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GFI Announces Its Linux Development Plans

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
GFI, leading developer of content security, anti-spam, messaging and network security and monitoring software, has announced at CeBIT 2004 that it will soon release a Linux version of GFI MailSecurity. GFI is also developing increased Linux support in all its products. The company is exhibiting at stand G09 in Hall 6.

Is open source worth it ?

  • Malay Mail (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source is a reality – we know that much, but legal and policy issues and the viability of the open source business framework are some major areas that yield more questions than answers. Countries like South Korea, Japan and China are already considering open source as an alternative to proprietary software, but to date Malaysia has yet to decide whether to come out with an official policy on open source. Nonetheless, many quarters believe investing time, effort and money in open source is all well worth it.

Microsoft-EC Settlement Talks Fail

Settlement talks between Microsoft and the European Commission have hit the wall despite the last-minute intervention of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer who flew to Brussels this week to meet face-to-face with EC regulator-in-chief Mario Monti.

Consultation begins on open source for public sector

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Office of the e-Envoy has launched a consultation on the adoption of open-source software (OSS) as part of its continuing drive to put pressure on commercial software providers to provide the best deals to the public sector.

Venture Pro: Open-Source Standouts Will Heed '90s Lessons

  • eWeek (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source software developers are subject to the same macroeconomic forces as the rest of the IT industry, and they have to avoid repeating the monstrously costly mistakes of the 1990s, says Ray Lane, general partner in venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers.

German distributor sells more than a million copies of Sun's StarOfiice

  • DesktopLinux (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
The milestone marks more that 40 million copies distributed to date, and puts StarOffice and its open source counterpart,, "as one of the most popular choices among consumers, enterprises and governments worldwide," according to the company.

Tackling Unix security in large organisations, part 2

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Yesterday we began discussing techniques for securing Unix systems in large organizations. Systems are relatively easy; it is a security truism that the weakest link is the people.

Microsoft Loses Out to Sun Microsystems for Indian Government Contract

Sun Microsystems has claimed a big victory over arch-rival Microsoft in a ground-breaking deal with the government of Haryana, an Indian state that employs about 31,000. It will supply its desktop software, StarOffice, a low-cost alternative to Microsoft's Office based on the open-source Linux system.

Report: JBoss' Open Source Plans

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 5:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: JBoss; Story Type: News Story
"Fueled by a $10 million injection of investment capital, JBoss plans to keep offering its J2EE application server and other open source software for free..."

IBM: Open Java process not same as open code

  • IT Manager's Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
While the Java Community Process celebrates a more open process, one JCP member, IBM, says more needs to be done to open the Java code base.

Lessig: Open-Source Industry Must Lobby for Political Backing

  • eWeek (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 4:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The high-tech community in general and Silicon Valley in particular have been "pathetic" when it comes to fighting the prevailing "extremist" political view in Washington that open-source software is a threat to strong intellectual property rights, according to Stanford University law professor Lawrence Lessig.

OpenPKG Alert: OpenPKG Security Advisory (openssl)

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 4:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: OpenPKG
According to an OpenSSL security advisory, a denial of service vulnerabilities exist in OpenSSL versions 0.9.6c to 0.9.6l inclusive and versions 0.9.7a to 0.9.7c inclusive.

How to trade Mandrakesoft stock

This page provides information on how to trade MandrakeSoft securities on the U.S. OTC market and the European Euronext Marche Libre, the two markets in which MandrakeSoft is listed. [Thanks to for the link.]

Novell Launches New Version of SuSe Linux

Software company Novell Inc. unveiled on Thursday a new version of the Linux operating system offered by a newly acquired unit, SuSe Linux AG, that aims to improve performance and the ability to run several programs at once.

Novell Releases First Commercial Linux Featuring 2.6 Kernel

Higher Performance and Greater Ease of Use for Both 32- and 64-bit Platforms, With Newest GNOME and KDE Interfaces

Tips and tricks for using ImageMagick on Linux

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 18, 2004 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There's nothing quite like command-line tools for handling large batches of tasks, and image manipulations are no exception. Web developers and administrators will appreciate the ability to handle large numbers of files easily, either at the command line or in scripts. Programmer Michael Still presents more examples of the ImageMagick suite, this time demonstrating how to put curved corners, logos, or frames and borders on your images, as well as how to convert to and from multipage file formats including Adobe's PDF format.

Microsoft defines position on shared-source code

Contrary to what many people believe, Microsoft Corp. has been sharing its Windows source code with certain people for about three years. The software giant, in fact, has 15 such programs from which partners can choose. And there is no revenue whatsoever going back to Microsoft as a result. So why is the company considered the arch-enemy of the open source world?

Novell announces new version of SuSe Linux

Novell has announced the upcoming release of SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal and SuSE Linux 9.1 Professional.Based on the 2.6 kernel, the Linux distribution offers the latest GNOME and KDE desktop interfaces.

Can a Red Hat Guru Survive on a Lindows Laptop?

The install is easy and you can Click-N-Run to get all the tools you want--given the basic install features, that's going to be a lot.

Red Hat alert: Updated Mozilla packages fix security issues

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 3:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Red Hat
Updated Mozilla packages that fix vulnerabilities in S/MIME parsing as well as other issues and bugs are now available.

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