of our software." Qt is inspired by the popular website Cute Overload."
oever writes: "International chess player Davy Levy, know from his successful 1968 bet that no computer program would beat him during the next decade, will defend his Ph.D. thesis today. The thesis discusses the topic of sex with robots. Levy holds that sex and marriage with robots will be a normal social practice by 2050. The main advantage of a robot is its obedience. The thesis is available in bookstores."
oever writes: "Google has released Google Desktop Search for Linux today. The closed source software package will compete with the large selection of open source desktop solutions that are currently available. Interest in projects like Beagle and Strigi might decline as a result of this release. Google Desktop Search does not yet adhere to the free desktop search standard Xesam."
oever writes: "The economist Yunus and the Grameen bank received the Nobel Peace Prizetoday for his work on lending money to the poor to enable them to start their own businesses. This leads to the question: shouldn't Richard Stallman and the FSF receive the prize for fairly providing production factors to software developers and users?"