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Ingres Wants Partners To Push Open-Source Database Into Big Biz

  • CRN; By Barbara Darrow (Posted by grouch on Jun 4, 2006 2:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Ingres wants solution providers to know there's a new channel program in town. Ingres, the database developer spun off from CA last fall, consulted with existing solution providers to come up with a plan to help them boost usage of its wares.

Manage Apache Download Speed And Traffic Limits With mod_cband

In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure mod_cband on an Apache2 web server. mod_cband is an Apache 2 module which provides bandwidth quota and throttling. It solves the problem of limiting users' and virtualhosts' bandwidth usage.

Jboss Chief Fleury Talks Up Red Hat Acquisition

As the Red Hat-JBoss Merger nears completion, JBoss chief -- now senior vice president of Red Hat's JBoss division -- sat down with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney at the Red Hat Summit in Nashville, to discuss the impact of deal on its existing partnerships, customers and partners, future co-opetition with IBM and interoperability pact with Microsoft. Red Hat announced its planned acquisition of JBoss in April and the deal was expected to be completed by the end of May. Red Hat and JBoss will detail their integration plans at JBoss World in Las Vegas in mid June.

Customer Data Stolen From Accountant Reveals Flaw In Security Thinking

  • Email Battles; By BJ Gillette (Posted by zanek on Jun 3, 2006 11:45 PM EDT)
The thieves stole a laptop from a car. The laptop held hundreds of thousands of transaction records, including credit cards, for customers. When you review's Security Policy, you'll see that, while the firm takes great pride in locking down everything its administrators can imagine, managers never saw the auditor's blunders coming.

Akademy 2006 Call for Participation

  • KDE Dot News; By Matthias Welwarsky (Posted by grouch on Jun 3, 2006 10:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: KDE
This year's KDE World Summit, aKademy 2006, is approaching fast. The website is now live. On behalf of the programme committee I have the pleasure to announce that we will accept presentation abstracts as of now. Read on to find more information in the formal Call For Participation.

Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06 Videos

OSVids has posted a few very cool video clips of Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06, including XGL in action.

Faster UML2 Utilities for Eclipse APIs

This is a set of utilities that make working with the UML2 API significantly easier for developers building MDA-style automation. The technology is delivered as a plug-in to Eclipse and provides utilities that will work with the UML2 and Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) APIs.

Denmark's Resolution on Open Standards - Updated

Groklaw member elhaard sends us a bit more detail about the Danish resolution that passed yesterday. We put the story in News Picks. The motion is called "B 103" and all material about it (even Parliament transcripts) can be found at the Parliament's home page. It's only in Danish, though. So he helps us out again, translating the last publicly shown version of the resolution.

Parliament directs the government to ensure that the use of information technology, including software, within public authorities is based upon open standards.

Consortium brings open source database projects together

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by grouch on Jun 3, 2006 6:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
It's no coincidence that PostgreSQL and MySQL released fixes for a SQL injection vulnerability within the last week. The SQL injection vulnerability find marks the first security collaboration between Open Source Database Consortium (OSDBC) members, but it probably won't be the last.

The Pirate Bay Circus

"Today (June 3rd, 2006) the 'Piratpartiet' is planning on a demonstration in Stockholm against the raid, and against the behavior of the Swedish police. There are several issues that are wrong with this picture. What the police, and anyone involved has done is indeed simply unacceptable. But what everyone seems to forget is that one of the issue revolving this circus is sharing of non-free software."

Pentaho Announces Pentaho Report Designer; Donates Source Code to ...

Originally built as a proprietary software offering, Pentaho has donated all source code from the acquisition to the open source community as part of the Pentaho project. This reflects Pentaho's continuing commitment to providing the richest set of open source BI capabilities, and to leveraging the open source development model to increase adoption and accelerate innovation at a faster pace than proprietary offerings.

Linux Networx makes some high-flying friends

  • Network World; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by grouch on Jun 3, 2006 3:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux Networx, a high performance computing and clustering concern, recently delivered a pair of powerful Linux clustering products to two customers with eyes toward the skies - NASA's Center for Computational Sciences at the Goddard Space Flight Center, and ATK Launch Systems, a maker of weapons and space systems for the U.S. government.

Enterprise Data Protection Goes Open Source

  •; By Vance McCarthy (Posted by grouch on Jun 3, 2006 2:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Enterprise IT managers concerned about costly or proprietary data backup and recovery now have an Open Source option.

Multi Distro is Linux times 9 on a single CD-R

Multi Distro includes nine live CD Linux distributions in one ISO file that you can burn to a single disc. It uses the GRUB boot loader to present the user with a main menu from which they can choose which distro they want to run. By showing you how to make your own live CD composed of multiple live CD distros, Multi Distro packs a big punch.

Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu Long Term Support

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by grouch on Jun 3, 2006 12:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun, Ubuntu
The Ubuntu project has officially announced the release of Ubuntu 6.06 Long Term Support (LTS) today. Ubuntu 6.06, better known by its code name "Dapper Drake," is the first Ubuntu release to offer an extended lifecycle, a GUI installer for desktop systems, and support for Sun SPARC systems. In a press conference yesterday, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth talked about the Dapper release, and how the project plans to address enterprise needs.

Ubuntu 6.06 FINAL Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu 6.06 has hit the download mirrors and OSDir has a large selection of beautiful screenshots for your enjoyment!

What to plug into Eclipse

Find out about some of the capabilities that have been built into Eclipse plug-ins, such as the ability to program in other languages like Ruby or to build interactive multimedia with environments such as OpenLaszlo.

Are GNU/Linux distribution choices a fad, or favouritism?

Are we choosing GNU/Linux distributions based on their quality, or is it the media hype?

Knoppix to the rescue

Even if you have no intention of getting up close and personal with Linux, it may pay to download and burn a version called Knoppix (go to and click on the US/UK flag logo for an English version of the page or order it on DVD or CD from

Government says all new PCs must be Linux-friendly

The government-run Central Trust of China has mandated for the first time that all desktop computers purchased from now on must be Linux-compatible, demonstrating the government's desire to widen the nation's usage of open source software.

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