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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serious bugs in the latest Linux kernel have been fixed, a sign that the open-source OS is maturing.
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.
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 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.
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). Last year's winner Theo de Raadt...
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.
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.
SourceLabs on Tuesday launched an open-source stack of applications for Java, and started offering support and maintenance subscriptions for IT organizations.
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.
Novell is opening SuSE Linux to community-based development, sources say, with a model similar to Red Hat's recent move with Fedora.
Embedded Developers Can Configure and Order Custom Linux Distributions for Designs Targeting PowerPC, Intel, MIPS and ARM Using Web-based Configuration System
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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.
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.
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.