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Attorney: More disclosure will end GPL case

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Apr 24, 2004 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Dutch seller of a wireless networking product could get itself out of legal hot water, if it publishes some information on how to install its software, the programmer's attorney said Friday.

4,000 to be trained in open source software: Rs37m IT pilot project launched

  • Hi Pakistan (Posted by dave on Apr 24, 2004 8:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The information technology ministry has launched a pilot project [in Islamabad] worth Rs37 million to train 4,000 government servants in open source software. [Editor: I think the amount translates to about $650,000 USD, based on Yahoo's conversion tool.]

Red Hat teams with gov't technology solutions provider to drive public sector sales

DLT Solutions, Inc. was named as the government technology solutions partner for Red Hat as the Linux company pushes into the public sector. The Raleigh-based company has said that government sales is a key focus in 2004.

MySQL Makes Waves

  • Motley Fool; By Mark Mahorney (Posted by dave on Apr 24, 2004 6:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
You may not have heard of MySQL, but I can almost guarantee you've used its database at some point. If you've ever filled out a form on the Web or purchased something online, there's a good chance the data you provided is stored in a MySQL open-source database. This simple-to-use database is behind many of the transactions that take place on the Internet, because unlike Microsoft's database products, it's free and it runs on both Linux and Microsoft operating systems.

Turbolinux Changes Hands Again

  •; By Maureen O'Gara (Posted by dave on Apr 24, 2004 6:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Turbolinux; Story Type: News Story
Software Research Associates (SRA), the Japanese system integrator that bought Turbolinux, one of the so-called "Big Four" commercial Linux distributions, out of a financial jam in the summer of 2002, is selling it off to another Japanese outfit called Livedoor Company Ltd, a diversified eight-year-old global IT wannabe.

Linux-Leaning Non-Profit Seeks to Nix Microsoft Patent

  •; By Maureen O'Gara (Posted by dave on Apr 24, 2004 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
A little-known outfit calling itself the Public Patent Foundation (PPF) that was organized in November to "campaign against patents that harm the public health, impinge civil liberties and impair free markets" is challenging one of Microsoft’s FAT file system patents, hoping the lot will be brought down if the oldest is declared invalid.

New kernel aims to bring Linux-like OS to 8-bit MCUs

A tiny new "Linux-like" operating system has been released under the GPL, according to a post in the reader forum. LinLike8 aims to bring a Linux-like kernel to 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). Version 00.01.00 supports a Cypress Microsystems programmable system-on-chip (PSoC), according to its author, and can be downloaded now.

Money Earned at Microsoft Goes into Linux Start-up

  •; By Raga Rao (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Paul Maritz earned a gazillion dollars running all of Microsoft's software development, becoming one of the richest men in America, according to Forbes, before retiring in 2000. And now he's turned traitor, putting his skills and his fortune at the disposal of - gad!!!! - Linux.

Lindows Is Suing Xandros

  •; By Maureen O'Gara (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 8:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linspire; Story Type: News Story
Lindows says in its IPO prospectus that it's suing Ottawa-based Xandros Inc, Xandros' New York City VC, Linux Global Partners Inc (LPG), one-time Xandros CEO Michael Bego and LGP co-chairman William Jay Roseman claiming they defaulted on a $750,000 loan.

Q&a: CJ Coppersmith, Director of Linux Strategy, HP

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 3:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
C.J. Coppersmith is responsible for HP's Linux strategy and business planning, including relationships with distributors and software partners. He recently sat down with to discuss a broad range of Linux issues.

Linux User and Developer Expo 2004, Floor Report and Award

  • KDE.NEWS; By George Wright (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 11:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE, LPI
On the 20th and 21st April, those of us in the UK were proud to represent KDE at the Linux User and Developer Expo 2004 at London's Olympia exhibition centre.

Is the GIMP safe from Forgent's IP claims?

  • NewsForge; By Joe Barr (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
...just to be safe, it might be wise for the GIMP developers (as well as all other open source image processing projects which use JPG) to volunteer to donate a percentage of their revenues to Forgent Networks.

Lindows Introduces Lsongs, All-in-One Digital Music Manager for Desktop Linux

Streamlined Program Bridges Gap in Software Offerings for Linux Users

Software maker weds Linux PCs, Windows applications

  • CNET; By David Becker (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
End users and Linux can be like men and marriage--they like the idea, but commitment is a bear. An Austin, Texas-based software maker hopes to make it easier with products that allow Linux-based PCs to run Windows and Windows-based applications in a safe virtual sandbox. James Curtin, CEO of NeTraverse, an exhibitor and presenter at the Desktop Linux Summit here, said his Win4Lin products are intended to serve as a bridge for companies making the switch from Windows to Linux.

Thin Linux implementation right prescription for doctors

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Michael S. Mimoso (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 9:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Thin is in with Capital Cardiology Associates, and it has little to do with shrinking waistlines. The Albany, N.Y., medical group has replaced its aging, mixed Novell-Windows desktop environment with a bevy of thin clients running the Linux Terminal Server project off a central IBM xSeries server. The migration has resulted in a 30% cost savings and 100% uptime since it was completed five months ago.

Microsoft stands firm in the 'great Linux debate'

The software giant ventured into hostile territory on Wednesday to argue its case during a live debate over the future of the Linux desktop HP, Red Hat, Novell and Sun talking about open-source and Linux at this year's LinuxExpo -- that's not news. But Microsoft joining in -- now that's news.

Moving Linux into the home

  • North County Times; By Bradley J. Fikes (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hundreds of fans of the Linux computer operating system converged in Del Mar on Thursday to hear how their software is moving from a cult of computer geeks and big businesses to homes, schools and government agencies. The message from speakers and exhibitors at the Desktop Linux Summit: Linux is technically ready to compete with Microsoft Windows, but the word needs to get out more to software developers and computer sellers before it's adopted in numbers approaching that of Windows.

DSP powers Linux-based set-top-box

  • LinuxDevices (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 6:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
i3 Micro Technology expects to ship in September a version of its "Mood Box" IP set-top box that will run Linux on a single-core DSP from Texas Instruments (TI). The third-generation Mood Box will be able to load a wide range of CODECs on the fly.

Microsoft, Open Source and National Security

  • TechNewsWorld; By Paul Murphy (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 6:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Any military officer now in a decision-making role who fails to react effectively to the threat posed by the combination of Microsoft's reliance on obscurity for its operating-system security and communist China's access to the code eventually could be charged with dereliction of duty.

Opera releases new browser beta for download

  • DesktopLinux (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2004 6:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opera Software today released the beta 1 of version 7.50, redesigned for Linux and across other operating systems including Windows, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris. The release marks the first time that upgrades for all desktop platforms have been released simultaneously.

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