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ACM OSR Linux Issue Available For Free Download 18

Posted by timothy
from the if-you-dare dept.
Eric Van Hensbergen writes "In accordance with the ideals of the issue's open source topic, the ACM has agreed to make the July issue of Operating Systems Review: Research and Developments in the Linux Kernel available for download free of charge. It contains a number of interesting papers written by LKML members like Rusty Russell, Paul McKenna, and Eric Biederman as well as academic OS researchers who've made contributions to mainline on topics ranging from RCL, VirtIO, Checkpoint & Resume, to CUBIC TCP, etc. A primary motivation behind this special-topics OSR issue was to help bridge a gap that currently exists between the kernel community and the academic OS research community, by encouraging kernel developers to publish recent additions to the Linux kernel as well as to provide a forum for experience papers which describe the introduction and integration of research into the mainstream Linux kernel. We think it is important for the research community and the kernel community to cross pollinate more and hope this issue will be the first of many venues where the will be able to do so."
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ACM OSR Linux Issue Available For Free Download

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  • Cool (Score:5, Informative)

    by clang_jangle (975789) * on Saturday August 09, 2008 @03:38PM (#24539051) Journal
    It appears they've gone a bit further than just making the latest issue freely available, the archive [acm.org] is also online now. This is awesome, thanks! Many hours of engrossing reading there. :)
  • Excellent (Score:3, Interesting)

    by fatalGlory (1060870) on Saturday August 09, 2008 @11:34PM (#24542455) Homepage
    One of the things I love most about the Linux (and general open source) development paradigm is that researcher's get a great platform to start from and when they come up with new advances in OS technology, everyone can benefit from it as soon as its implemented.

    Honestly, its the reason I tell people that a Windows/Mac Box is a home appliance and a Linux Box is a computer. When technology advances, Linux advances. Commercial OS vendors might take years to release a version with a new filesystem technology, etc.
    • by Super_Z (756391)

      When technology advances, Linux advances. Commercial OS vendors might take years to release a version with a new filesystem technology, etc.

      I beg to differ. Consider ZFS, DTrace, LLVM, PAM, Bonjour and launchd/SMF. Embraced by Apple and Sun - shunned or slowly adapted by GNU/Linux and major distros. Given the amount of cool new thechnology in OpenSolaris, I'm surprised it hasn't become more popular.

      • by Yfrwlf (998822)
        More communication, like TFA, is needed so that new technologies will spread faster, and of course more OSS adoption will also help with this. Also, OSS can always use a healthy injection of outside-the-box thinkers. ;)
      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by Grishnakh (216268)

        I beg to differ. Consider ZFS, DTrace, LLVM, PAM, Bonjour and launchd/SMF. Embraced by Apple and Sun

        OK, and how quickly have they been adopted by Microsoft?

        Adoption by Apple is one thing, but adoption by Sun is entirely another. For most individuals, a Sun machine isn't even an option. They're horrendously expensive, and they don't exactly have much software available. Same goes for OpenSolaris. Sure, you can download it and play with it, but is there a real distro out there that makes it as convenient

  • Making the source code for a public operating system closed ie secret, is just ignorance masked as greed. If when Microsoft released Windows 95, they had also released the source code, they would have had millions of programmers, improving it, updating it, making it suitable for use by the human race. Instead of which we only had thousands of programmers working on it

    Instead what did we get?

    We got the new windows washes cleaner syndrome, like who needs Win 95 when you can have Win 98. just as the bugs sta

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