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Open source evangelist dies

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Jun 24, 2005 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Aussie Open Source advocate analyst, author, and hack Nigel McFarlane has died, according to The Age. Nigel McFarlane was an open source software analyst and technologist with a broad background in science, technology and software engineering.

Free Software Foundation files to dismiss price fixing claim

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Jun 24, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The Free Software Foundation Inc has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by a US individual that accused it of price fixing via the GNU General Public License.

My Workstation OS: Foresight Linux

The Foresight Linux 0.8.1 distribution showcases some of the latest and greatest software from GNOME. Some of the more innovative things are included, like Beagle, F-spot, Howl, and the latest HAL -- all of this plus some clean default themes and artwork. After using Foresight for an week I decided to use it as my primary distro.

SCO updates Unix product, open-source attitude

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 6:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
In effort to pump up dwindling Unix revenue, SCO unveils new version of OpenServer, along with new open-source-friendly position.

University chooses Ubuntu for training

Wits University's school of computer science is using Ubuntu Linux as basis for regular Linux training courses.

Report: Carrier Grade Linux: Linux in Telecom

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 4:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story
The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) released the latest version of the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) Requirements Definition--version 3.1 on June 2, 2005. CGL 3.1 is the successor to CGL 2.0 and 1.1, the earliest versions of CGL which have been broadly adopted by the industry. In this article, Ibrahim Haddad of the OSDL provides an overview of the state of Carrier Grade Linux.

TimeSys Introduces Freescale Linux Component Repository

  • www.timesys.com; By TimeSys (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 23, 2005 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups:
Web-based, Continuously Updated Repository Provides Commercial Source Enabling Developers to Customize Linux for Devices Using Freescale Processors

Linux: The Future Of Devfs

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 3:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Kernel
The removal of the deprecated devfs from the mainline kernel took another step forward today with a patch from Greg KH that removes devfs from the build process. He adds, "if this goes well, and there are no complaints for a few weeks, I'll resend my big 'devfs-die-die-die' series of patches that rip the whole thing out of the kernel tree."

Tux conducts your home orchestra: The Sonos Digital Music System

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 23, 2005 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community
How much do you listen to music? If you love having music playing in your environment, AND you have a somewhat large living or work space, AND you get tired of having to return to a particular room in your space to control your music, AND you otherwise were going to have to start drilling holes in walls and floors to run cable, then the Sonos Digital Music System is for you. It's the current state of the art for wirelessly controlling music in a large home or business where you need just the right music in the right room at the right time. And best of all, it's powered by GNU/Linux!

Most Popular Beginner Linux Questions Answered

  • ReallyLinux.com; By Andrea Cordingly (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 23, 2005 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
In this interview with Mark Rais, I get him to answer the top questions beginners have including moving from Windows to Linux, finding files in Linux, using the File Manager, uncompressing using gzip and tar, understanding permissions and knowing where applications are located! I'll be the first to admit, I tried to suck his mind dry on this one regarding Linux new users.

The next chapter in the Merkey saga

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 1:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
Jeff Merkey claims to have filed his suit against Bruce Perens, Pamela Jones, Slashdot, and 200 "John Does". It makes for wild reading. "Perens posted Internet messages on LWN.net stating to Linux and OSS members that 'Merkey works for SCO,' and that 'Merkey should be placed in a file of people to be killed'. Merkey has not or ever worked for SCO or the Canopy Group." Your editor, strangely enough, is unable to find any comments on the system calling for anybody to be killed.

SCO OpenServer 6 Pushes Unix Line Forward

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 1:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
After years of development, SCO's OpenServer 6 arrives packed with UnixWare and open-source applications.

Travelogue available for Brazil's 6th International Free Software Conference (FISL 6.0)

Travelogue describes conference from speaker's point of view, and discusses several issues raised by the conference

Editorials: Mandriva and Lycoris: The best of two worlds?

  • Editorials: Mandriva and Lycoris: The best of two worlds?; By Tim (Posted by tim1980 on Jun 23, 2005 11:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
I've been a happy user of Lycoris DLX desktop linux for several years. ...

LAMP made easy with XAMPP

The LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl) software stack is emerging as a popular and cost-effective Web development platform. This is understandable given that it comprises a free operating system, Web server, database, and scripting language. However, a problem with having a number of separate open source components is integration. The XAMPP project aims to eliminate this problem. With XAMPP, there is no reason for developers to skip over an open source solution when considering Web development platforms.

Linux: Plans For 2.6.13

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 10:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Kernel
Andrew Morton posted a list of patches that he intends to push from his -mm tree to Linus' main 2.6 tree intended for inclusion in the 2.6.13 kernel. He explains, "this summarises my current thinking on various patches which are presently in -mm. I cover large things and small-but-controversial things. Anything which isn't covered here (and that's a lot of material) is probably a 'will merge', unless it obviously isn't."

TimeSys Gains Traction Among Developers Using Freescale Processors

  • www.timesys.com; By TimeSys (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 23, 2005 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Leading Companies Developing Embedded Devices based on Freescale Processors and Linux Choose TimeSys

CodeWeavers Expands Developer Services, Enabling Future Windows Application Porting to Mac OS

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 9:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
CodeWeavers' CrossOver Technology, Combined with Apple's Move to Intel x86 Chips, Creates Lucrative New Possibilities for Mid-Tier Windows Developers

UK open source email firm bags VC funding

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 8:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Logicalware secures £300,000 for development.

Text Message with voice in three easy steps

This article takes you through the simple steps necessary to build a useful, multimodal application to send text messages via voice.

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