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  • Coalition forms to speed Linux/ARM powered devices to market
    What Ryan Paul describes at Ars Technica is thankfully not yet another Linux based software stack for ARM processor based consumer devices. Rather Linaro is aiming much lower in the stack, to improve tooling around ARM-based systems on a chip. Their stated goals is to make it easier and faster to bring ARM powered devices to the consumer. Although they haven’t done any technical work, I am already thinking this might be an apt target to help with getting WebM running on ARM for anyone who uses the chip architecture.
  • Side-by-side comparison of Canada’s last and current copyright bill
    Professor Geist’s research assistant has put together a very complete comparison. I wish that they had used Scribd’s new HTML5 document viewer to share and embed it. I couldn’t get the download to work until I clicked through to the version on Scribditself.
  • Dual tablet announced aimed at college students
    What is it with this form factor and the education market? Reading through the details at Wired, this is clearly a whole other beast than the XO2 which was supposed to be dual touch screens in a similar configuration. Its unclear what OS these will run though I suspect someone will get Linux running soon after the first units ship.
  • Linux vendor wins court case around consideration for government bids
    As Slashdot explains, the case has been in progress for a couple of years. The ruling is really about equal choice so this is a win well beyond just the linux vendor in question.

2 Replies to “feeds | grep links > Support for New ARM Devices, Comparison of Canada’s Copyright Bills, Dual Tablet for Students, and Equal Access for Linux Bids in Quebec”

  1. I’m not happy with the ARM world right now. Lots of the manufacturers like VIA and WonderMedia and their clients like Apad and Eken are not being very forthcoming with their kernel source code for Android and Linux. They often use montavista kernels but they often do not provide you with the source code for the GPL drivers for their touch screens etc. Or if you get a kernel from Eken they won’t even send you the kernel source.

  2. That’s disappointing to hear especially as ARM is picking up in popularity. Do you know if this lack of access to kernel sources is an issue that Linaro is working on or is outside of their ambit?

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