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LXer Feature: 30-Jun-2007
I explain a few things and find out why the Mozilla browser is called "Iceweasel" in my continuing adventures in Debian-land.
Explore the structure of the Linux networking stack
from the perspective of its layers and also examines some of its major structures. Its interfaces range from the protocol agnostics, such as the common sockets layer interface or the device layer, to the specific interfaces of the individual networking protocols.
This was the body of an email message sent to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) license-discuss email list less than two hours after the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) was officially announced by the Free Software Foundation (FSF):"I submit the following licenses for consideration by the OSI for inclusion in the list of licenses complying with the OSD."
Free as in, well, free. At least, that’s what the folks at Project Gutenberg believe. They work hard to make as many literary (in a very broad sense of the term) works as possible available in a variety of formats, languages, and media to as many people as possible. They are guided by similar principles that all open source enthusiasts share, that power and information should be available to everyone, not just the elite.
This evening KDE developers from around the world arrived in Scotland's largest city Glasgow for their annual KDE World Summit. The week long meeting will see over 250 delegates from KDE and our partners discuss and hack on the world's original Free Software desktop. Tonight the local team have been busy settings up the network, videos and other infrastructure for the attendees who are busy in the student bar below the building.
Sun Microsystems will make its Solaris clustering code available to the open-source community - the latest effort in the company's OpenSolaris project.
The Dreamlinux project, a Brazilian distribution based on Debian, Knoppix, and Morphix, today announced the release of a Multimedia GL edition of Dreamlinux 2.2. This live CD with a graphical hard disk installation option boots directly into an XFce desktop and features a 220.127.116.11 kernel and moderate-sized application package.
Wine 0.9.40 has been released
. New to this release are many MSHTML improvements, a few more sound fixes, Direct3D fixes, lots of bug fixes and another step closer towards 1.0
The new license follows 18 months of consultation, four published drafts and thousands of comments.
Attempt of straightforward deployment performed as suggested in Michael Yuan's blog for HyperSonic Database causes some issues.
As expected, the FSF (Free Software Foundation) released the long-awaited GPLv3 (GNU General Public License version 3), the third generation of the world's most popular free software license.
Media streaming boxes such as the AppleTV, XBox 360, PS3, and products from Netgear, do a varying job of bridging the gap between the PC and television, as well as in some cases, delivering Internet content directly into the living room. But all are closed systems. The result of which is that users are left trying to hack these devices against the wishes of manufacturers (see our post ‘When will Steve Jobs open up the AppleTV?‘) or have to make-do with whatever official features are implemented. Bucking this trend, Neuros is taking a wholly different approach, and has open-sourced the firmware for it’s Neuros OSD media-center, meaning that anybody is free to write add-ons that extend the device’s functionality.
If stability is a must, you won't want to install yesterday's Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 prelease, but if you're a Ubuntu developer -- or you're curious and would like to help up with testing, bug reporting, and so on -- by all means, go for it.
Docs, Spreadsheets, Folders..It's only a matter of time before Google unveils a full-fledged online operating system. This week, Microsoft's biggest rival rolled out a new version of Docs& Spreadsheets - its online answer to Word and Excel - adding Windows-like folders, an improved search engine, and an all-around prettier interface.
Greg Kroah-Hartman kicked off the second day of the 9th annual Ottawa Linux Symposium with a talk entitled"Linux Kernel Development - How, What, How fast, and Who?" to a solidly packed main room with an audience of more than 400 people.
Voting is now open for the Fedora Board elections. As a reminder, we are electing 3 of the 9 seats during this election.
Red Hat is a company that is easy to dislike. Maybe it’s the relationship with IBM. Maybe it’s the way they absorbed JBOSS. Maybe it’s CEO Matthew Szulik, or the proprietary way in which the company operates. Maybe it’s because they’re based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and don’t schmooze the Silicon Valley press corps, which has something in common with that of Washington, D.C. Whatever, I think it’s time we got off Red Hat’s case.
There may or may not be a need for an Apache module implementation of the Atom Publishing Protocol, but Tim Bray has gone ahead and created one anyhow.
Ecma, the same very cooperative standards body that helped Microsoft submit OOXML to ISO/IEC in record time for global adoption, has just announced that it has chartered a new Technical Committee - this time to produce a standard that would be completely compliant with Microsoft's XML Paper Specification (that's Microsoft's answer to Adobe's PDF).
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