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CEO Matthew Szulik predicts greater growth and innovation for open-source products, and says better education and access to information are crucial.
The strength of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is its openness and transparency, and community support. Anyone can contribute, not just elite coders with lush geekbeards and ratty sandals. So what can a non-coder do?
Collax will receive marketing and sales support as part of Fujitsu Siemens Computers' Solution Partner Program
Like a cuckoo in the nest, Microsoft's arrival in the Creative Commons movement threatens trouble in the free culture family. In Rio de Janeiro for the iSummit, Becky Hogge hopes that iCommons can restore the movement's cool.
Copyleft legend wants the youth to mobilize on DRM
Distos key to Portland Project
An OSDL project to simplify porting and integration of applications with Linux desktops is gambling on support from Linux distros and other community standards efforts.
Potentially serious security flaws have been found in existing versions of the Mambo and Joomla content management systems, and developers of the two projects are advising users to install upgrades or security patches as soon as possible. Both programs are vulnerable to SQL injection attacks, which allow remote attackers to execute commands on the web server in by typing SQL code into form fields. Joomla is a fork of Mambo, with both programs derived from the same code base.
Warped horizon lines and bent skyscrapers are just as disheartening to the travel photographer as the demonic "red eye" effect. Red eye correction is commonplace in software today, but you don't have to live with distortion either. Free software can correct lens- and perspective-distortion, turning the fishbowl look into the landscape as you remember it. And even if you don't have vacation pictures that need a new perspective, the same technique can come in handy elsewhere -- such as for extracting undistorted textures from a photo to use in a game or 3-D model. Here's how to do it.
DNS is mostly a directory service. Millions of people and computers use one or more directories every day. Currently, so many directories exist in our world that they have become almost transparent to casual observers. You could say it's a directory kind of world out there and DNS remains a big part of it for people who use the Internet regardless of the device.
In the first installment, we described why you need our Linux-based network appliances. Today we're going to start construction. We will be building two separate appliances: one for network border services, such as firewalling, secure remote access, and intrusion prevention; and one for LAN services, such as file and printer sharing, network storage, and backups.
The Linux answer to the video iPod is on its way.
Novell Inc. is treating its users to early Independence Day fireworks, by releasing a special, free preview of its upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform. In this pre-release, Novell is offering early versions of both of its flagship distributions: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.
Warren Woodford, the founder of the MEPIS distribution, would prefer to be concentrating on polishing his latest release. Instead, he is distracted by an official notice from the Free Software Foundation that, because MEPIS has not previously supplied source code for the packages already available from the distribution it is based on -- once Debian, and now Ubuntu -- it is in violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Woodford intends to comply, but he worries about how this requirement might affect all distributions derived from other distributions -- especially those run by one or two people in their spare time.
[Give me a break! If Red Hat, Mandriva and Debian all have to offer source code, then why would the downstream developers think they are any different? Where do the "upstream distros get their code from? Hmm? I don't see the concern. - dcparris]
iSeries change management vendor SoftLanding Systems last week unveiled three utilities designed to make life a little easier for developers working within WebSphere Developer Studio Client (WDSc). The utilities, part of SoftLanding's Remote Systems Explorer (RSE) Extensions project, include a graphical code analysis tool, a dialog for editing data areas, and a tool that displays data queues. As it has done with other RSE Extensions products, SoftLanding has made them available to all iSeries programmers free of charge under an open source license.
is proud to announce themm2mm
project. mm2mm stands for Medical Manager to MirrorMed. mm2mm is a set of scripts and services designed to allow Medical Manager users to switch to MirrorMed.
SynSeer is currently alpha testing with our current clients. We are looking for beta testers who would be interested in helping us test mm2mm (in exchange for a 50% discount). If you are interested please contact Fred Trotter
Read on for specific mm2mm goals...
Well, the biggest news in the Ruby world this last week has been RailsConf (and of course, all the news that broke there). I didn't get to go, so I've been trying to follow the various blogs about how it went. You know things were good when you see comment's like this one (by Curt Hibbs),"My notes for this talk are completely blank because it was so engrossing that I forgot to write anything down!".
It seems that Bill Gates isn't the only high-tech executive concerned about the state of education.
UbuntuOS have launched their new extended Podcast with an interview of Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell discussing the plans for the next release, Kubuntu Edgy. 100MB download, get it directly from Mirror 1, Mirror 2.
Software audit finds 11,000 unlicensed typefaces
A publishing firm fell foul of the law by using unlicensed typefaces worth £80,000, according to licensing lobby group the Business Software Alliance (BSA). [Don't say we didn't warn you! - dcparris]
While Linux has been increasing in popularity as a platform for personal digital assistants and cell phones, it is very hard to get all of the suppliers of various devices to agree on a standard Linux implementation. Microsoft, which has been peddling cut-down versions of Windows for the same devices, has the virtue of owning and controlling the Windows standard. No so for Linux. But that might be changing.
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