Effective immediately, Serenity Systems International will be distributing a GA version of OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 to all users who ordered the Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org product. This version has been compiled to run on IBM OS/2 and eComStation as a native application. OpenOffice.org version 1.1.5 will no longer be distributed.
Not since SCO has there been a company so reviled by the open source community as Novell following its deal with Microsoft. Already there are some clear signs of the negative effects of that anger: senior coders have left the company; Novell has posted a loss for the most recent quarter; and there are calls for a boycott of Novell products to say nothing of imminent changes to the GNU GPL that might well nullify the entire Novell-Microsoft deal. Some people are rubbing their hands in glee at the thought of Novell crashing and burning completely, but such a development could actually turn out to be one of the worst things to happen to free software.
Mark Shuttleworth has flown into space on a Soyuz TM-34 and founded Thawte Consulting that later sold to Verisign for over $500 million, but he is now known most for being the founder and leader of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. In addition to Ubuntu he also established HBD Venture Capital and is involved with several other free software projects. Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.
It's important for everyone to understand that the issue of mutual respect for intellectual property rights was an important one for not just Microsoft, but for every participant in the industry, Microsoft stated.
This is the third in our series of video segments from our interview with Professor Eben Moglen. The way he tells it, there are lots of reasons to feel sympathy for Microsoft.
Maintaining an installed base of Linux machines can be a harrowing experience for an administrator. This tutorial is the first in a two-part series that shows you http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/l-dw-linux-lockdown1-i... and why to lock those machines down to streamline the associated support and administration processes. In this tutorial, you learn how to remove the interpreters from the installation base system.
If you use a traditional desktop like GNOME or KDE, a keyboard-controlled desktop with a minimum of utilities may seem like stepping back 10 or 15 years in the history of interface design. Why bother, when traditional desktops are easy to use and RAM and disk space are so cheap nowadays?
RPM Package Manager (RPM) relaunched under rpm5.org with a roadmap towards RPM 5.0 http://rpm5.org/ -- 2007-05-29 -- at its 10th anniversary and together with a new roadmap towards version 5.0, the project environment of the popular Unix software packaging tool RPM Package Manager (RPM) was relaunched under the domain rpm5.org by the newly formed RPM project team, further on lead by RPM's primary developer Jeff Johnson.
- Revenue grows year-over-year, driven by continued strength in Linux Platform Products - Improved profitability on a non-GAAP basis
KWin, KDE's window manager, has been around since KDE 2.0 (replacing KWM in KDE 1.x) and has grown to be a mature and stable window manager over the years. For KDE 4, however, there were a few people rumbling about visual effects, and perhaps KWin was feeling a little envious of its younger cousins Compiz and Beryl.
You can customize the UNIX shell to save time, to save typing, and to adapt to your style of work. Shell startup files capture your preferences and recreate your shell environment session after session, even machine to machine
PJ at Groklaw has uncovered this little gem from an exhibit filed in SCO v. Novell. Fascinating stuff. It's always interesting when you can finally read things that were intended to be private. In this case, it looks like SCO was a definite precursor to Microsoft's patent charade, what with a "right to use" Linux, covenants not to sue, etc. Meager minds think alike?
Q&A: Simon Phipps talks on patent reform and Microsoft's claims that free and open-source software is infringing its patents.
IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform gives you a customizable UML 2.1-based visual modeling and design tool that enables architects, systems analysts, designers, and others involved in the development process to clearly document and communicate processes, flows, and designs.
The future of solar power mirrors the free software debate.
Crashing early was a disappointment to say the least, but that is by no means a metaphor for this project. Only those who opposed this effort or those that had no real stake in it find it a handy bludgeoning tool. Fortunately, it has the same impact as most any other foam rubber prop. Most people have realized the important work was done before the green flag ever dropped.
Solution Reduces Integration Effort with Standard Software and Hardware Interfaces
More predictable development road maps are needed, they say.
"Ross Video has announced the Carolina Panthers have invested in the first Vision 3 multi-definition production switcher for stadium game day applications...A long list of other enhancements including built-in manuals, Linux based OS, and integration with the OverDrive control system makes Vision the most advanced switcher on the market."
Denver’s Flying Dog Brewery today announced plans to release what is believed to be the first “open source” beer to hit the market in the U.S. “Open source” is a term most commonly used in the software industry and refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. In this case, Flying Dog’s Open Source Beer Project will allow beer drinkers and homebrewers to create or recommend modifications to the recipe.