TroysBucket writes: The developer of Linux Tycoon (and host of the Linux Action Show) is trying to gather enough support through donations to release all of his software under the GPL and continue to develop them full time. Is this a pipe dream? Or is this a viable model for funding Open Source development?
aesoteric writes: "A legion of Silverlight developers have threatened revolt after Microsoft made no mention of Silverlight or.Net in the vendor's brief video preview for its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Developers expressed fears Microsoft might let their investment in skills "die on the vine" as Redmond finally embraces open standards. Microsoft, for their part, have told developers they can't say more until September."