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NASA considers open-source license to publish software

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NASA is crafting a license that it would use to release applications developed by the space agency as open-source software. A team of intellectual property lawyers—from NASA’s headquarters, Ames Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center and Langley Research Center—is working on the agreement.

LXer story count review: February, 2004

In 2004-02, we posted 592 stories (security alerts were not counted). SCO, Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems were the big newsmakers in February. Click to find out who was in the news in February.

Open source radicals--eat cake

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 5:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software is WONDERFUL stuff that adds lots of value to the computing ecosystem. That does not mean, however, that all software should be open source. That was the essence of my criticism to Richard Stallman's recent article. Furthermore, the fact that open source is "super cool" does not require that we believe that open source, BY ITSELF, is going to provide the revenue that would serve as the foundation for a decent software development business.

Leading Enterprise Customers Transition IP Telephony Program to Pingtel's Open Source Subscription Service

Faster time-to-market, lower cost of ownership, multi-vendor interoperability and easy migration to IT infrastructure cited as driving reasons behind support for open source business model

Ingram Micro Adds Linux and Other Open Source Technologies To Solutions Line Card

Distribution Giant Aligns Sales, Marketing and Technical Skills To Support Growing Interest in Linux Solutions

Open source group puts the gloss on FOSS

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The push within Australia to give open source software major grip in government and large organisations has been boosted by the formation of a new representative body, Open Source Industry Australia.

Public sector urged to use open source

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Public sector organisations should consider using open source software on desktops as well as servers, the government's spending watchdog said last week.

Solutions 2004: feel the PHP experience

The professional association PHP Quebec organizes the largest conference dedicated to PHP and Free Software in Canada, on March, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th 2004. The conference will be hosted by the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Montreal, Quebec.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 9

Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.0 for the x86, AMD64, PowerPC, Sun SPARC, and SGI MIPS architectures. Additionally, the Gentoo Hardened team is announcing the inaugural release of a security-enhanced Gentoo platform for the x86 architecture.

Open source Linux influencing IT investments says CEO panels

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 3:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Customers are leveraging IT investments to get more out of existing systems was the consensus of a panel of CEOs at the San Francisco Software 2004 conference. Infoworld reports that panelists pointed to Linux and open source, as well as outsourcing, as examples of growth areas in IT. During the

Swapping Red Hat for a Fedora

When asked about Fedora, I've always offered the same response - it's meant for those who want to stay on the bleeding edge of Linux development. I feel that Fedora is more a change of concept and mindset for Red Hat users and developers rather than being merely a Linux distribution.

Alabama latest state to present open source software bill

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 3:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Alabama, with Senate Bill 276, is the latest state to introduce a bill concerning the use of open source software in the public sector.

IBM has $1bn to wean developers from Microsoft

IBM will attempt to lure the developers with co-marketing deals, free software, low-cost development tools and access to large customer accounts - if they agree to translate their applications to run on IBM software platforms. The move is part of Mr Palmisano's strategy to invigorate the world's largest computer company before what he expects to be an upturn in global technology markets this year.

Slides from Brendan Eich's Mozilla Futures Talk at Developer Day ...

In the presentation, the Mozilla Foundation's Chief Architect outlined Mozilla's strengths and weaknesses and described a future strategy plan.

Fly Your Linux Box by Gyromouse

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 3:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Reclaim your desktop space and explore new possibilities with a Gyromouse/compact keyboard suite. Pick it up off the table. Squeeze the trigger on the bottom and tilt your wrist slightly. The cursor instantly follows your every movement. It's accurate, wireless and projects the ultimate in techno appeal. It's an Ultra GT Gyromouse.

Debian alert: New Linux 2.2.20 packages fix local root exploit (i386+m68k+powerpc)

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 3:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Debian
Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of discovered a critical security vulnerability in the memory management code of Linux inside the mremap(2) system call. Due to flushing the TLB (Translation Lookaside Buffer, an address cache) too early it is possible for an attacker to trigger a local root exploit.

Sixth Real-time Linux Workshop issues call for papers

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Sixth Real-time Linux Workshop, scheduled for Nov. 3-5, 2004, in the island city/nation of Singapore, has issued a call for papers. Interested speakers should submit a 2,000-word abstract on one of several pre-set topics by August 1, 2004.

LXer statement of position on matters pertaining to SCO

You may have noticed a complete lack of SCO-related news posted to LXer for the past couple days, click to find out why.

Embedded Linux standards -- to be or not to be?

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 12:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The SD Times asks: "Should embedded Linux be standardized?" The article, by Edward J. Correia, discusses fragmentation and industry standards and focuses on standardization efforts from the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) and the newer Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF).

Gartner/Dataquest: Embedded Linux is now number one in Asia

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 12:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gartner/DataQuest and EE Times Asia have collaborated on a survey which has found embedded Linux to now be the most commonly used operating system among Asian embedded developers. The finding comes from a detailed study surveying over 800 embedded software developers in Asia.

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