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The Mozilla project will be represented at the FOSDEM 2005 conference in Brussels on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February. The proceedings in the Mozilla Developers' Room are being organised by Axel Hecht. Talks will cover topics such as Mozilla Europe, Mozilla 2.0, XulRunner, Bugzilla, Camino and localisation. Speakers include Axel Hecht, Gervase Markham, Hisham El-Emam, Robert Kaiser, Ludovic Hirlimann and Tristan Nitot.
In the wake of the international domain name (IDN) homograph spoofing vulnerability, the Mozilla Foundation announced it would disable IDN support by default as a temporary measure. However, a less drastic solution has now been found...
My daily check of their stock price has revealed that their ticker symbol is no longer valid
. The extra E is a flag that SCO is not in compliance with the SEC's regulations.
Simon Edwards will be talking about KDE application development using Python in the FOSDEM KDE Developer's Room. In the interview below he talks about the advantages of Python, how it compares to other languages and whether KDE should be rewritten in Python.
What does it mean to be an open enterprise? Open source software and open standards are easy enough to define. Figuring out how they fit into an enterprise IT strategy, however, can be a little trickier.
Much of today's enterprise-level software on UNIX caters to the business needs of large companies. And so it must support emerging technologies and follow the rapidly evolving market trends, such as the proliferation of the powerful, flexible Linux operating system. Because much of this software is large, multi-threaded, and multi-process, porting it to Linux presents challenges.
Top Linux seller Red Hat acknowledged on Friday a misstep in its relations with technology enthusiasts but said the profit motive is helping it to mend its ways.
Six exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities where the Debian project participates.
Opponents of software patents gathered in Brussels on Thursday to accuse the European Council of turning Europe into a banana republic.
The announcement of a Linux deal between Unisys and SAP, originally slated for this week's LinuxWorld, has now been rescheduled to next week, LinuxPlanet has been told. Meanwhile, Unisys is forging ahead with its growing commitment to enterprise Linux.
The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo held in Boston this week looked a lot like any Linux show, with suits and T-shirts and jeans co-mingled on both sides of the booths. The 140 or so exhibitors included a respectable number of mainstream industry players, like AMD, Apple, BMC, Computer Associates, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, Sun, and Unisys, along with the leading Linux vendors, and usual-suspect Linux/open source/free software organizations and groups such as the Free Software Foundation and the Etherboot Foundation, and Debian, Fedora, GNOME, and X.org. Booth traffic seemed adequate, and attendees focused on getting info.
is reporting on six exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities where the Debian project
participates. Everyone in these areas are welcome to attend these conferences, meet Debian developers and users, exchange GnuPG fingerprints, discuss various topics on Debian and Free Software, and otherwise participate in our vibrant community. More information on locations, times and dates
In just a few short months, an open-source software package called Xen has been catapulted from obscurity to the limelight as many computing industry powers throw their weight behind the project.
The Open Source Development Lab is bringing potential good news for carrier network managers at the LinuxWorld show this week. The non-profit organization has announced new versions of its Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center Linux operating system specifications.
It began with an email invitation to play in the Celebrity Challenge with an open source community leader and AMD and Sun Microsystems executives on Tuesday morning at the LinuxWorld Convention and Exposition in Boston. The game was not unfamiliar to me: Unreal Tournament 2004, which was released last spring and works wonderfully on GNU/Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Although I missed my home setup -- the 64-bit edition of UT2004 running over 64-bit Gentoo on my Athlon 64 system -- all the players were on a level playing field, as we were all equally disadvantaged. But the stakes were high and dozens of people were watching us prove that GNU/Linux is not just for servers and workstations.
In this month's mocking toast To Evil!
Danny O'Brien finds evil within Sun's Hotspot Java Machine, Sun's CSL (the other license), and the foolhardiness that is the "secret" email filtering techniques of our ugly American Verizon.net in Europe: "... banning email coming from countries outside the USA. Given that most spam comes from American companies, this sounds a bit like fighting stings by locking yourself in a beehive, and smearing yourself with royal jelly. But mostly, it's odd because eventually those foreigners are going to find someone they *can* communicate with. And once they snap out of that crazy bloo-bloo language they all speak, and talk proper English to a journalist, Word Will Get Out."
Erik van Konijnenburg announced Yaird, "Yet Another mkInitRD". Implemented in Perl, he describes the work in progress and proof of concept as "a rewrite of mkinitrd based on hotplug algorithms."
It's not only the code that will get sucked off the desktop, but also the content itself! Motorola, Sony, and Linspire have both announced initiatives to let you play your music on your mobile phones. Motorola is teaming up with Apple's iTunes stores, and is going to allow only DRM'd music. For that reason, the more open Linspire and Sony offerings are more disruptive and more interesting. The Sony deal won't be announced until March, so for now, let's take a look at the Linspire deal.
I started using Linux when SUSE Linux 6.1 came out. I've fiddled with Corel Linux, Mandrake, Turbolinux, and Slackware 9.0, but since I came across Arch Linux 0.7, a.k.a. "Wombat," I've become an avid convert.
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