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Akademy Award Winners

  • KDE Dot News; By Alan Horkan (Posted by dcparris on Sep 25, 2006 11:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
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.

Open source search technology goes beyond keywords

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 Mac Media Center Project Looking for Developers

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]

Boffins analyse open source development process

US researchers have secured a $750,000 three-year grant to study how open source software such as the Apache web server is built.

Microsoft Media Player shreds your rights

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.

Mysql drops support for BerkeleyDB

September 25, 2006 (Computerworld) -- Open-source database maker MySQL AB has quietly dropped support for BerkeleyDB, the embeddable database Oracle Corp. acquired in February.

Linux-based gateways, servers, wireless access points

3Com Office Connect VPN Firewall and SecureServer -- [Sept. 25, 2004] -- 3Com's OfficeConnect SecureRouter (3CR860-95) and OfficeConnect VPN Firewall (3CR870-95) are Linux-based VPN routers for the SOHO (small office, home office) market. 3Com offers a free but unsupported Linux-MIPS kernel source tree

Report: Open Sourcer Qlusters Launches Commercial Sys Management

  • LinuxPlanet; By Jacqueline Emigh (Posted by dcparris on Sep 25, 2006 7:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP, IBM
Today, open source player Qlusters will roll out the first commercial edition of its multiplatform systems management architecture, aiming its new OpenQRM Pro product at SMB and enterprise customers that don't want to pay the heftier prices of existing offerings from IBM, HP, and BMC.

[And we need the non-libre plug-ins for what, exactly? - dcparris]

Scalix is sneaking Linux in through the corporate mailbox

Scalix recently announced that its enterprise email platform will be going open source. Right now preparations are being made, the bugtracking system and code repository are being set into place, and code is being cleaned. That's an exciting story, especially when you consider OSDL's Desktop Linux Client Survey last year, which said that the non-existence of a proper enterprise email client to replace Outlook was the greatest hurdle for the introduction of the Linux desktop.

[Keep an eye on this one folks - Open Source Scalix? Glad to see it! - dcparris]

Lynuxworks CEO ascends to visionary role

Gurjot Singh (right) has been promoted from COO to CEO of LynuxWorks. Former CEO Dr. Inder M. Singh, who has led the company through virtually all of its 18-year history, will focus on his role as chairman, serving as a strategic visionary.

Taleo Wins 2006 Enterprise All-Star Award Presented by Network World Magazine

Taleo's Exceptional Use of Technology to Drive Business Objectives and Performance Recognized by Editors at Network World Magazine

Spotlight On Glark

A replacement for (or supplement to) the grep family, glark offers: Perl compatible regular expressions, highlighting of matches, context around matches, complex expressions (“and'’ and “or'’), and automatic exclusion of non-text files.

Nuxeo Switches to Java Technologies - the Next Version of the ...

Nuxeo, the leader of open source ECM, today announced that the next version of its ECM platform, currently known as "Nuxeo CPS", will be based on open source Java technologies and renamed "Nuxeo 5".

Report: Software Compliance Gets Easier to Manage

Software license compliance is not one of those issues that just leaps out and screams for assistance, but if you are running a software development shop with multiple projects with multiple developers on each project, license compliance is a very serious issue to contemplate indeed.

[Their excuse for launching a non-libre tool to manage FOSS projects is just lame, plain and simple. Launching the app as FOSS virtually guarantees their claim to fame. All they are doing is raising the barrier for small shops that would otherwise benefit. - dcparris]

Novell Introduces New Virtualization Solution Optimized for Intel Technology

Novell and Intel Collaborate to Deliver First Xen-Enabled Linux Enterprise Solution and Drive Virtualized Linux Solution Deployments

D-link Found Guilty of Linux GPL Violation in Germany

D-Link has agreed to stop distributing its DSM-G600 networked attached storage device after a German court found it had violated terms of the General Public License by incorporating Linux into the product. However, D-Link has refused to reimburse the GPL-Violations Project for its legal costs in bringing the action against the company.

Web Hosting: Price vs. Quality

  •; By Paul Herbert (Posted by dcparris on Sep 25, 2006 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: MySQL
As the Internet expands, demand for different web-hosting services increases proportionally. Additional numbers of people are joining the web world every day with personal sites for their business or organization. Many people choose low-cost solutions to host their web site, but it if your web site is important to you, you should consider quality as much as price.

[Considering webhosting? Be sure to get your MySQL (or PostgreSQL). - dcparris]

Episode 32 - Web Browsers

In this episode: my return from vacation; a discussion of various Linux web browsers, including Firefox, Seamonkey, Epiphany, Galeon, Konqueror, Opera, Dillo, Lynx, Links, ELinks, and w3m; two listener tips; listener feedback - yep, the order is reversed.

Breach Buys Open Source Security Firm

Carlsbad-based Breach Security announced today that it has acquired Thinking Stone Ltd., a provider of the open souirce ModSecurity web application firewall.

Linux kernel developers skeptical about GPLv3

According to an informal survey conducted at the Linux kernel mailing list, a majority of Linux kernel developers rejects the new version three of the GPL Open Source license. The developers thus basically support Linux founder Linus Torvalds, who believes that GPLv3 expands the license provisions too far in the field of hardware. 29 programmers took part in the survey. In addition to Torvalds, other major programmers such as Andrew Morton and Alex Cox also took part. Significantly, Cox used to support the GPLv3. But no one who took part in this recent survey expressed any support for GPLv3.

[Ah, a much less inciteful headline, and probably much more accurate than another headline along similar lines. - dcparris]

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