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Brazil may build $100 laptops

Brazil is seriously considering a plan to build 2 million low-cost laptops, with half to be distributed for free in local schools while the other half would be exported, officials said Thursday. Ed: (Guess what O/S these laptops will run?)

Oracle throws weight behind open source

  • Search Webservices (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Oracle Corp. made significant strides in the Java and open source communities at JavaOne this week, taking a leadership role for a key Java specification and announcing that it will spearhead several projects to further the Eclipse open source development effort.

Integrated GUI framework for Eclipse, XML and STAF

Remote System Management Tool is a lightweight Linux based Eclipse plug-in that provides an integrated graphical user interface (GUI) environment for remote system management, including file systems, users, and processes on any UNIX or Windows server.

Red Hat revenue surges 46 percent

  • CNET News.com; By Alorie Gilbert (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
The Linux supplier attributes record billings to growing global demand for open-source software.

Know your Linux options

Low cost and reliability have made Linux the right server operating system choice for thousands of SMBs. Choosing the right flavor of Linux, however, can be daunting.

SWUP -- Another reason why Trustix has a lower TCO than Microsoft

Trustix answers high Linux TCO concerns by pointing to superior patching capabilities of SWUP automated update mechanism.

Open-source spam filter advances

  • IT Week (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source spam filter ASSP has been upgraded with a much improved administration interface, Sender Policy Framework (SPF) support, SMTP session limits, IP connection limits and a much better statistics page for reporting on mail traffic. ASSP is a Perl program...

Novell loses bid to dismiss SCO suit

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO, Novell; Story Type: News Story
A judge rules that Novell can't use a motion to dismiss to get the court to assess and support its ownership claims on Unix copyrights.

BEA courts open source frameworks

  • Search Webservices (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 1:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BEA announced that its next J2EE development platform will support "all major open source frameworks," including Apache Beehive and the Spring Framework. He even demonstrated how an application could be migrated from Apache Tomcat to BEA's WebLogic Server.

Open Source Serves Baskin-Robbins-Like Choices Of Software

  • Investor's Business Daily (subscription) (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 10:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most of the time, an abundance of choice is a good thing. Who could argue against 31 flavors of ice cream or 57 varieties of condiments? But when it comes to open-source software licenses, less might be more.

In Brazil, It's PCs to the People

  • IEEE Spectrum; By Erico Guizzo (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 7:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
But with Windows or Linux? Sharing the stage at a panel at this year's World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, the two men seemed like old friends. Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Microsoft's cofounder Bill Gates smiled at each other and cordially agreed on a number of issues. But as they departed from the meeting, the truth was that on the subject of software the two are at opposite extremes.

Open source copyright fight goes to another round

  • ComputerWeekly.com; By Antony Savvas (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SCO’s Unix/Linux slander lawsuit against Novell is to enter the discovery stage, after Novell failed to convince a US court to throw out the case. The case is key for SCO as part of its attempt to convince the courts that it alone owns the source code for Unix. If successful, the company will be better placed to claim its code has been illegally used to build open source Linux solutions.

HPC Vendors Benefit from the World-Class Performance of PGI Compilers and Tools

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2005 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
New Program Extends Cross-Platform Optimization and Support to ISV's Migrating Applications to 64-bit Platforms

DebConf5 Press Release

  • Mailing list; By debconf5-press@linux-aktivaattori.fi (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
The 6th annual Debian Developers Conference (DebConf) will be held in Helsinki, Finland from July 9th to July 17th 2005. Its target audience is Debian developers, though Debian users are welcome to attend as well. The event is based around talks, workshops, demos, coding parties and discussions. It is highly technical in nature.

Google to buy Mozilla?

Everyone has been speculating, but will Google finally make the move to purchase Mozilla's FireFox? Some say Google is secretly developing its own browser, but why would it? Google is a constant "plug" for FireFox and everything it offers

The SME Guide to Open Source

  • eBCVG (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 5:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The general view of open source software is that it is free; however, as with many things in business, information technology is never that easy. Switching to open source needs to involve careful planning and consideration of the business benefits and potential downsides to such a migration.

HP leads worldwide Linux server market

  • Strategiy (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than 1 million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45 percent more than any other major hardware vendor.

Debian Weekly News - June 28th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 26th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Rafael Laboissiere wondered if bug reports for woody can now be closed, but Frank Lichtenheld added that they should be kept if they are security related and that others may be usefull to prevent others from reporting them again. Martin F. Krafft announced his new book that was introduced at LinuxTag.

Grokster and Open Source: Will Open Source Force the Court to Confront Sony?

  • Corante; By Ernest Miller (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
What the heck does the Grokster decision mean for open source? I suspect that we are likely to find out. Up to now Hollywood has been satisfied in going after the commercial purveyors of P2P filesharing software. Undoubtedly, following the Grokster decision, they will continue to do so. However, that will not halt the use of P2P programs. As the commercial systems are shut down, it is likely that users will migrate to open source P2P projects. Indeed, a switch to various open source programs, such as BitTorrent, is already well under way.

Nvu 1.0 Released - Latest Version of Popular Open Source Web Publishing Tool Now Available at Nvu.com

  • Mailing list; By "Linspire"<pr@lists.linspire.com> (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 2:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linspire
New WYSIWYG Web Editor Has Improved Flexibility, Ease-of-Use

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