Showing all newswire headlines

View by date, instead?

« Previous ( 1 ... 3814 3815 3816 3817 3818 3819 3820 3821 3822 3823 3824 ... 4639 ) Next »

Mozilla Updates Firefox on Schedule

Mozilla Reorganizes
Firefox 1.5 is available now at getfirefox.com and mozilla.com. The Mozilla site is the "new home" of Firefox and Thunderbird, replacing Mozilla.org as the download address for Mozilla's browser and open-source e-mail application.

A Mozilla spokesperson said Mozilla.com is now home to Mozilla, a taxable corporation spun out from the Mozilla Foundation in August. Mozilla will handle all of the consumer-facing software from the open-source group, as well as merchandise such as Mozilla T-shirts.

KDE browser pips Firefox in Web standards test

The people behind the latest version of the Linux desktop environment, KDE, say the main benefits will be better standards support in its Web browser, Konqueror.

The KDE project team said on Tuesday that the browser in KDE 3.5 has passed the Acid2 test from the Web Standards Project (WaSP). This test examines a browser's support for W3C recommended standards including CSS1, HTML4 and PNG.

Members Approve XML Catalogs as OASIS Standard; Debian, PTC ...

BOSTON -- OASIS, the international e-business standards consortium, today announced that its members have approved XML Catalogs version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. XML Catalogs defines mechanisms to facilitate machine processing of XML entities associated with external identifiers, allowing references to web resources, such as files, images, stylesheets, and schemas, to be mapped to other resources.

CSIR fights fire with OSS

The CSIR Satellite Applications Centre's mapping technology, built on open source software, tells users where fires are breaking out across South Africa in near real-time.

IBM Weighs in Behind ODF in MA

While there certainly has been little reason to doubt where IBM stands on ODF, it was reassuring to see it pledge its support today in a letter delivered to Massachusetts Secretary of Executive Agency Finance and Administration Thomas Trimarco. The letter is signed by IBM's VP of Standards and Open Source, Dr. Robert Sutor (it was Bob, you may recall, who hosted the Armonk Meeting back on November 4.

Bob's letter doesn't hesitate to establish IBM's right to make its opinion heard. It opens as follows:
With all the recent activity around document formats and the strong leadership position taken by Massachusetts, I'm writing to you to reaffirm IBM's full support for the OASIS OpenDocument Format for Office Applications (ODF) standard. IBM, with our nearly 5000 employees in Massachusetts, is pleased to continue our active participation in the open, community-driven OASIS standardization process as well as our support for this important global standard in an upcoming version of our IBM Workplace product. Massachusetts is one of the epicenters of IBM software innovation, which will continue to be a key growth engine for our company. Lotus, Rational and Ascential all call the Commonwealth home and are developing the next generations of customer solutions based on open standards.
Diggable

News: Novell To Launch 'Linux Awareness' Program Next Year

In 2006, Novell plans to further capitalize on its Linux product line with the launch of a "Linux awareness" program meant to migrate more customers, resellers, and development partners from NetWare and Microsoft Windows to open source alternatives. Jacqueline Emigh reports.

Why Google funds open source development?

This is the question I've asked to the GNOME's marketing-list this morning. 31 minutes later (midnight in Mountain View - California) we got the response from Chris DiBona, Open Source Program Manager at Google Inc. and responsible of Google's Summer of Code:

Rare review of open-source software rules set to begin

  • International Herald Tribune; By Steve Lohr (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 6:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NEW YORK The rules governing the use of most free software programs will be revised for the first time in 15 years in an open process that was to begin Wednesday.

Free Software Foundation Releases Guidelines for Revising the ...

First Public Discussion Scheduled for January

BOSTON and NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today released a document specifying the process and guidelines for revising the Foundation's GNU General Public License (GNU GPL). The FSF will release the first discussion draft of the new license for comment at the International Public Conference for GPLv3 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on January 16 and 17, 2006.

Track phone position with GoogleMaps and Java

Mologogo uses GoogleMaps with a Java and a GPS-enabled cell phone to show a target phone's position on a GoogleMap, allowing you to track it from your own phone or through the Web. This artcle provides insight into Mologogo and other Web 2.0 contenders and their privacy issues.

Open standards push Mannheim to Linux

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
"We want to decide our IT strategy in Mannheim and not have Microsoft make the decision for Mannheim," declares Gerd Armbruster, the IT infrastructure manager at the German city. For in Mannheim, open standards — not cost — is the main driver of the software strategy.

DNS Gets Its Very Own Star Registry

Here's what the world needs: Yet Another DNS Boss. That's what UnifiedRoot hopes to become with its Dot-comless alternate root server registry, at just $1,000 per domain name issued.

Debian Weekly News - November 29th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 48th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Andreas Schuldei sent out a [1]reminder for the DebConf call for papers. Martin Krafft [2]announced a [3]bug squashing party that lasts until December 14th and rewards 25 bug squashers with a [4]book.

Review: Firefox 1.5 and Thunderbird 1.5

Firefox 1.5 is finally out the door, and Thunderbird 1.5 won't be far behind. The new releases sport some interesting new features, including faster page navigation, redesigned preferences dialogs, a new update system, and much more. Let's take a look at what the Mozilla Foundation has been up in the year since the first major release of Firefox.

xlibs-dev Transition

  • Mailing list; By David Nusinow (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 2:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This mail is being written to let you all know about a pending transition underway in the Xorg packages.

DIY Telephony With Asterisk, Part 2

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 30, 2005 1:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Last week we learned a bit about what Asterisk can do (short answer: everything but cook dinner), and what hardware is needed to make it go. Today we'll put together a basic iPBX using Asterisk@Home. Asterisk@Home is a nice bundle that includes a Web-based graphical configuration interface, a Flash-based Operator Panel that lets you monitor all activity on the network, and even barge in on calls. Plus hold music, fax support and a bunch of other goodies. It's not just a toy for home users; it's also great for business use.

KDE 3.5 installation source for SuSE 10.0

  • Linuxblogger; By larrydag (Posted by larrydag on Nov 30, 2005 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE
Installation source for KDE 3.5 is finally available for SuSE users.

A first look at Debian's GUI installer

Debian's standard text-based installer has been vilified in the past, so I was excited to see an announcement about a graphical installer under development for Debian. A good GUI installer could bring Debian to a lot of users who don't feel comfortable taking the plunge with a text installer. It's pretty early in the testing cycle for Debian's next version, dubbed Etch, so it's likely that there will be a number of changes before the new installer is finalized, but I took the current version for a test run and found that it's already fairly usable.

Marcel's Games of the Month : Fish Fillets : Next Generation

  • UnixReview.com; By Marcel Gagné (Posted by freethinker on Nov 30, 2005 12:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
There is something I like about playing games that is, strangely enough, much the same as what I enjoy about reading science fiction or fantasy. The medium lends itself beautifully to creating other times, places, and even worlds. Some of these worlds can be familiar — what we call simulations — while others are a bit more out there. My game recommendation for this month is called Fish Fillets Next Generation, and it definitely fits into the out there category. Perhaps a little description to start with...

IBM kit moves Solaris software to Linux

  • ZDNet News; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by tadelste on Nov 29, 2005 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Sun; Story Type: News Story
IBM plans to announce on Wednesday that it's giving away software to help customers and business partners adapt software written for Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system to its open-source rival Linux. The Migration Kit helps people assess software written in C or C++ programming languages and move it from Solaris to Linux.

IBM is an aggressive Linux booster, though it competes with its own AIX version of Unix. Sun supports Linux, but prefers customers to buy Solaris support contracts.

« Previous ( 1 ... 3814 3815 3816 3817 3818 3819 3820 3821 3822 3823 3824 ... 4639 ) Next »