In this episode: HP becomes a platinum member of Linux Foundation. Microsoft sponsors LinuxCon Europe. Steam for Linux launched. FreeBSD now officially Clang-based. Android turns 5. Enlightenment 17 enters alpha. Lots of bad news for Apple. UK government redefines open standard and the ext4 bug has been patched (well ... sort of). We've also got lots of discoveries, a single rant and the open ballot.
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What's in the show:
- Lightning News:
HP has become a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. Microsoft is a gold sponsor of LinuxCon Europe. Steam for Linux external beta has been launched. Clang is now the default compiler for FreeBSD. It's been five years since the Open Handset Alliance announced Android. Enlightenment 17 enters alpha. Apple says sorry to Samsung again, this time with more intensity. Apple loses in Wisconsin, with added prejudice. And Apple loses in Mexico too. The ext4 bug we mentioned last week has been sort-of patched. Elite, the game, is being kickstarted. And the UK government redefines open standards and ensures : "rights essential to implementation of the standard, and for interfacing with other implementations which have adopted that same standard, are licensed on a royalty free basis that is compatible with both open source and proprietary licensed solutions".
- Discovery of the week:
There's an Ableton-Live competitor and it runs on Linux. It's called Bitwig Studio.
- Rants and Rants:
We read an extract from Clement Lefebvre's rant about GTK 3.4 from the Linux Mint blog.
- Speak Your Brains:
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- Open Ballot: Christmas List
- Our scripts are updating Facebook again.
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Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory and Graham Morrison
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