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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....

Open Source bodies team to drive Linux in mobile space

Two of the driving forces behind the Linux push into the mobile devices market have formalised an agreement to boost the global growth of mobile Linux phones and devices.

Linux Collaboration: All About The Apps

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by grouch on Aug 14, 2006 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, IBM, Linux
Collaboration applications, old and new, are coming to Linux desktops and servers en masse.

Amazon 'plans world's biggest personal data stash'

And tries to patent it too is investing in IP to create the largest database of personal information ever gathered by an online retailer, according to a report in its local paper.

Delaware Court is asked to Define "FRAND"

For the third time in two weeks there is a new and significant standards case. This time around, Nokia is claiming that Qualcomm is violating its obligation to provide a license under "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory" (FRAND) terms to patents that would be infringed under an ETSI standard. The Nokia suit is a defensive move, because Qualcomm is seeking injunctions to prevent Nokia from selling its new mobile handsets unless Nokia knuckles under to Qualcomm's license terms.

Wind River Earns Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification for ...

Wind River Systems, Inc., the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Wind River's North America Support Operations Center has achieved certification under the Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification program. SCP Certification quantifies the effectiveness of customer support based upon a stringent set of performance standards and represents best practices in the industry.

Mozilla Using Coverity to Scan Mozilla Source Code for Defects

According to CNET, Monday will see the Mozilla Foundation and Coverity jointly announce that Coverity tools are being used to scan Mozilla source code for defects. The report quotes Coverity chief technology officer Ben Chelf, who says that the Mozilla Foundation licensed Coverity Prevent, an application that analyses software code for bugs, early last year. The deal was not announced at the time because the Mozilla Foundation wanted to ensure the Coverity product actually got results before going public.

Open source grows beyond its roots

One of a growing cadre of open-source companies, Zimbra will add joint document creation and sharing to its messaging and collaboration software at the LinuxWorld conference on Monday.

Extending the GPL for application service providers

Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco is scheduled to announce a draft version of a modified GNU General Public License (GPL) today that would add a provision requiring service providers to distribute changes to code, even if they don't "distribute" the code beyond their own servers. Capobianco calls this the Honest Public License (HPL), and the additional provision could add an entirely new wrinkle to free software.

Slackware reaches 11.0 RC1

Per the changelog, slackware-current is now Slackware 11.0 RC1.

Linuxworld: Hewlett-Packard takes Debian on board

Besides Red Hat, Suse and a number of smaller Linux distributions HP will also market and support Debian GNU/Linux, the group on the occasion of the Linuxworld Expo event announced.

Help Test Etch Beta 3 Debian Installer

Today Frans Pop announced the release of the beta 3 Debian installer

'honest' open source licence aims to close GPL loophole

An open source entrepreneur has published a new 'Honest Public Licence' (HPL) that aims to close loopholes which let firms offering hosted applications escape key stipulations of the General Public Licence (GPL). [Note that the efficiency of the development model of "open source" is brought up in the debate: "Haff questioned the belief that the GPL is a major factor in the success of Linux." If the lure were only that the source is open, why haven't non-GPL, free systems enjoyed the same success? The GPL's protections provides such an environment that a side effect is to attract developers and thereby enhance the efficiency of development. -- grouch]

Novell's giant killer: Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

I'm rather impressed. Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 is designed to do just that – impress the user from the start, with a smooth and (mostly) simple experience that will satisfy the secretary through to the MD. It does still have some areas to work on, however.

Update on the ultimate DIY Linux home computer

  •; By wjl (Posted by wjl on Aug 14, 2006 7:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
In our articles “Our ultimate DIY Linux box” and “AMD prices are dropping“, we introduced three systems based on the new AM2 motherboards from AMD, while one was still based on a socket 939 mainboard. Later we regretted that this system isn’t available anymore. Here’s why: it has a successor…

Xandros Home Edition Premium Review

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Aug 14, 2006 7:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Xandros
I have been reviewing Xandros off and on since 2004. They are a great company with some serious misconceptions as to what the home user needs. I'll get into that soon enough, but let's get right into the review itself, shall we?

Software Product Documentation

  •; By Adriana Iordan (Posted by avangate on Aug 14, 2006 6:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How to write good documentation for your product and why it is important ? The ideal software would be free of errors and so easy to use that everybody would be familiar with it the minute they start the application.

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