Red Hat is a company that is easy to dislike. Maybe it’s the relationship with IBM. Maybe it’s the way they absorbed JBOSS. Maybe it’s CEO Matthew Szulik, or the proprietary way in which the company operates. Maybe it’s because they’re based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and don’t schmooze the Silicon Valley press corps, which has something in common with that of Washington, D.C. Whatever, I think it’s time we got off Red Hat’s case.
There may or may not be a need for an Apache module implementation of the Atom Publishing Protocol, but Tim Bray has gone ahead and created one anyhow.
Ecma, the same very cooperative standards body that helped Microsoft submit OOXML to ISO/IEC in record time for global adoption, has just announced that it has chartered a new Technical Committee - this time to produce a standard that would be completely compliant with Microsoft's XML Paper Specification (that's Microsoft's answer to Adobe's PDF).
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, June 29, 2007 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), the world's most popular free software license.
When reading a hint on the website of LinuxFromScratch I discovered the special capabilities of unionfs, specially in combination with chroot. Later I read a HowTo on a wikiwebsite of Gentoo, about entering a chrooted home directory when using a special script as shell. Combining these two brings me to using a chrooted environment, which you enter when logging in as a special user. This environment is an exact copy (mirror) of the system you are working on. Because you are in safe copy of the real system, you can do whatever you like, it will never change the system, everything stays inside the cache (the readwrite branch).
Linux users finally have their own edition of Google Desktop. The beta release was announced Wednesday, and I've been putting the application through the wringer since then to see how well it stacks up on Linux. I found that it's a nice offering, but it slows a system down noticeably.
Following the footsteps of neighboring Tamil Nadu, Kerala will adopt open source software in schools and government agencies.
Not everyone in the world will be waiting for the release of the iPhone today. Many will be waiting for the release of version 3 of the General Public Licence.
Extend parts of the Eclipse IDE to add rich functionality to your plug-in. After completion, you should be able to use the Eclipse IDE plug-in development wizard
Mozilla yesterday released a new version of its Sunbird standalone calendar application, v0.5, an upgrade from the current 0.3.1 edition. The new version includes support for Google Calendar, automatic migration capabilities from other plug-ins, and many performance improvements, the company said.
People new to Linux are often confused by the large number of distributions there are to choose from. The good news is that you can safely ignore most of them. This article helps you cut through the confusion of choosing a Linux Distribution your exploration—and helps you understand just what it is you've chosen.
The newest versions of Lightning and Sunbird, released simultaneously by Mozilla yesterday, include 38 new calendars as well as support for Google Calendar, a viable print function, enhanced support for Outlook displays and numerous other upgrades.
An open source version of Microsoft's potential Adobe Flash challenger, Silverlight, has been developed within two months of being unveiled as a beta.
Mandriva today announces its sponsorship of the 2007 aKademy KDE conference, which is taking place in Glasgow from June 30th to July 7th. As well as sponsoring the conference, Mandriva is arranging to provide special edition Mandriva Flash USB keys to developers attending the conference as a token of appreciation for their work.
Like other OpenOffice.org applications, Calc has several dozen options in how it is formatted and operates. These options are available from Tools -> Options -> OpenOffice.org Calc. Thanks to OpenOffice.org's habit of sharing code between applications, some of the tabs for these options resemble those found in other OpenOffice.org applications. Others are unique to Calc and the business of spreadsheets. Either way, the more you know about Calc's options, the more you can take control of your work.
Opinion: With Microsoft selling the ammo? Or, is Microsoft fighting the wrong war with the wrong weapons?
As Apple launches its iPhone today, a company attempting to build a similar touchscreen-based phone around an open, user-extensible Linux OS has acknowledged significant delays. OpenMoko now hopes to ship its first "mass market" model in October.
AntiX, the Fluxbox-based, 128 MB RAM-friendly version of Mepis is now in its "pre-final" stage, with a final release from its maker anticapitalista expected in early July, according to the developer himself on the Mepis forum.
So far, creating objects and manipulating them in db4o looks pretty easy -- maybe a little too easy, in fact