Title: Two cows and a house
In this episode: Raspberry Pi is nearly open source. Wayland 1.0 and Ubuntu 12.10 are here. Mandriva is being reborn, again. Goophone-mini has been announced and Apple apologises to Samsung over its patent dispute. Americans can jailbreak their phones, but they can no longer unlock them. There's a problem with the ext4, and Amazon remotely wipes a customer's Kindle. Plus: hear the best ever Speak your Brains, our own discoveries and your own opinions in the Open Ballot.
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What's in the show:
- Lightning News:
Raspberry Pi is now (almost) fully open source. In the cryptic language being used, all the code that runs on the ARM core is open (BSD). X's potential replacement, Wayland 1.0, has been released. Ubuntu 12.10 is now available. Mandriva is being reborn again as OpenMandriva. The $99 Goophone-mini could be a Linux-based alternative to a new Apple product. And Apple has kinda sorta apologised to Samsung over its patent dispute, although it failed to mention verdicts in South Korea, Japan and the Netherlands where Samsung was found not to copy Apple. Americans can now jailbreak phones, but they can no longer unlock them, nor jailbreak tablets, thanks to the DMCA. There's a potential problem with the ext4 filesystem, and Amazon remotely wipe someone's Kindle of its library with neither warning nor explanation.
- Discovery of the week:
Manage your various ebook files and devices with Calibre.
The Marks & Spencer's store that sells the most Chicken Tikka Masala is the store on the Champs-Élysées, Paris.
Expand the I/O on your Arduino Nano with the an I2C port expander.
There's an awesome synth being developed for the Raspberry Pi, called Piana.
- Speak Your Brains:
Many thanks to all 4 contributors to this section: James Eriksen for his blog post - 'No thanks, I got Linux', Richard Clinker on mission statements and OpenSUSE (here's the strategy page). Paul Gideon Dann on our language bias and how we should give more coverage to Ruby. And finally, Joshua Beck on package management.
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- Open Ballot: How can we capitalise on the release of Windows 8?
- Our scripts are updating Facebook again.
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