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A Practical Approach to Open Source

  • IT Business Edge (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
With Maria Winslow, open source practice leader at Virtuas. Winslow is the author of "The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source" and writes an open source blog for LinuxWorld magazine.

Linux 2.6 kernel: Making Your First Hack

In this second of a two-part series, discover the organization of the Linux kernel source, build an understanding of system calls, and craft your own kernel modules and patches.

Linux influence to strengthen

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The next five years will bring big changes in how platform and operating systems are viewed, and Linux can potentially impact dozens of markets, technologies and vendors depending on its continued evolution.

Making Open Source Play Nice In The Data Center

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Novell pledges to certify applications running in high-performance computing environments on Hewlett-Packard servers and to offer technical support for users of JBoss Inc.'s Enterprise Middleware System.

Start-up targets open-source Web services

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 2:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some of the technical minds behind Web services protocols have launched an open-source services company, pulling in fellow open-source company Covalent Technologies as an investor.

Key bugs in core Linux code squashed

  • CNET News.com; By Joris Evers (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Serious bugs in the latest Linux kernel have been fixed, a sign that the open-source OS is maturing.

Novell/HP tout high-performance Linux

Novell today unveiled its first validated Linux-based high performance computing (HPC) system. Conforming to Novell's Validated Configuration Programme launched earlier this year, the integrated system is based on HP BladeSystem servers, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, and additional components from Novell and HP partners.

Low-cost Linux PC debuts in India

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 12:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
India has introduced its first low-cost PC, according to a report at SpiritOfChennai.com. Designed by IT firm HCL Infosystems, Ezeebee Pride runs an unspecified version of Linux and is priced at 9,990 rupees ($225 USD) and includes all the basic features required for a first-time user, the article says.

Montavista touts native hard real-time Linux

MontaVista says the open source real-time Linux project that it founded has produced a full-fledged real-time kernel suitable for time-critical embedded applications on mobile handsets and telecommunications equipment. The Open Source Real-time Linux Project's patch yields 30 times better responsiveness than the current stock Linux kernel, the company claims.

FSF Announces Call For 2005 Award Nominations

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 11:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU project today announced the request for nominations for the 2005 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software. This award is presented to a person who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom (as defined in the Free Software Definition[1]). Last year's winner Theo de Raadt...

The Arrival of NX, Part 2

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is the second in a seven-part series written by FreeNX Development Team member Kurt Pfeifle about his involvement with NX technology. Along the way, he gives some basic insight into the inner workings of NX and FreeNX while outlining its future roadmap. Much of what Kurt describes here can be reproduced and verified with one or two recent Knoppix CDs, version 3.6 or later. A working FreeNX Server setup and the NoMachine NX Client has been included in Knoppix now for over a year.

Black Duck and Palamida plug-in to Eclipse

  • The Register (Posted by on Aug 3, 2005 9:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Eclipse
Software licensing specialists Palamida and Black Duck Software are bringing IP compliance to application development tools built using the open source Eclipse framework. Palamida announced Tuesday plans for a plug-in to Eclipse for its IP Amplifier product, which consists of a compliance library and detector used to identify software licenses in companies' code.

Soucelabs Launches Open Source Stack For Java

  • InternetWeek.com (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 9:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SourceLabs on Tuesday launched an open-source stack of applications for Java, and started offering support and maintenance subscriptions for IT organizations.

Debian Weekly News - August 2nd, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 8:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 31st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Geert Stappers noted that the twelfth birthday of the Debian project will take place this month. Simon Wright reported that the Debian swirl is shipped as standard brush in a proprietary commercial drawing program.

Sources: Novell Plans to Open SuSE Linux Pro to Community

Novell is opening SuSE Linux to community-based development, sources say, with a model similar to Red Hat's recent move with Fedora.

TimeSys Introduces Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions for $499

Embedded Developers Can Configure and Order Custom Linux Distributions for Designs Targeting PowerPC, Intel, MIPS and ARM Using Web-based Configuration System

Linux Gazette #117 is out!

  • Mailing list; By Benjamin A. Okopnik (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 6:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The latest issue of Linux Gazette is ready for viewing and download...

Mozilla Foundation Reorganizes

On August 3rd, 2005, the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit public benefit software development organization, launched a wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. The Mozilla Corporation is a taxable subsidiary that serves the non-profit, public benefit goals of its parent, the Mozilla Foundation, and will be responsible for product development, marketing and distribution of Mozilla products.

Internet cafe builds community around open source

With a list of visitors that includes the likes of Lawrence Lessig and British track star Kelly Holmes, the small town of Potchefstroom in South Africa is attracting significant attention for its innovative use of open source software in building local skills.

To James Gosling @ Sun

Howdy James. You recently gave an interview to ComputerWorld Australia's Rodney Gedda. I'm curious about some of the statements you've made in that piece. For brevity & simplicity's sake, I'll iterate through them in point form.

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