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European food giant chooses Open Source Identity Management

One of Europe's most successful private companies has chosen Open Source software to control its pan-European network. Kepak Group has asked Sirius Corporation to deploy an OpenLDAP-based Identity Management solution to serve its 2000 staff based in Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK.

Welcome to LinuxWorld Expo (videos)

LINUXWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO - The latest San Franciso edition of the most popular U.S. business-oriented Linux event got going on Monday, August 14. Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier and I are covering it for NewsForge and Not a lot happened on the show's first day, so I wandered around and asked a number of people, "What do you expect from LinuxWorld this time around?"

Open source project adds "no military use" clause to the GPL

GPU is a Gnutella client that creates ad-hoc supercomputers by allowing individual PCs on the network to share CPU resources with each other. That's intriguing enough, but the really interesting thing about GPU is the license its developers have given it. They call it a "no military use" modified version of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

FreeMED 0.8.3 released by FreeMED Software Foundation

FreeMED 0.8.3, an enterprise-grade opensource electronic medical record / practice management package, has been officially released by theFreeMED Software Foundation.FreeMED's website has also been updated to provide a more community oriented portal for information about the software.

George Fox University teaching open source IT management

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 14, 2006 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The world has plenty of open source programmers, but there's a dearth of information systems managers familiar with open source. Greg Allen, assistant professor of professional studies at George Fox University, is looking to fix that. To that end, the university is requiring undergraduate students in the management and business information systems program to solve real-world IT problems using open source software as part of the course requirements.

Report: IBM's Lotus Sametime Heads for Linux, Voice Messaging

On Monday at LinuxWorld, IBM announced the first Linux desktop client for its Lotus Sametime instant messaging and collaboration platform, along with plans to add voice messaging to Sametime.

New Gecko-Based Browser Debuts

A Boston-based group on Monday posted the second post-beta version of a Firefox knock-off browser that promises to start faster and consume fewer PC resources.

Work smarter with Unix specialized tools and shortcuts

  • IBM developerWorks; By Martin Streicher (Posted by solrac on Aug 14, 2006 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM, Linux
Work smarter with system admin, and Unix specialized tools and shortcuts.

IBM to release Sametime on Linux

  •; By Juan Carlos Perez (Posted by grouch on Aug 14, 2006 9:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
IBM is preparing a Linux version of Lotus Sametime for release in September. The company said that the Linux version of Sametime 7.5 would be the first open source version of the enterprise IM system.

[Non-free and futureware? -- grouch]

K-Meleon 1.0 Released

K-Meleon 1.0 has been released. K-Meleon is a standalone Gecko-based browser for Windows, designed to be light, fast and highly customisable.

Novell and Red Hat spat over Xen

Red Hat has claimed that Xen virtualisation isn't ready for prime time, sparking a rebuttal from Novell

SeaMonkey suite still swimming along

The Mozilla project scuttled development for the legacy Mozilla Suite in 2005 after shifting focus to work on Firefox and Thunderbird. However, rather than abandoning the project entirely, the Mozilla Project provided the infrastructure to allow the community to continue development of the Mozilla Suite as SeaMonkey. SeaMonkey 1.0.4 was released recently, so I decided this would be a good time to check in on SeaMonkey to see where it stands. The suite holds up well, but it's losing ground rapidly to Firefox and Thunderbird.

The Linux Equation

For a long time, it's been a given that anything on our Web site that includes the word "Linux" will generate an extra-special amount of reader traffic. But I never dreamed this week's LinuxWorld conference track on "Linux in the Channel" would be sold out—more than five times the anticipated attendees registered.

CLI Magic: Enhance your YouTube viewing pleasure

Publishing your own video on YouTube, or watching other people's videos, is all the rage these days. Why are we talking about YouTube, in a column about the CLI? Because this week we're writing about youtube-dl, a clever little CLI tool that's easy to install and and use to fetch YouTube videos.

Virtualisation project to build on Red Hat

The SWsoft-funded OpenVZ project today released its OS-level server virtualisation software in the form of a kernel build for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4), plus enhancements that the company said will provide users with additional flexibility.

RIAA defendant dies, heirs given 60 days to grieve before depositions

  • Ars Technica; By Anders Bylund (Posted by SamShazaam on Aug 14, 2006 5:18 PM EDT)
Because the litigants believed that the case was nearing a resolution before Larry's passing, it wants to move on with the proceedings rather than drop the case, and will request depositions from his heirs after the 60-day grieving period.

Access and PalmSource Announce the ACCESS Developer Network

ACCESS CO., LTD. and PalmSource, Inc. are announcing the ACCESS Developer Network, a new online resource designed to accelerate the creation, distribution and usage of mobile Linux applications for devices based on the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP).

Stellarium Brings the Sky Home

Free, Open Source and released under GNU General Public License, Stellarium is an amazing astronomy software for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, that brings the entire sky to our computers. It has been developed by French programmer Fabien Chereau, who launched the project in the summer of 2001.

Doubts dog anonymous Thinkpad code for Linux kernel

Doubts have arisen over lines of code an anonymous submitter sent to the Linux kernel mailing list on August 6th, here. The programmer is hiding behind a pseudonym, Shem Multinymous. Fellow Kernel programmers are divided over accepting the code or not.

An open Letter to the Linux Community from Helios

Lobby4Linux is now in stable, caring hands. The only thing I want each of you to know is that I am forever in your debt...if for only one simple thing....

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