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The City of Munich has finally started to migrate to Linux on the desktop, a year later than planned. The local government in the German city has transferred 100 users in the Lord Mayor's department to a Debian configuration, and it intends to migrate 80 percent of its PCs by mid-2009.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds posted an email titled, "An Ode to GPLv2" examining why he feels the GPLv2 is such a great license as an alternative way to look at the GPLv3 debate [story]. "This post is kind of another way to look at the whole GPLv3 issues," Linus explains, "not caring so much about why the GPLv3 is worse, but a much more positive 'Why the GPLv2 is _better_'."
LXer Feature: 15-Jul-2006
Novell Linux Road Show attendees seemed pretty impressed by the introductions to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop.
Open source software advocate and developer W. Jason Gilmore attended a recent Microsoft confab for Web developers. In this column, he discusses Redmond's Linux-friendlier IIS 7. In another report, he offers views on Microsoft's Codeplex, a code repository that mimics but doesn't live up to Sourceforge. -- Editor (Open Source News)
Company Aims Products at Using Virtualization Technology to Create Competitive Advantage for Enterprise and SMB Businesses by Providing Multi-Platform Virtualization Solutions
Just how many enterprise problems can you really solve with Open Source Java tools? Open Source Live will bring enterprise devs hands-on exposure to some of the hott4est Open Source Java-based tools, including Ajax, JSF, Hibernate, Spring and even EJB3. The forum will be a weekend-long Practicum for Java open source tools October 6-8 in the heart of Silicon Valley – Santa Clara, Calif.
Free software’s true believer gives his thoughts on whether it is okay to use proprietary software to make Linux popular.
[All hands on deck! Prepare for "free" vs "open source" and anti-DRM bloodbath. Or maybe just another lively debate here on LXer. - dcparris]
Debian has issued updates for gnutls11 and gnutls13. These fix a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.
The GNOME Project recently released GNOME 21.6. While the latest release doesn't offer any breakthrough features, it does include a wealth of minor tweaks and improvements.
Eric Savitz (Barron's) submits: Red Hat (RHAT) shares are higher today, ahead of tomorrow’s expected fiscal second quarter earnings report tomorrow.
[Hmmm... Should be of interest to any Red Hat stockholders in our crowd. - dcparris]
So, an Aussie, a Canadian and a German guy walk into a bar … and migrate the joint's computer system to Linux.
LIVINGSTON, N.J., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- adaptiveblue today announced that it has launched the blueorganizer smart browsing technology at DEMOfall '06, the premier venue for new products and companies.
The Free Software Foundation wishes to clarify a few factual points about the Second Discussion Draft of GNU GPL version 3, on which recent discussion has presented inaccurate information.
'It looks like you're trying to have a conversation with a computer. Can I help?' In the early 1970s, no science show was complete without predictions of HAL-like intelligent autonomous computers by the turn of the century.
[Interesting tidbit in this one for EMACS fans - dcparris]
Day Two of Akademy 2006 and the speakers conference was brought to a close with the Akademy Awards Ceremony. And the Winners are: Boudewijn Rempt, Alexander Neundorf, and Laurent Montel. Read on for more details.
For several years a group of academic researchers has been quietly working on a new kind of search engine -- one that recognizes the semantic meaning of a query instead of only taking input as a keyword to be literally matched. The technology is licensed under the GPL, and a desktop version is imminent.
CenterStage, a GNU GPL open source media center application for the Mac platform, has launched a recruitment drive to help push their independent project along.
[Since this is a FOSS project... - dcparris]
US researchers have secured a $750,000 three-year grant to study how open source software such as the Apache web server is built.
No, this has nothing to do with Linux...BUT do we know anyone who NEEDS to be warned of this? MS has passed the Audacity Zone lone ago. It is now a straight punch in the face to Microsoft customers.
September 25, 2006 (Computerworld) -- Open-source database maker MySQL AB has quietly dropped support for BerkeleyDB, the embeddable database Oracle Corp. acquired in February.
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