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Use Apache Geronimo and Ajax to build a directory

In in Part 1 of this series, you'll learn how to use the LDAP Tools for Eclipse to configure Geronimo's built-in Apache Directory LDAP server. In Part 2 you'll query the LDAP server and update the Web page using Ajax. You'll also get familiar with some of the techniques to build LDAP-centric applications using the toolsets available in the Java platform and Ajax.

Nagios offers open source option for network monitoring

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By MiMi Yeh (Posted by grouch on Jun 16, 2006 6:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: HP, Linux
Large IT shops using HP OpenView or BMC Patrol may now have an open source alternative. Nagios is a Linux-based host, service and network monitoring program that is starting to attract attention because of its quick configuration and easy maintenance.

GNOME to Sponsor Female Developers in a Summer Outreach Program

The GNOME Foundation is offering USD$9000 to female students in order to promote the participation of women in GNOME-related development.

The money originates from GNOME's participation in the Google "Summer of Code" program (, for which GNOME developers will mentor 20 students working throughout the northern summer on GNOME-related projects. This year GNOME received 181 applications to Google's program, yet none were from women. The GNOME Foundation has therefore chosen to reinvest Google's contribution into a new program designed to increase the participation of women in GNOME. The program has no official relationship with Google.

Ibm Offers Open Source Kit for WebSphere Application Server ...

IBM announced today it will offer a PHP Integration Kit for WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Community Edition.

The Hon. Joe Fontana, PC, MP, hosts Open Source event on ...

  • Digital Copyright Canada; By Russell McOrmond (Posted by grouch on Jun 16, 2006 5:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, GNU
It is great to see that some members of parliament are taking the time to learn more about FLOSS. While this introduction to the event focuses on using FLOSS to save money, it also provides an opening to discuss some of the policy issues facing our part of the software sector.

Rtlinux meets the new standard Carrier Grade Linux 3.2

  • Heise Online; By Robert W. Smith (Posted by grouch on Jun 16, 2006 4:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
In the wake of the publication at the beginning of March of the new version of its standard for Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) by the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), the US real-time specialist FSMLabs has now announced that it has put the finishing touches on a complete 64-bit Linux distribution that meets the new specifications.

Open Source Is a Model For Innovation

Innovation is being increasingly recognized as the key to growth, yet most senior executives give their research and development organizations little credit for generating it.

FOSS a business opportunity for SMEs

Free and open source software is not only becoming increasingly relevant for Africa but is also a compelling business case for start-up companies. This is according to speakers at the Cape IT Initiative's FOSS seminar held earlier this week.

A day in the life of a MySQL documentation team member

As I mentioned here, I’m a member of the documentation team at MySQL, a job I started back in April. I’ve just completed a major tranche of documentation, and thought it would be interesting to let you guys know exactly what happens in a typical day for a member of the documentation team.

Novell Contributes Polish Translation of KDE Docs

In the good spirit of cooperation between Novell and KDE, Novell Poland contributed a large number of translations of KDE documentation to the Polish localisation team.

Mobile phone companies join forces on Linux

  • CNET; By Marguerite Reardon (Posted by grouch on Jun 16, 2006 1:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
Four mobile handset makers are teaming up with two cellular operators to develop a new Linux software platform for mobile devices.

Taleo Corporation Recognized By CIO Magazine as One of the CIO 100 Award Honorees

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by grouch on Jun 16, 2006 1:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Taleo's Bold and Successful Migration of Core Data IT Infrastructure From UNIX to Linux Recognized by Editors at CIO Magazine Migration Enables Taleo Talent Management System to Deliver Optimal on Demand Performance and Achieve Record Customer Uptime of 99.9 Percent at Less Cost

Microsoft Forms Interoperability Council

Interoperability has been a sore subject for Microsoft, and the company has formed a council of customers to identify areas to improve interoperability within its products.

Scratching that itch: Sander Jensen

By day, 27-year-old Sander Jensen -- originally from Holland -- works for ESI Group in Alabama, a company that produces sophisticated software for the aircraft and automotive industries. In his personal time, he scratches his own itches by creating free software. I discovered Jensen's Goggles Music Manager recently and decided to try it out, and pick Jensen's brain to see what motivates him to write free software. Here's what I found.

Flock releases 0.7 beta

Finally, after months of small alpha version bumps, Flock, the social web browser based on Firefox, has unleashed a 0.7 beta with a whole slew of updates, improvements and bug fixes.

Ibm to Open Source More WSDM Code

IBM is contributing more code to the open-source community based on the Web services distributed management (WSDM) standard, the vendor said Wednesday.

Open-Xchange Inc. and NextObject Announce Mobility Partnership

Open-Xchange Server and ChatterEmail extend Smart Collaboration™

Microsoft's ME/98 Patch Dilemma: A Golden Opportunity for FOSS

Here’s almost a textbook example of where FOSS triumphs over proprietary ware. If ME and 98 were FOSS, then other programmers could patch the flaw (assuming there was sufficient demand). However, it’s not in Microsoft’s interests to do so, so they leave their users with little choice: Buy or die.

This week at LWN: Google Earth for Linux

Sometimes, when a fun toy becomes available, your editor has no alternative but to go off and play with it. Later on, when LWN deadlines loom, the next step is obvious: justify all that playing by writing an article. One of those moments came when Google finally made its Google Earth application available for Linux under a free-beer license.

[Corbet provides some free-speech alternatives, too. -- grouch]

Risc/dsp-based surveillance camera runs Linux

Nexvision has produced a prototype IP network video security camera targeting large area surveillance applications such as public transportation, utility plants, and medical centers. The "Nexdome Dragonfly" prototype is based on a Texas Instruments (TI) "DaVinci" processor, measures 5.1 inches (13cm) square, and runs embedded Linux.

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