A lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds has written to Australian Linux vendors asking them to relinquish any legal claim to the name Linux and purchase a licence for its use from the worldwide trademark owner.
IBM has extended support for a development tool after users cried out against the company mothballing it and revoking its open source status. The controversy revolves around the Cgidev02 tool which is part of IBM's Easy400 software suite for the iSeries that lets developers web-enable software written in COBOL or RPG.
South African open source Asterisk users can now terminate calls locally using local bandwidth.
"GNU awk, more affectionately known as gawk, is a compatible version of the awk language--the language is open standard and other awk implementations exist--and it continues to be maintained and developed by Arnold Robbins. Arnold is in fact a long time proponent of open source, has worked with GNU for many years and written numerous books on sed, awk, and other open source technologies..."
A buffer overflow vulnerability in Zlib could allow attackers to crash zlib-enabled applications.
Longtime Red Hat Linux users are feeling like playing the field these days, and quite a few will be browsing the SuSE distribution at Novell's booth next week at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
With OpenOffice.org Writer you can create any kind of form from simple questionnaires to sophisticated interactive tests. Here's how to create a simple quiz using the form tools, and how to add interactivity to it with a couple of macros.
Start-ups see future in open-source services. Also: European law could mean Linux lawsuits.
A proposed European law on intellectual-property infringement could allow SCO to sue Linux users in a criminal court, experts warn
In C Daemon II, using options and syslog is added plus a look at external software to help.
Novell has bustled a request for judgement in front of the Utah Judge responsible for hearing its defense against SCO's copyright suit. It puts the controversial question of who owns the Unix copyrights foursquare, and is well armed enough, it hopes, to deliver a knock out blow.
Job cuts are expected to save profit-challenged Linux booster up to $4 million per quarter.
A report from last week's open-source software seminar in Amman.
Minimo 0.1, for mobile devices running Windows CE, offers many of the features in Firefox such as tabbed browsing, support for plug-ins, and an interface written in Extensible User Interface Language, says Chris Hofmann, Mozilla's engineering director. Mozilla hasn't set a timetable for Minimo's general availability.
The twice-yearly LinuxWorld Conference & Expo provides an opportunity to check the pulse of the open source community. This time around, in San Francisco starting August 8, that pulse will be racing. I expect to see more new open source products unveiled than ever before at this show. In this column, I'll predict a few of the striking developments that IT pros should check out, either in person at LinuxWorld or virtually.
In 1836, when the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was just a wilderness settlement on the bank of Lake Michigan, and the roads were dirt trails, pioneers built a primitive lighthouse from the stump of an oak tree. They called themselves flamekeepers, and took turns tending the wood fire beacon that helped captains navigate the marshes in the fog and the dark. Almost 10 years ago, Ruth Schall and Tig Kerkman of the City of Kenosha IT department became flamekeepers of a different kind. Back then, Linux was an infant operating system, but Schall and Kerkman saw its potential and pioneered an entire city's technological infrastructure upon it, making themselves a beacon and a guide light for all those who would come after them.
Expanding the simple C Daemon with arguments, options, syslog, and a look at other daemon software.
Enterprise Customers Now Have a Single Source of Support for the Leading Open Source Middleware Platform
Open Source Project Reaches Out to North American Industry and Wider Community With Training Sessions
In the first of a two-part feature, mailing list-beginner Jason Norwood-Young gets his hands dirty with Mailman and emerges unscathed and with a bag full of installation tips.