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Splendidcrm adds to open source CRM tally

  • Computer Business Review; By Staff Writer (Posted by dcparris on Aug 18, 2006 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
SplendidCRM Software Inc nudged the open source CRM market forward a notch with a release of its Microsoft-based application.

OSDL accepts GPL proliferation

FSF hopes for Torvalds compromise

LinuxWorld Delegates to this week's open source love-in left San Francisco pondering a a split over the next proposed version of GPL, which governs Linux.

Ecs Bags Red Hat Contract in Singapore

ECS Computers has announced that it has been appointed as an authorised distributor for Red Hat products in Singapore.

Open Source Gaining Corporate Acceptance

When it comes to software applications, this outlook does not necessarily hold true. Open-source software provides a number of options that are often as good, or better, than their commercial or retail competition. Traditionally, executives and network administrators have frowned upon most open-source software for one reason or another. The reality is that budgets are tight and open-source products have matured, and companies should start to consider open-source products for their networks.

[Yet another article propagating the myth that "open source" is gratis. You can bet this one generated an e-mail to the editors. - dcparris]

Retailer switches to Suse for 320 stores

US giant chucks out Red Hat Linux to replace it with Suse Linux on store terminals and for its backend point-of-sale management systems.

Red Hat, Novell Spar Over Xen's Readiness

Red Hat and Novell sparred once again over the market readiness of the open-source Xen engine at LinuxWorld. Red Hat insists Xen still isn't ready for prime time, which may push back the release of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform until early 2007.

Standards and Specs: RoHS Bureaucracy Runs Amok

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Peter Seebach (Posted by IdaAshley on Aug 18, 2006 8:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The EU has adopted a set of governmental standards for reduction of the use of hazardous materials in electrical and electronic equipment. This standard is called RoHS, and when the ex cathedra RoHS Directive came down, it was missing a little crucial piece of information -- how manufacturers, distributors, and purchasers of parts could communicate to each other the RoHS status of every part.

Interview With The Open Graphics Project's Timothy Miller

LXer Feature: 17-Aug-2006

An interview with the Project Lead and Creator of the Open Graphics Project, Timothy Miller.

Movidis Unveils Server With 16-Core CPU

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Movidis, a five-year-old company that previously specialized in video-on-demand servers, is eschewing popular x86 server processors in favor of a multicore, MIPS-based CPU previously used primarily for network appliances. The 16-core, 64-bit processor is low-power and has an integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller and encryption, said Movidis CEO Ken Goldsholl.

Howto and Test: Debian Installer Beta3 - Part 1

We still have to deliver the promised test of the latest Beta3 of the Debian Installer for Etch. And today, I sat down and did it, and I made some screenshots while installing. So this is also a perfect Howto for people who until now never installed Debian.

Broadband Signal-Processing Toolkit for Linux Red Hat

Broadband Transmission-line Characterization Using Short-Pulse Propagation is a software toolkit containing a 2D field solver and signal-processing facility for Linux.

Linux’s iPod Generation Gap

A panel discussion at LinuxWorld urged developers on Wednesday to get religion about Linux on the desktop and consider the generation of users who expect music and video at their fingertips. “The question I get asked most about Linux by people under 30 is ‘will it work with my iPod?’” said Eric Raymond, a celebrated figure in the open-source movement who penned the popular book “The Cathedral and the Bazaar.”

Promoting freedom of expression with OSS in Chad

Budding young journalists in the African nation Chad now have access to open source tools, thanks to Five Minutes to Midnight, a organization "devoted to promoting human rights and international issues among the world's youth."

Switchvox Tailors the Asterisk Open Source Software

Switchvox, a PBX and VoIP phone system provider headquartered in San Diego, CA, has tailored the Asterisk telecommunications open source software to develop two IP PBX solutions specifically for SOHO or SMB environments.

SUSE Linux wins LinuxWorld "Best of Show"

Novell had a memorable day Aug. 17 at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 was a double award winner, being named both "Best of Show" and "Best Desktop Solution," and its AppArmor product earned "Best Security Solution" honors.

Novell Touts Linux With New Marketing Campaign

On the heels of its recent Suse Linux Enterprise 10 platform release, Novell said it would put its marketing money where its mouth is with a multimedia ad campaign for Linux. The campaign, dubbed "Your Linux is Ready," will be backed by the company's entire fourth quarter advertising budget and will continue through the end of the year.

XenSource's first product due next week

Start-up's XenSource Enterprise is designed to put a pretty face on open-source virtualization. "It's going to be generally available next week," Levine said in a speech here at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. The major goal of the software is to make the Xen open-source virtualization software easy to use, an idea reflected in the company's "10 minutes to Xen" tagline.

PHP 4.4.4 and 5.1.5 Released!

PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.1.5 and PHP 4.4.4. The two releases address a series of security problems discovered since PHP 5.1.4 and 4.4.3, respectively.

LinuxWorld Day Three (video)

Stu Cohen and John Cherry of OSDL chat with Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier. Then he and his camcorder visit our old friend, CodeWeavers CEO Jeremy White.

LPI adds open-source job placement service

For years, the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has offered the most important basic Linux worker certification, the LPIC. On August 16 at LinuxWorld in San Francisco, the organization launched a new employment and contract matching service for open-source workers who are registered on LPI's internal exam candidate database.

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