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Developer Week in Review: These things always happen in threes

Developer Week in Review: These things always happen in threes

The industry loses a third giant, why the GPL hurts FL/OSS, and Steve Jobs goes to the movies.

One of the earliest language pioneers, John McCarthy, passed last week. Elsewhere, one developer admits he's using the GPL to force companies to pay him, and the creator of the "West Wing" is on the short list to write the film version of Steve Jobs' life.

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Developer Week in Review

Developer Week in Review

Mobile apps driving without a license, Adobe cries uncle, and a new CS star is crowned.

This week mobile apps get called out for their open source license compliance (or lack thereof), Adobe starts to yield some ground on Flash, and the latest Turing Award winner is announced.

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OSCON: The saga of MySQL

At OSCON in 2006, I followed sessions that discussed how open source companies would fare when big corporations come in. Back then there were only a handful of examples of big companies purchasing small open source companies. Three years later, we've witnessed MySQL AB get swallowed by Sun, only to have Sun be swallowed by Oracle. Now there are…

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