This Linux Semantic tool for Web Services is a set of Eclipse plug-ins that allow developers to insert semantic annotations into a WSDL document that describe the semantics of the inputs, outputs, preconditions and effects of service operations. Semantic matching and composition is based on the algorithms using ontology-based inferencing. The ontologies are represented in Web Ontology Language (OWL), and inferencing is accomplished via the ABLE rule engine. This technology is part of the Emerging Technologies Toolkit (ETTK).
Robbins' recruitment comes as Microsoft makes increasingly friendly noises towards Linux. According to reports, Red Hat chief executive and prez Matthew Szulik has been courted by Microsoft and even joined chief software architect Bill Gates for lunch at an exclusive New York eaterie earlier this year.
Core 4, the latest version of the community-supported Linux distribution, is largely drawn from the work of Red Hat programmers.
You say implemented, I say aided. The European Parliament wants to get rid of the term 'computer-implemented inventions' in a key directive because it implies that software can be patented
A Milter is a multi-threaded email-filtering program. Milters run in parallel to sendmail, and can review every aspect of every email message. Multiple Milters can run in parallel, each dealing with a different aspect of email. Milters can be shared among several sendmail processes, even sendmail processes located on separate machines, even when those machines are in separate towns or countries. In this way, spam/virus suppression can be central to a mail server and, at the same time, available to its MX backup servers.
Recently we published an interview with Linus Torvalds on the similarities and differences between the Linux kernel and the BSD operating systems. As a follow-up, I asked similar questions of OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt, and NetBSD's Christos Zoulas.
Good news for South African artists and content producers is that they can now licence their works under a South Africa-specific Creative Commons licence. Also local language versions are in the pipeline.
Batch versions of physicochemical property prediction and systematic naming software modules, suitable for working with tens of thousands of compounds at a time, are now available to run on Linux
A trio of vendors is preparing to release open-source reporting tools, looking for profits by selling support and enhanced versions of free, open-source software. The availability of open-source tools will bring welcome competition and price pressure to a market that has long been dominated by proprietary software such as Business Object's Crystal Reports and Cognos's ReportNet. The three would-be market disrupters, business intelligence (BI) veteran Actuate and start-ups JasperSoft and Pentaho, want to emulate MySQL's open-source database-market success by offering low entry costs and products with developer appeal.
Top-level Eclipse project proposed by Wind River approved; Sub-projects for target management and device debugging initiated
Two years ago, Japanese Linux server operating system developer Miracle Linux Corp. decided it needed to better promote its local Linux distribution. It developed two aims, according to Miracle's president, Takeshi Sato.
Debian sarge has finally been released -- now what? If you ask me (and you didn't, but I'm going to tell you anyway), Debian should have two overarching priorities for the next release: 1. putting a timed release cycle in place, so what happened with sarge never happens again; and 2. keeping the growing family of Debian derivatives united around a common core -- namely, Debian itself. What's at stake? If we don't do something about both of these problems, actual and potential, Debian will be irrelevant by the time etch is out.
Linspire Inc. and InsynQ's Appgen Business Software recently teamed up to bring a "special version" of MyBooks Professional, a "fully audited," "full-featured accounting and finance software solution" aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses, to Linspire Linux's CNR (click and run) Warehouse.
Setting up an extended X windows desktop A sample config file using X.org and Xinerama for an extended laptop desktop.
Speaking at an IBM panel called "An Open Discussion on Open Source" held during the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, consultant and author Marcel Gagne said he runs Einux on his Compaq notebook and added that many people are beginning to look at Linux on the desktop as well.
For years, the business-software development world has been split largely between Microsoft's .Net toolset and Java. Get ready for a third option. The so-called LAMP stack of open-source software--which includes the Linux operating system, Apache Web server, MySQL database and scripting languages PHP, Perl or Python--is pushing its way into mainstream corporate computing.
High performance computing has gained back one of its own now that scientist and businessman Bo Ewald has agreed to serve as chief executive officer for Linux Networx.
The man who began the Debian GNU/Linux Project has called on the current leaders to come up with a predictable release cycle, at intervals of 12 or 18 months. Ian Murdock made the call in a posting to his blog. His call comes a few days after Sarge, version 3.1 of Debian, was released after nearly three years of development.
Black Duck, a leading intellectual-property compliance management software vendor, and VA Software, the backers of SourceForge, offer an integrated program.
Sony Computer Entertainment boss Ken Kutaragi has claimed that the PlayStation 3 is being positioned as a supercomputer capable of running multiple operating systems, with the Linux system to be pre-installed on the machine's hard drive. Interviewed by Japanese website PC Impress Watch, Kutaragi lashed out at Nintendo and Microsoft for defining their systems purely as toys or game consoles, and said that PS3 will be sold as a "supercomputer".