For more than a decade, some of the more interesting work in the field of robotics has been driven by open source efforts. Open source robotics platforms have flourished, but they’ve also been fragmented, with software and hardware designs produced all around the world that have little to do with each other. That’s why it’s so promising that the folks behind Willow Garage–a robotics project that originated at Stanford University–have announced the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF). We covered the initial details surrounding the foundation here, and now more information is beginn
Avid Linux watcher and your humble correspondent, Me, fell a little under the weather this week and missed a lot of Linux news. Mandriva is more of a mess than ever; Linux Mint, KANOTIX, and Mageia saw their latest releases; Fedora 17 has gone gold; and openSUSE is having server trouble.
What a mess Mandriva’s turned into. Mandriva CEO Jean-Manuel Croset followed up his post giving any community they can scrape up control of the desktop distribution – as long as the company agrees with their decisions – with a post that ended up confusing folks more that it helped. In “Mandriv