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Smoke, Mirrors and SCO

The longer SCO's case against IBM and Linux drags out, the more it appears that there's nothing there at all.

My Indomitable Thoughts on GNU, Linux, Open Source, Java and Free Cats and Dogs

Here is an opinion which delves deeper into the world of Open Source, GNU, Linux and Java and tries and analyses why it is sound principle to sit up and take notice when RMS talks on topics related to freedom.

Motorola Takes Linux to Mobile Task

Linux is coming to a phone near you soon if Motorola has anything to say about it. According to a company executive, the cell phone giant is now positioning Linux to be its default platform for innovation. Motorola has been using Linux on its cell phones since 2003 when it released its A760 device.

Homeland Security Survey Takes First Pass at LAMP

First results are in for the Department of Homeland Security’s vulnerability survey of some 40 Open Source projects. Early findings, released by Stamford University and source code analysis software vendor Coverity reveal that the LAMP stack has a higher-than-average code quality, with fewer than 0.2 defects per 1,000 lines of code.

eWEEK Magazine Awards SWsoft Virtuozzo Analyst’s Choice

Virtualization Software Wins "Excellent" Rating for Usability, Performance and Management

Quick Xgl Tutorial for SUSE Linux 10.1

Scott Morris says....the recommended setup for Xgl is on the Gnome desktop with an nVidia card. So, that’s what I did. Here is the quick and dirty version, not for the faint of heart. will be writing a more user-friendly version of this tutorial for publication later on this week. Here are a couple screenshots of mine with it working.....

First look: ajaxWrite

ajaxWrite could easily become the victim of inflated expectations. The first of a series of online applications by Ajax13, a new company headed by Michael Robertson, the founder of Linspire, ajaxWrite was announced last month with a string of exaggerated marketing claims. Moreover, ajaxWrite's FAQ describes it as a beta, when its features seem alpha-quality at best. Surrounded by such hype, the current release of ajaxWrite risks being dismissed out of hand, instead of being seen for what it is: a basic foundation for a fresh entry into the field of online applications, a rapidly evolving but unproven area of development.[ED: The articles writer is not very impressed but I think it is pretty cool - Scott]

Open Source Edition of OpenLink Virtuoso Released

  • LinuxElectrons; By ByteEnable (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2006 7:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
BURLINGTON, Mass. – OpenLink Software is now offering an Open Source Edition of its industry-acclaimed Universal Server, OpenLink Virtuoso.

Microsoft move an endorsement of Linux, crows Novell

A senior Novell executive says Microsoft's recent decision to support two versions of Linux in its virtualization software is a ringing endorsement of open source in the enterprise. “It's a tremendous message from them,” said Novell Canada CIO Ross Chevalier.

The business of Linux in China

  • news.com; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by henke54 on Apr 12, 2006 6:30 PM EDT)
The contingent of Chinese companies at the conference was so strong that LinuxWorld held a special "Linux in Beijing" day, where different companies discussed how to boost the use of Linux on servers, desktops and mobile devices.

Red Hat Keeps Grip on Fedora

The company reverses its decision to turn control of the free Fedora operating system over to the Fedora Foundation. (Linux-Watch)

OpenSPARC and Power.org: Which One has it Right?

Last summer, IBM set up Power,org, to promote its PowerPC chip as what it called "open hardware." This year, Sun launched the OpenSPARC.net open source project around the source code for its Niagera microprocessor. But what does "open" mean in the context of hardware?

Linux: The Grey Borders of the GPL

Linus Torvalds first released the Linux Kernel in September of 1991 under a very restrictive license requiring that the source code must always be available, and that no money could ever be made off of it. A few months later, he switched to theGPL, or GNU General Public License, the license that has been used for the Linux kernel source code ever since. A recent thread on thelkml discussed some of the grey areas of legality where it's not explicitly clear what the GPL allows. Alan Cox [interview] was one of many kernel developers to offer some insights:

"The boundary of the GPL is what is called a 'derivative work'. This is the basic concept in law used by copyright and essentially asks 'is this work created in such a way that it is based on the original work in some meaningful fashion'. Its a complex area of law and only a lawyer can give definitive answers."

"The simple 'application for Linux' case is clear. The simple 'kernel modification' case is also clear. In the middle is the vague area that is for lawyers."

The Amazing Shrinking PC

Behold the OQO model 01+ tablet edition palmtop. It's a self-contained mobile PC system in a 4.9x3.4x0.9-inch metallic case, tipping the scales at a minuscule 14 ounces. If you need a fully functional PC at the absolute extreme end of the portability scale, this is the machine for you.

Fedora Core 5 ready for corporate desktops, reviewer reports

Red Hat's Fedora Core 5, which went prime time late last month, has proven to perform well in server and developer roles. Now, eWEEK Labs says, Fedora has matured enough to suitable for use as a mainstream corporate desktop.

In-fighting sparks in the Kubuntu camp

The German developers of Kubuntu – Ubuntu's KDE distribution – are formally protesting Canonical's commitment to the project, taking down the German Kubuntu site and sending demands and requests to Canonical through public mailing lists.

Salesforce.com goes wireless with Sendia buy

  • Reg Developer; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2006 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Salesforce.com is launching a hosted service bringing enterprise applications to wireless devices following its $15m acquisition of partner Sendia, announced on Tuesday. The hosted customer relationship management (CRM) vendor has announced AppExchange Mobile, which it said would allow more than 60 applications on the company's existing AppExchange service to be "quickly and easily" extended to mobile devices.

Bruce Perens on UserLinux and Ubuntu

Linux Format has an interview with Bruce Perens. Having founded the Open Source Initiative and Linux Standards Base, Perens is a well-known spokesperson for the Free Software community, and in this interview he discusses the problems with his UserLinux project, the rise of Ubuntu, and why figureheads are still important in the open source world.

Aggregate Optimization & Tuning Part II

n part II of a small research project, the kernel has yet to be tuned (but not too much :) and a few ideas regarding how to test the optimized bits versus unoptimized bits. On a side note, I did manage to trash a few kernels during the process which made things exciting. In the next (and probably last) portion the tests themselves as well a few concluding thoughts (and hopefully not more questions...).

Quixtar Wins IBM System i Innovation Award in Business Resiliency

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2006 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Leading online retailer honored for using IBM's System i to help achieve high website availability for Independent Business Owners.

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