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Open Community Tools

Explore the innovation of open source solutions available from IBM and see the power and flexibility of an open community development environment.

PlayStation 3 as Enterprise Linux Server

The functionality of the PS3 is about to take an interesting boost, becoming an all singing and dancing Linux Enterprise Server courtesy of HELIOS’ optimized Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 installer utilizing the IBM 64-bit 3.2 GHz Cell processor in the PS3 running HELIO UB.

An open source approach to fixing public media funding

Christopher Lydon's RadioOpenSource is one of the best programs on radio. It's not about open source code, but about radio modeled on open source values and methods. As the show puts it, Open Source has become one of the most talked-about experiments in public media — a civil union of online and on-air communities that trust each other to talk about pretty much anything.

Open Web Analytics for WordPress

  • Linux.com; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on May 29, 2007 8:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WordPress is a full-featured "personal publishing" platform, but it offers little in the way of traffic analysis. If you'd like to dig into your traffic patterns and have a better idea who's visiting your site and what they're coming to see, take a look at the Open Web Analytics (OWA) plugin for WordPress. It's easy to use, and provides a wealth of information about your site traffic.

Novell worries that GPL 3 could foil Microsoft pact

In document posted to SEC site, Linux seller outlines ways new version of open-source license could hurt its business.

Akademy Tutorials, BoFs, Power and Video

With only a month to go the schedule for Akademy 2007 is filling up. Our tutorial day has been popular enough to fill up two days covering subjects from Interview in Qt 4 to Emacs, Kopete plugins and an introduction to KDE development. Over in the Birds of a Feather meetings[?] we have sessions including LSB compliance, Qt Jambi, Korundum and the intriguing KDE Matchmaker.

Report: Learn Your Linux Clustering Options

"Cluster" is probably the most heavily abused term in the computing world. In this article we'll talk about what a cluster really is, and give an overview of the Linux technologies that can help you implement various types of clusters. The main focus will of course be on building clusters for highly available services

Filesystem Encryption Tools for Linux

  • debianadmin.com (Posted by gg234 on May 29, 2007 4:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Filesystem Encryption Tools for Linux

Security Through Obscurity? It's Not All Bad

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick on May 29, 2007 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Oh, how I wish the person who started the "never write down your passwords" craze were available for a public thwapping. This is the dumbest security advice of all time.

Apt-Get Remove SUSE; Apt-Get Install Etch

Ever since comparing seven Linux distributions on my "old thinkpad" testbed, I've remained impressed with the flexibility and ease-of-maintenance of Debian-based Linuxes. In my followup article on using Etch as a desktop OS, I pondered converting my primary desktop from SUSE to Debian. I've done it.

Sun Microsystems Powers the First Productivity Suite in the Sky

Singapore Airlines, the First Airline to Offer a Productivity Suite, Has Chosen Sun Microsystems' StarOffice as its Software of Choice

[Not directly Open Source related but still of interest. - Scott]

Free simplified Linux distro for PS3

Want to do more with your Playstation 3? HELIOS Software and Terra Soft Solutions have made available for free download a modified version of the Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) distribution.

Novell/Microsoft patent deal secrets

Most of the Novell/Microsoft patent deal is now out in the public. With this, the veil has been lifted in part from this controversial patent partnership. With this unveiling we now know that there is still no proof, other than Microsoft's flat unsupported statement, that Linux violates any of Microsoft's patents. We also know that it appears, as Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian has said, that Novell never agreed that Linux violated Microsoft's patents.

Fixing a scanner broken by the Feisty upgrade

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on May 29, 2007 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Fixing a scanner broken by the Feisty upgrade

Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on May 29, 2007 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This article shows how you can install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. Ruby on Rails is a web application framework which is rapidly gaining popularity among web programmers. It aims to increase the speed and ease with which database-driven web sites can be created and offers skeleton code frameworks (scaffolding) from the outset. Applications using the RoR framework are developed using the Model-View-Controller design pattern.

Backing up MySQL data

  • Linux.com; By Tom Adelstein and Bill Lubanovic (Posted by dcparris on May 29, 2007 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: MySQL
Backing up files and directories is relatively easy; databases, however, have some special quirks that you need to address. Our examples use MySQL, but the same principles apply to PostgreSQL and other relational databases.

A little history of Fuddenheim

The last decades a little war has been fought in the small town of Fuddenheim. A group of private citizens decided some 15 years ago to introduce free public transport in order to combat air pollution and congestion. Donations allowed them to buy a few buses which were operated by volunteers. The free transport slowly became a hit and the commercial operator, Omnifast, couldn't ignore it anymore.

UK firms contest 'absurd' software patent ruling

Conflicts with European law, they say: A group of small British businesses has mounted a challenge to changes made by the Intellectual Property Office's (formerly known as the Patent Office) to the scope of the monopoly a patent holder can be granted for a software patent.

[Not GNU/Linux, but definitely of interest to the FOSS community - dcparris]

EU officials warn Google on search data retention

Despite recent changes in Google’s data-retention policy, data protection officials from 27 European countries have written to Google warning that the search giant may be in breach European privacy rules because of the way it stores data on individual searches.

Get a life or just Google it - the choice is yours

Get a life or just Google it - the choice is yours

[Hmmm... No wonder John Connor lived "off the grid" - dcparris]

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