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Free Software Period To Begin In Public Organizations

A new and free software period, which brings the utilization of Linux-based operating systems with open source codes instead of Microsoft's operating systems in computers, will begin in Turkish public organizations.

Kannada-hindi-english search engine launched

A vernacular search engine on India --Bhramara -- offering web search interfaces in Kannada and Hindi besides English, has been launched here. Named after the bee that collects nectar from flowers, Bhramara endeavours to capture this metaphor in Internet search with a search engine that collects and sorts selected English and vernacular sites on India.

Merging corporations with co-ops and open source

  • IT Managers Journal; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 24, 2006 12:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
Greg Dean, a communications student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, has a new twist on open source business models. For more than a year, Dean has been working with his friends Devon Girard and Charles Latimer, as well as an unnamed lawyer, to find a way to merge the concepts of a co-operative with that of a corporation to create an open source company that he currently calls the Information and Communications Technology/ Open Source Co-op (ICT/OS). Recently, he spoke to the Vancouver PHP Users' Group about the structure that he is starting to implement.

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Final to Hit Web Tuesday

Mozilla, maker of the popular open-source browser Firefox, will on Tuesday release its most recent upgrade to the software, dubbed Firefox 2.0,

Tiny Linux system boosted to 400MHz

Gumstix has juiced up the tiny Linux PC based on its gumstick-sized SBCs (single-board computers). The newly shipping 400xm-cf model boasts a 400MHz PXA255 processor, and comes preinstalled with Linux 2.6.17.

Open source consortium wins EC funding

  • ZDNet UK; By Richard Thurston and Graeme Wearden (Posted by dcparris on Oct 23, 2006 11:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The European Commission is committing millions of euros to a consortium examining the quality of open source code

Open source routers, not Cisco, winning over some IT managers

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Jack Loftus (Posted by dcparris on Oct 23, 2006 10:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
IT managers are actively exploring ways to strip out Cisco Systems Inc.'s routers and replace them with open source routers. Open source routers are less expensive than market-leading proprietary products, but equally capable, said these IT pros when responding to a recent SearchOpenSource.com article on routers.

Open Source Soft-Switch Bridges The Communication Gap

FreeSWITCH, an open source soft-switch, has released news of new support for SIP to GoogleTalk gateway capabilities that not only bridge audio between the two protocols but also text messages as well

City Of Chicago Migrates To Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat announced the City of Chicago's successful migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux for essential government programs, including the vehicle registration system, online job applications, restaurant inspections, ethics training and more. The City of Chicago migrated to Red Hat in order to reduce costs and improve support, performance and scalability. The city has already saved more than $250,000, and is reducing server hardware, maintenance and operating costs as a result of Oracle's certification and support infrastructure on Red Hat.

[Sounds like the winds of change are blowing around the Windy City. Now, if we can just convince Oracle to go FOSS... - dcparris

Eteration And Objectweb Announce Open Source IDE ObjectWeb Lomboz

eteration, a company specialized in Java and open source technologies, and ObjectWeb, an international nonprofit consortium of companies and research organizations who have joined forces to produce next-generation open source middleware, announced the availability of ObjectWeb Lomboz 3.2 with features addressing Enterprise Portals and Service Oriented Architectures.

Open Source Solution: Rivet Logic Joins MuleSource Partner

Open source solution provider kicks off Mule support with implementation at major financial services organization.

Control your audio from Firefox

  • Computeractive; By Chris Wiles (Posted by dcparris on Oct 23, 2006 7:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Mozilla
You're busy working, occasionally browsing the web, while listening to your music via your favourite audio player (such as iTunes).

Quantum Ships Latest Version of StorNext FX Data Management Software

File System for Apple Xsan Broadens Client Support to Include SGI IRIX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 4.0

Munich Linux scales desktop management

The City of Munich has developed impressive systems for rolling out and maintaining Linux desktops for large numbers of users, according to a British developer who had a close-up view of the system.

GPLv3: What the Hackers Said

When Iwrote about the wrangling over the GNU GPLv3 licence a month back, it provoked a lively conversation in thecomments. Given this evident passion among readers, I thought it would be interesting to ask the top hackers - the ones actually involved in the discussions - for their thoughts on the matter. So I contacted Richard Stallman for the FSF angle, and a bunch of the top kernel hackers - Linus, Alan Cox, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Andrew Morton and Dave Miller - for their view.

FiveRuns Announces Support for Oracle Database

Web 2.0, SaaS Solution Monitors Both Open Source and Traditional Systems and Applications

[Not sure if there is any real interest in this, but... - dcparris]

Firefox 2.0 hits FTP earlier than expected

Firefox 2.0 will be officially released tomorrow, but we have spotted what looks to be the official release in a newly-created directory on the Mozilla Foundation's FTP servers.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 174, 23 October 2006

Welcome to this year's 43rd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! On the eve of several major new releases, such as Firefox 2.0, Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10, this week's DistroWatch Weekly takes a brief look at some of the new products, comments on the new Fedora 6 release, and asks whether Firefox has lost some of its former glory.

Merging corporations with co-ops and open source

Greg Dean, a communications student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, has a new twist on open source business models. For more than a year, Dean has been working with his friends Devon Girard and Charles Latimer, as well as an unnamed lawyer, to find a way to merge the concepts of a co-operative with that of a corporation to create an open source company that he currently calls the Information and Communications Technology/ Open Source Co-op (ICT/OS). Recently, he spoke to the Vancouver PHP Users' Group about the structure that he is starting to implement.

Red Hat's Reach Into Telecom

There are several reasons telecom companies are attracted to Linux, according to Gartner Senior Analyst David Willis, who cited the traditional migration from RISC Unix technology to Linux as a driver. One of those reasons, he said, is that Linux is simply good software. "[Telcos] like the reliability and configurability Linux has," he said.

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