- 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.