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Sun turns over cluster code

Sun Microsystems will make its Solaris clustering code available to the open-source community - the latest effort in the company's OpenSolaris project.

Dreamlinux offers new multimedia edition

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 kernel and moderate-sized application package.

Wine 0.9.40 Released

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

GPLv3 Finally Hits the Streets

The new license follows 18 months of consultation, four published drafts and thousands of comments.

Deployment Seam Application against MySQL 5 database to Jboss 4.0.5 utilizing Seam Plugin for NetBeans 5.5.1

Attempt of straightforward deployment performed as suggested in Michael Yuan's blog for HyperSonic Database causes some issues.

GPL Version 3 Arrives

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.

Neuros’ open set-top-box

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.

Ubuntu 7.10 gets closer; Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 released

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.

Google flirts with online OS

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.

Kernel and filesystem talks at OLS day two

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.

Fedora Board elections -- voting open

Voting is now open for the Fedora Board elections. As a reminder, we are electing 3 of the 9 seats during this election.

Time to get off Red Hat's case?

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.

Get ready for mod_atom

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.

There They Go Again: It's Time to Just Say No to Microsoft and Ecma

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).

Final text of GPLv3 and LGPLv3

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

FSF releases the GNU General Public License, version 3

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, June 29, 2007 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), the world's most popular free software license.

Entering A Safe Mirror When Logging In With Unionfs And Chroot

  • HowtoForge; By Stef Bon (Posted by falko on Jun 29, 2007 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
When reading a hint on the website of LinuxFromScratch I discovered the special capabilities of unionfs, specially in combination with chroot. Later I read a HowTo on a wikiwebsite of Gentoo, about entering a chrooted home directory when using a special script as shell. Combining these two brings me to using a chrooted environment, which you enter when logging in as a special user. This environment is an exact copy (mirror) of the system you are working on. Because you are in safe copy of the real system, you can do whatever you like, it will never change the system, everything stays inside the cache (the readwrite branch).

Google Desktop for Linux: Plain ol' desktop search

Linux users finally have their own edition of Google Desktop. The beta release was announced Wednesday, and I've been putting the application through the wringer since then to see how well it stacks up on Linux. I found that it's a nice offering, but it slows a system down noticeably.

India's Kerala state goes open source

  • ZDNet Asia Latest Tech News; By Aaron Tan (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 29, 2007 5:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Following the footsteps of neighboring Tamil Nadu, Kerala will adopt open source software in schools and government agencies.

iPhone restricts, GPL3 frees - FSF

Not everyone in the world will be waiting for the release of the iPhone today. Many will be waiting for the release of version 3 of the General Public Licence.

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