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Open up: State open-source effort might force vendors to change

  • Washington Technology (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Massachusetts and Rhode Island are nurturing an effort that might be the catalyst for widespread deployment of open-source software for state and local governments. The Government Open Code Collaborative already has released a half dozen sets of open-source code and is poised to develop e-government applications, officials directing the initiative said.

FC4 For All - A review of the latest Fedora Core

Every Fedora Core release outshines the previous one, Fedora Core 4 maintains this pattern with an excellent collection of the latest open source packages and improved performance.

Open-source Monitoring Software Trend Gains Steam

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 2:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nagios has unlimited configuration options, making installation and configuration complicated for administrators. Monarch is a configuration tool that enables system administrators to more easily and rapidly set up and maintain Nagios and GroundWork Monitor by allowing them to configure the system through a Web-based interface.

What next Linux Australia?

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Jonathan Oxer was surprisingly candid about the state of affairs at Linux Australia, the organisation he leads. In his July 1 blog entry, Oxer openly questioned the group's survival, pointing out the obvious -- Linux Australia is stuck in no man's land.

Debian Weekly News - July 5th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. David Nusinow announced Debian packages for X.Org that he also planned to upload into unstable. Norbert Tretkowski has built backports for sarge. Rajiv Battula has published a small review of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 in which he demonstrates how simple installing Debian has become.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 3

  • Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 3 of Fedora Weekly News

South Africa water commission dives into open source

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 10:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
South Africa's Water Research Commission(WRC) has chosen to use the open source Compiere ERP+CRM system for its enterprise fund management.

Open source could damage the market, says analyst

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open source movement could have a damaging impact on software innovation, according to a prominent market analyst. Bob Hayward, senior vice president and chief research officer, Gartner Research Asia-Pacific, told ZDNet Asia that software developers could be discouraged from creating new software because of the multitude of open source software available for free. This is further driven by major vendors that are making their software available as open source.

Debian struggling with security

Linux distributor is falling behind rivals in releasing security updates, due to server configuration problems and manpower shortages Debian is facing difficulties getting timely security updates to users of its Linux distribution due to lack of manpower and software problems.

Is open source stifling innovation instead?

The open source movement has undoubtedly encouraged the proliferation of free software in the market. But the trend could have a damaging impact on software innovation, says a prominent market analyst.

Microsoft developers turn to Linux

Developers using Microsoft's popular Visual Studio .Net software engineering suite were today offered a plug-in that allows them to code web applications for Linux. Referred to as Grasshopper, the freely available Visual MainWin for J2EE Developer Edition is designed to link Visual Studio development to Linux and J2EE server deployments. Grasshopper was designed by Mainsoft and is claimed to be the first Visual Studio-based IDE for Linux.

CIOs fail to see benefit of using open source

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software was not popular with the IT leaders surveyed by CIOConnect. Despite publicity about lower licensing costs and improved reliability, less than 10% thought the technology was of significant benefit.

Open-source Java Seeks Commercial Donations

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on Jul 4, 2005 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source Java would also allow developers to easily build new applications on top of the open code, and could further foster the adoption of Java in developing economies that have a propensity towards open source.

Visual Paradigm for UML 5.0 released

  • Press release; By Nicolas Fu (Posted by VISITOR on Jul 4, 2005 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Visual Paradigm is pleased to announce that Visual Paradigm for UML 5.0 version has been released which adopts a refreshing new user interface with numerous tailored modeling and usability guaranteed to satisfy and impress you.

Getting there: Migrating to open source

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 4, 2005 1:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Despite the enthusiasm of many open source backers, successful rollouts of the technology aren't automatic. While a recent Forrester Research report found that roughly 40% of the 100 U.S. companies surveyed had no disappointments, that still leaves 6 out of 10 perhaps wishing they had done things differently. How can you better your chances of success? Read on to learn what open source users and industry watchers advise.

Try new Linux clusters

  • AME Info (Posted by dave on Jul 4, 2005 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux clusters are emerging as a popular choice for high-performance, low-cost data warehousing solutions.

Celtix open source ESB asks Sun to come and play

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Jul 4, 2005 9:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
News last week that Sun Microsystems Inc is planning to launch an open source Java Enterprise Service Bus this summer received a mixed reaction from the recently-announced "rival" open source ESB project Celtix, which is hosted by the open source ObjectWeb Consortium and sponsored by Iona Technologies Inc.

An open letter to the open source community

We end users are happy with the way the open source movement is progressing. With Linux now a stable operating system worthy of mainstream deployments, we've begun looking up the stack to see where else open source can fit in our data centers.

HealthAlliance plans another open source pilot

  • Computerworld New Zealand (Posted by dave on Jul 4, 2005 6:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
HealthAlliance, the consortium of DHBs including Waitemata Health and Counties Manukau, is looking at running its own open-source desktop project. It would run in parallel with an initiative led by Good Health Wanganui, whose plan is temporarily stalled.

DistroWatch Weekly: SUSE released to mirrors, Sarge update problems, Lycoris commentary

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jul 4, 2005 3:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DistroWatch Weekly and happy Independence Day to all our visitors from the United States! Last week's release of SUSE LINUX 9.3 ISO images provided much excitement during the otherwise dull week and many users are now discovering the joys of computing with one of the oldest and best-known Linux operating systems around. In the meantime, the Debian Project ended up with a tarnished reputation for being unable to provide timely security updates for sarge - will this fiasco bring radical changes to the project's security infrastructure? Also in this issue: comment on the recent merger of Mandriva and Lycoris, and an interesting change in the release policy of Fedora Core. Happy reading!

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