Companies such as Google that build their business on software such as Linux have a moral imperative to contribute back to the free software community, a prominent open-source advocate said yesterday.
On Tuesday, May 1st, the Open Source Developers @ Google Speaker Series will be pleased to host Andrew Morton, who will be presenting "The State of the Linux Kernel." Andrew, lead maintainer for the Linux public production kernel, will review trends in recent changes to the kernel. He will also examine the motivations of various contributors and discuss areas of the kernel which could use a bit more love.
All the mentoring organizations that will participate in Google Summer of Code 2007 are listed below. You can still take a look at all the organizations' ideas pages to learn more about what help they need from new contributors.
Over the past two years, Google has released several infrastructure tools as open source software. Google Code project hosting has four new tools available.
Next Tuesday, March 27, the Open Source Developers at Google Speakers will welcome Jeremy Allison, one of Samba's maintainers and a recent addition to the Google Open Source team. Jeremy will discuss "The Current State of Samba," including why the Common Internet File System protocol is about to become a lot more important to everyone, even those of us who only use Linux.
Google Summer of Code 2007 is on! We will begin accepting applications in March, so until then take a look at the FAQs and the advice for would-be students and mentors on the program wiki.
A substantial grant from Google has enabled notebook computers running Linux and a variety of open source software to be rolled out at rural schools in Fiji.
Pentaho announced the Google Code is featuring Pentaho's AJAX-based integration with the Google Maps API. Pentaho's example was selected as a compelling and innovative example of the flexibility and power of the Google Maps API.