Connecting iPhone to Linux

For anyone with an iPod Touch or iPhone, support on Linux has been somewhat limited until a few months ago. While it was possible to jailbreak your phone, this remains a sensitive and time consuming process. Fortunately, with the work on usbmuxd it is now possible to mount either one of these popular Apple devices on your favorite Linux distribution. There is still some configuration work necessary to piece everything together, but once it is running the support is relatively seamless. (more…)

By Eric, ago

Open Source for Sale

The reality of open source is that it in fact predates commercial software, when computers became available around 1945 the primary mode of software development was extremely collaborative. People learned how to program working for computer manufacturers who didn't see any benefit to the commercialization of the software. Why is it that today the commercial software industry dominates a landscape where open source software is equally capable? (more…)

By Eric, ago