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Dibona: Just Comply With Open Source, Will Ya

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 16, 2006 4:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Are you in compliance with the open source licensed application you're using? It's a question that Google's Open Source Program Manager Chris DiBona understands well. In an energetic 90-minute session here at LinuxWorld, DiBona explained the principal differences between licenses and how to maintain compliance with them. He also explained how Google, which consumes, produces and supports open source in a myriad of ways, handles the complexity of code licensing.

News: The Real Lenovo Laptop Deal

The new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting some industry reports stating otherwise.

Oracle Enhances Oracle Validated Configurations With More Solutions and New Partners to Help Deploy Linux Faster

Oracle to Demonstrate Oracle Validated Configurations at LinuxWorld Partner Pavilion

Rack-Soft Releases 4PSA VoipNow 1.2 with New Features and Interoperability Options

  •; By Elena Tasu (Posted by elen on Aug 16, 2006 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
4PSA VoipNow 1.2 is available with IVR, Fax Center, and interoperability options.

Startup Launches SMB Linux Package in US

Startup Linux vendor Collax launched its flagship product in the United States at LinuxWorld Tuesday, aiming the turnkey business software package at small and medium-size business (SMB) customers that don’t have much experience with the open-source OS.

Trolltech goes green with Linux-friendly phone

Build your own mobile appsLinux-for-phones developer Trolltech is to offer its own handset to promote demand for its Qtopia Phone Edition operating system, the company announced yesterday. The Qtopia Greenphone will ship with Trolltech's SDK and will feature a developer-friendly rewriteable application storage space.…

LinuxWorld: Linux provides many benefits other than cost-cutting, says CIO panel

Rather than looking to open source software solely for cost cutting, enterprise customers should take a broader look at the free software and bring in community-built applications in areas where it best meets business demands, a panel of CIOs agreed.

Australia to celebrate Software Freedom Day 2006

September 16 is SFD, a global day for Free & Open Source Software. Pia Waugh, newly-appointed president of organising body SFI, told LinuxWorld about her plans, which include "mustering political backend support to give it credibility outside of the geek circles".

Commercial apps added to Ubuntu updates

Commercial applications such as Panda's DesktopSecure are now available to Ubuntu users through the recently-added "commercial" repository established by Canonical.

Is the word Ubuntu in "Ubuntu Linux" over-hyped ? Decide for yourselves.

This is an interesting opinionated piece dissecting what are the factors which made Ubuntu the most popular Linux distribution. The author looks at both sides of the coin so to speak and then arrives at the conclusion that there is much more to Ubuntu than merely its name. And that other linux distributions can take a leaf from Ubuntu and improve their popularity standing.

Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS for UltraSPARC re-released

Due to an unfortunate hiccup in the CD build system, the ISO image for Ubuntu Server on UltraSPARC had to be regenerated. The original image featured a set of mismatched kernel and module packages which would have prevented the installation from completing fully.

Chapter 7: Static Meets Dynamic Adding Caches to Reduce Costs

  • Linux Journal; By Theo Schlossnagle (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 16, 2006 10:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Static content on a website is like a phone book, but imagine how difficult it would be to use your"paper cache" if the numbers inside the phone book constantly changed or if numbers differed based on who was looking them up. This is why caching dynamic content poses a more difficult problem than caching static content.

Book Review: Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed

Fedora Core is a free, open-community, version of Red Hat. Not only does this book walk you through every major aspect of the operating system from installation to game playing, but it also includes a DVD that that has the full distribution on it as well as and a number of the other more common Linux programs.

The GNU GPL - a software license for yesterday, today and tomorrow

  • Free Software Magazine; By David Sugar (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 16, 2006 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
With the draft of the GNU General Public License Version 3 (GPLv3) have come many interesting comments, although not all of which I have found positive. While I understand proprietary vendors have offered complaints against a license they do not even use, I was surprised that Linus Torvalds had taken some issues which I thought were in any case misguided criticisms.

Are you qualified to bash GNU/Linux?

When was the last time you tried GNU/Linux? What flavor did you try? If you tried it long time ago and if your choice of distribution wasn't an informed one then it's likely your conclusions on GNU/Linux as it is *today* will be false.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 153:
We talk to Jamie Cameron, developer of webmin
We're obviously not at the LWE in San Francisco
Lenovo starts offering SLED 10 for Thinkpad T60p laptops with full support
Installing Kubuntu on an Nvidia based AMD64 system
Web site issues
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EDT
Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams:

You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

New installer gives Debian Etch an edge

The Debian Installer team has released the third beta of its installer for Etch, the next version of Debian. According to the announcement, there is now an optional graphical installer for the i386 and amd64 platforms, and you can now set up encrypted partitions during installation.

Sell More Linux, Make More Money

Practice may not necessarily make perfect, but when it comes to Linux it will make you money.

A new study conducted by the Institute of Partner Education and Development (IPED) reveals that the channel can profit handsomely from selling Linux solutions. Among other high-level findings is that survey participants also noted they would be ramping up their Linux initiatives to further capitalize on the opportunity that Linux presents. The study, sponsored by Novell, AMD, Levanta and HP, involved more than 400 solution providers in the channel with revenues of $1 million or greater.

Simplify Embedded Linux Systems with BusyBox

BusyBox is a single executable implementation of many standard Linux utilities. In this article, explore the purpose of BusyBox how it works, and why it's important for memory-constrained environments. BusyBox contains simple utilities such as cat and echo, as well as more complex tools such as grep, find, mount, and telnet (albeit, with fewer options than the traditional version); some refer to BusyBox as the Swiss Army knife of utilities.

Firefox 2.0 Now To Ship In Late October

Mozilla Corp. on Monday pushed back the release date of Firefox 2.0 yet again, with a scheduled ship for mid-to-late October.

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