Stanford law professor and free software advocate, Lawrence Lessig, has called on the open source community to stand up and fight or risk being buried by patent-wielding legacy businesses with arsenals of powerful lawyers.
Microsoft continues to add more material to its 'Get the Facts' Web site to bolster the case for Windows against Linux. The latest addition, which was posted last week, describes a series of tests that were structured to determine which production X86-server environment was easier to set up and run--the one running Windows Server 2003, or the one running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. We'll give you one try to guess who came out on top. (Here's a hint: It wasn't the Linux.)
As many as 98,000 people die each year as a result of preventable medical errors which Free and Open Source electronic medical records software could reduce, according to an article at LinuxMedNews.com. "A contender in this area is the Veterans Administration (VA) public domain VistA codebase and large community," the author writes.
Startup Round Two announces plans to build software and services that make the Firefox browser consumers' control panel for all web activity.
It takes a while to get the hang of mail merges, but OOo 2.0's new Mail Merge Wizard helps make them easier to use.
Neoxen Systems, a European software company developing process management solutions, has today released its process improvement product for Novell platforms. The Neoxen® Modus Lite release 3.1 is specifically targeted at software professionals using Novell Linux Desktop 9, SUSE LINUX Professional and OpenOffice.org 1.1.
Earlier this year, free software and Samba developer Andrew Tridgell was named as the second Open Source Development Labs fellow, sharing the title only with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. Downplaying the moniker and claiming to be more of a "bloke" from Down Under, where he continues to work, Tridgell -- known by many as "Tridge" -- explained that his move from IBM to OSDL was really meant to give him more time to focus on the newest version of Samba4, a FOSS file, and print server for Windows. He talked about the latest version of the software that "opens Windows to a wider world," along with a few other subjects, in a recent email interview with NewsForge.
Businesses of all sizes are moving to Linux and other open source software because the up-front investment is low, even though the learning curve for installation, support, and validation might be steep. New companies are springing up to help the enterprise deal with complexities that come into play after open source adoption.
With new features in the latest version of MySQL, like subqueries and a new binary format, the company has become a stronger competitor against much larger companies, and seems poised to bite into their revenues. Even more importantly, MySQL might actually spark some fundamental changes in the market.
Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. After an unscheduled downtime of one major host in the Debian network the machine is available again, but suffered from gross filesystem corruption.
In this weeks episode of LugRadio Mike Hearn talks to the guys about autopackage and Codeweavers. Also catch the "langauge rant" by Aq.
Being the kind of technical person you are, you most likely identify with the old-time hacker ethic and disdain the popular use of the word "hacker" when "cracker" would be more apropos. Well, Eric Steven Raymond, co-founder and president of the Open Source Initiative and ex-board member of VA Linux Systems, is of a similar mind.
Linuxlookup.com is reporting on Adobe Systems immediate availability of Adobe Reader 7.0 for the Linux operating system. With the availability of the company's universal client software for Linux, Adobe now supports the ability to reliably view and print content across all major operating systems in the enterprise. Combined with Adobe LiveCycle server software, Adobe Reader 7.0 for Linux lets individuals participate in business processes and interact with many types of content more securely, both on- and off-line, inside and outside the firewall.
Begins testing support for forthcoming dual-core processors in its first update to its Red Hat Enterprise Linux software.
This free Linux based SA4J download analyzes structural dependencies of Java applications to measure their stability. It detects suspicious design elements and provides dependency web browsing for detailed exploration of these anti-patterns in the dependency web.
Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) 10.0 provides transparent optimization and exploitation of Linux environments, using asynchronous, direct, and vectored I/O for performance and processor affinity to achieve improved scalability and parallelism. The performance and reliability of IDS 10, together with commodity price hardware available with Linux, make for a powerful and cost-effective solution suitable for SMB and large enterprises alike.
New version features enhanced security features and improved interoperability.
Novell is targeting the Linux operating system at the retail industry via a new point-of-sale/service package based on its SSE Linux Enterprise Server and Novell Linux Desktop products.
Awards Celebrate Performance of Top Hardware, Software, Training and Solution Provider Partners
Former Oracle Corp. President/COO Ray Lane, who is now an IT venture capitalist with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, recently brought together a panel of open source experts at the Open Source Business Conference for two hours of candid commentary on the state of the enterprise software industry and the impact of open source.