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Moshebi Investments signs BEE deal with leading Linux training provider

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2004 8:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In what is believed to be the first BEE deal in the Linux training sector, black-owned investment holding company, Moshebi Investments has acquired a 26% stake in leading Linux training provider Smartsource Corporate Training for an undisclosed amount.

OSDL doubling membership, seizing China chance

  • NewsForge; By Jay Lyman (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2004 8:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
With an eye on pumping up its desktop initiative and customer advisory councils in the U.S. and Europe, as well as riding a swell of Linux and open source adoption in Asia, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is on track to double its membership by year's end, OSDL Chief Executive Officer Stuart Cohen told NewsForge last week.

IBM, Red Hat team up to donate on US National Volunteer Week

Computer giants IBM and Red Hat, maker of Linux, recently teamed up to donate money and their employees’ time to DonorChooseNC as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations held 18-24 April.

Charming Python: Testing frameworks

  • IBM developerWorks Linux zone; By David Mertz (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2004 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
In this installment, David looks at Python's two standard modules for unit testings: unittest anddoctest. These modules expand on the capability of the built-in assert statement, which is used for validation of pre-conditions and post-conditions within functions. David discusses the best ways to incorporate testing into Python development, weighing the advantages of different styles for different types of projects.

Reducing OS Boot Times for In-Car Computer Applications

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2004 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Why car PCs are a good idea and some of the roadblocks they face.

Review: Enterprise Assessment Kit Fails to (L)inspire

  • LinuxPlanet; By Ron Miller (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2004 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linspire
The Desktop Linux Enterprise Assessment Kit provides a certain level of convenience, enabling busy IT people to run a simple evaluation of several versions of the Linspire OS from a bootable DVD, sparing at least initially the need for a test machine. Yet it seems any clever IT staffer could find a way to do this without spending $150.

AMD Joins Open Source Development Labs and Recognizes Community Support for AMD64

Operating Systems, Applications, and Tools & Management Software Are Now Optimized for The AMD64 Platform

BayStar Speaks

  • GrokLaw (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2004 6:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
SCO's management, he said, was traveling too much and spending too much when it should have been concentrating its efforts and resources on its legal strategy. The real issue for us was spending and focus,' he explained. The public statements from Darl McBride, SCO's chief executive, were too frequent and too grand for BayStar's liking.

IBM Linux roll-out going slowly

  •; By Graeme Wearden (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2004 6:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Big Blue is migrating over to Linux internally but it's taking its time, according to an IBM executive speaking at the Linux User and Developer show in London. IBM isn't rushing all of its staff onto open-source software but is embracing Linux in places where it provides genuine business benefits, the company said this week.

Securing a fresh Linux install, part 3

  •; By Mike Peters (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2004 6:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the previous article in this series we looked at ways to secure files and monitor system logs on a Linux server. To finish the series we'll look at security considerations for some important networking tools.

Executive Director Interview: Murry Shohat of the Embedded Linux Consortium

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2004 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword -- This interview with Murry Shohat, executive director of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC), discusses the work the ELC is doing to promote and standardize embedded Linux. It also discusses embedded Linux marketplace matters, technology, and standards organizations.

Brazilian ministries plan move to free software

  • Financial Times; By Raymond Colitt (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2004 7:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Brazil's left-leaning federal government is set to adopt free software on a big scale in an effort to save taxpayers billions of dollars and increase independence from multinational suppliers such as Microsoft.

Mozilla 1.7 RC 1

Mozilla 1.7 release candidate 1 has been released.

An Open Invitation to The Linux Business Directory

  • Deronyan; By Alan A. Snyder (Posted by alan8373 on Apr 21, 2004 2:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Business Directory is an effort to help further the adoption of Linux and Free Source / Open Source software by addressing issues that exist at the organizational and logistical level. By bringing together both sides of the Linux business equation - suppliers and customers - we hope to provide a valuable community resource to enable decision-makers, managers, and IT staff alike to better understand "the big picture" when implementing Linux and FOSS software.

Hibernate deal opens way to make open source pay

  • Sydney Morning Herald; By Eric Wilson (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2004 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
The Australian-led Hibernate free software project has attracted financial backing from a US commercial vendor, in exchange for premium customer service. Gavin King and his colleague Christian Bauer have joined the payroll of JBoss Inc, a software infrastructure company based in Georgia, US. King says selling his expert knowledge of the project he founded 2 1/2 years ago, will help fund the project's ongoing development.

Windows on Linux: Another Great Leap Forward On the Way?

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2004 12:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hard on the heels of the recent revelation about "CoLinux" comes another Windows-on-Linux play: conceptualized and developed by a team of Filipino software engineers, new software presently codenamed "David" promises to provide a platform that would serve as viable alternative to Windows yet would allow Windows apps to run on it seamlessly.

Checklist for deploying open sourced GroupWare

  • Tech Republic (subscription); By Brien M. Posey (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2004 11:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Deploying a GroupWare solution can be a rather complex task. Throw in the open source element, and things can get confusing very quickly. It's important to thoroughly plan the deployment before you begin. In this article, I'll provide a checklist for planning the deployment of open sourced GroupWare, using eGroupWare as an example. Although the specific details apply to eGroupWare, you can easily apply the general planning procedure to any open sourced GroupWare package.

Tools: GCC 3.4.0 Released

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2004 10:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Mark Mitchel officially announced the release of GCC 3.4.0 saying, "this release contains a large number of new features relative to GCC 3.3.3 as well as over 900 fixes for defects in previous releases."

Microsoft to Linux: 'Bring it on'

  • CNET; By Graeme Wearden (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2004 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
The increasing popularity of open source on the desktop will drive Microsoft to create better products in response, the software giant said Wednesday.

Kumar Dumped as CA CEO & Chairman

  •; By Maureen O'Gara (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2004 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Computer Associates chairman and CEO Sanjay Kumar fell this morning to the spiraling accounting scandal engulfing the company after the board met yesterday to consider what to do about him. Kumar has also stepped down from the board.

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