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In the mean time, I would also like to remind a very important point on the licensing scheme: although a jre has to be used to run some features, OpenOffice.org 2.0 is STILL FREE SOFTWARE and complies with free software ideals and legal requirements. Java is a separate software platform that doesn't belong to OOo itself, and is only used to run some selected features. Of course, what I, and apparently many others, find cumbersome is that this list of features tends to grow rather than to diminish.
While open source software (OSS) is gaining a higher profile in Thailand, many experts claim that the government sector here has not been doing enough to seriously spearhead its adoption. To counter that view, the Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa) on Monday held a seminar _ "Open Source Software Promotion in Thailand" _ to emphasise the government's role in this area.
General News Intel has recently made a request to withdraw its "Intel Open Source License" from OSI. They still fully support Open Source. The OSI email from Intel legal is below. Intel basically asks that the Intel Open Source License be removed because its not being used. They are just tidying up some legal loose ends.
External peripherals are not all that common, and external sound devices are even less so. We're so used to having competent sound capabilities built into our systems that most of us don't give it any thought. The Hercules GameSurround Muse Pocket USB is a unique external sound card that communicates through a USB port. It doesn't work as well with GNU/Linux as we'd like it to, but it still may be useful if you have a need for a portable sound card.
Red Monk Analyst Stephen O'Grady said the security updates in Gentoo 2005.0 are a key improvement. "The most important facet of the 2005.0 release to me is the attention that has been paid to securing the release out of the box; this emphasis on security is time well-invested," O'Grady told internetnews.com.
Mozilla said it coughed up $2,500 to German bloke Michael Krax after he found five bugs in its Firefox browser. The payment comprises five 'bug bounties' that the Foundation offers to users who report bugs in its software so that they can be fixed.
The path to a Microsoft-free home requires many steps. Our blueprints for a home file server and basic client PC will guide your first steps.
A look at why open source is a good fit for companies needing IT management solutions and what kinds of companies are making the switch.
In their benchmarks, 2.6.9 performed 6% slower than their baseline in database transaction testing, 2.6.8 performed 23% slower, and 2.6.2 only 1% slower. Kenneth noted that going forward the plan is to benchmark each officially released kernel.
Highlighting the growing popularity of the Linux operating system among designers, Xilinx Inc. has for the first time included Linux support on its free, downloadable development system.
Welcome to this year's 13th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. James Troup announced the addition of two developers to the ftpmaster team, who will work on new packages in particular. Rob Bradford eventually announced the founding of a an Debian UK society that will deal with donations in the UK.
The Linux version of the PDF reader, now with increased security and collaboration features, can be downloaded from the company's Web site.
Too many advocates of open source don't understand that business support trumps technical excellence every time.
It's nice to be able to listen to a net radio station directly on your computer. But wouldn't it be great if you could record it on your hard disk? Better yet, what if you could schedule recordings, so you don't miss your favourite programmes? Using VLC Player and a simple batch file you can turn your computer into a radio recorder.
Ahmed Masud encountered Linux for the first time 15 years ago and immediately thought the open source technology would soon be a useful tool in providing services for his government clients.
Two weeks after Novell Inc. released software that lets users run its stack of computing services on either the NetWare or Linux kernel, members of the NetWare faithful cited widely varying plans for migrating their servers to Linux.
In a message posted to the OSI license-discuss email list on March 29, Intel attorney McCoy Smith wrote, "Intel has been studying internally the issue of license proliferation. One step Intel would like to take to reduce license proliferation (both internally, and externally, to Intel) is to have the "Intel Open Source License" (aka "BSD License with Export Notice") removed from future use as an approved OSI open source license."
Memory Reviews When building any modern computer, the choice of which memory to use is a major consideration. After all, why spend a mint on the latest CPU and motherboard, only to slow it down a bit with anything but the best memory available? This was definitely a big consideration when we began work on our Ultimate Linux Workstation. So, the question before us was, “Which memory should we buy and would the expense of the lower latency memory be worth it?” To answer this question, we went in search of the three standard CAS latencies that you will find for DDR memory and we put them to the test on our new Opteron testbed.
It's hard to imagine that yoga, the 5,000-year-old discipline of exercise, diet and meditation, would have anything in common with the modern software industry. But a group of loosely affiliated yoga instructors based in California have embraced the philosophy of the open-source software movement in fighting a campaign by a richly successful yoga master to use copyright law to bar competitors from practicing any part of his exercise routines without authorization.
The needle, or data, in the heterogeneous IT haystack will soon be easier to find for users of IBM's DB2 database. Thanks to the very recent acquisition of Ascential Software, IBM is giving its database advanced query powers, according to Jeff Jones, director of strategy, IBM Information Management Solutions. Joes says that two partnerships with Zend Technologies and The Apache Foundation will make it easier for developers to create and for SMBs to find IBM-flavored open source databases. In this interview, Jones discusses the capabilities that Ascential and Zend bring to the table, as well as the initiative aimed at developing IBM/Apache Derby database code