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Fear and loathing: is open source a developer's dream or business

  • Computerworld New Zealand (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Wouldn’t it be refreshing if you could email the author of the software you use to ask questions about it? Open source software users do that every day, and would have us believe their software is all the better for it.

Microstrategy Certifies Open Source Databases

MicroStrategy, a worldwide provider of business intelligence software, has announced that MicroStrategy 8 now offers access to the most popular open source databases -- MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Eight from IBM: DNS phone numbers, SoC design, OpenLaszlo, SLP

IBM has published the following new technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its DeveloperWorks website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics, primarily related to Linux and open source system development. Some require free registration.

Vars Monitor Marriage Of Software Worlds

Microsoft’s partnership with SugarCRM and Oracle’s purchase of Sleepycat underscore the rising number of relationships forming between proprietary software giants and open-source companies. The merging of the once separate software worlds reflects mainstream acceptance of open-source software. But some observers and partners wonder if the two worlds are on a collision course.

Motorola Completes Acquisition of Kreatel Communications

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 7:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
HORSHAM, Pa. and LINKOPING, Sweden, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Kreatel Communications AB (publ). Kreatel is a leading developer of innovative Internet Protocol (IPTV) based digital set-tops. Kreatel's Linux-based solution extends into the application and middleware layers, allowing it to be used with a broad set of middleware solutions. This flexible set-top platform is a natural complement to Motorola's end-to-end digital video solutions. Motorola offers flexible solutions throughout the cable, xDSL, and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) video chain -- including network infrastructure, video headend and transport, industry-leading MPEG-4 encoding, and connected home devices. Kreatel's management team and employees will remain based in Linkoping, Sweden, and be integrated into the Motorola Connected Home Solutions business.

Debian Weekly News - February 22nd, 2006

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - February 22nd, 2006

C Lessons for Beginners

This is something different, then your usual c language source. Lessons are ten days ahead of you already, so start following and get busy... Enthusiastic work of an idividual who's posting new materials daily.

Ajax and Mozilla XUL with JavaServer Faces: Loading Resources With ...

n our previous JDJ article - Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to provide application developers with rich, interactive and reusable components.

Clean Air, Open Code

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 26, 2006 3:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
Massachusetts might have been the FOSS shot heard 'round the world, but California may be quietly building pressure for an open source earthquake of its own. On the face of it, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is not setting the world on fire with its well-documented adoption of free open source software. It is using FOSS primarily in the back office, just like so many other governmental agencies and businesses. But if you dig just a little deeper, as shown in this Mad Penguin™ interview of the ARB staffers responsible for moving ARB toward a more FOSSy future, you can see that the seeds of more profound change gradually developing.

OpenSUSE team releases two betas in four days

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 3:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Development in the SUSE Linux camp continues to move along at warp speed. The Novell-sponsored OpenSUSE project released its second beta in four days on Friday with OpenSUSE 10.1 Beta 5. The purpose of this release is to smooth out many of the rough edges of Monday's Beta 4 release, the project said.

Systems Solutions, Open-Xchange Team on Turnkey Collaboration Server

The package combines an IBM xSeries server, the customer's choice of a Novell/SUSE or Red Hat server Linux distribution, and Open-Xchange 5 collaboration server. (Linux-Watch)

Open Source Systems Solutions Teams With Open-Xchange To Deliver ...

Systems Solutions Inc. today announced the availability of a turnkey mail and collaboration server designed especially for SMB to Enterprise clients -- giving customers with little or no open-source experience advanced email, calendaring and collaboration functionality at a low cost.

First call for votes for the GFDL position statement

  • Mailing list; By Debian Project Secretary (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Voting period starts 00:00:01 UTC on Sunday, 26th February, 2006 Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC on Saturday, 11th March, 20= 06.

Sun Snaps Up Aduva Patch Manager

Sun Microsystems reaches an agreement to acquire Linux and Solaris patch management software company Aduva. (Linux-Watch)

Dropping Debian etch in favor of Fedora: my reasons

A long time debian user prepares to switch to another distro and considers Fedora Core. Here is his story.

Open source software for educational ICT: JISC briefs universities

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Joint Information Systems Committee has issued a briefing paper to all colleges and universities in the UK to raise awareness of the issue of open source software. With almost every further and higher education institution in the UK making using of open source software, and with the European Commission and the UK Government giving their support to its development and deployment, it has become a central issue for institutional management of IT systems and services in education.

Free Linux handheld app stack to gain easier porting

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 9:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A free application environment for Linux-based handheld and mobile devices may support lots more devices in the future, including Linux mobile phones. The GPE (GPE palmtop environment) project is planning a "device abstraction" layer aimed at simplying new device ports, according to maintainer Florian Boor.

Open-source router firm looks to take on Cisco, Juniper

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Vyatta, an open-source router company, released the first beta version of its WAN router code this week, with the goal of becoming the networking equivalent of Linux or Firefox, but taking aim at Cisco instead of Microsoft.

High-security ARM9 SBC runs Debian Linux

Technologic Systems will ship a new ARM9- and FPGA-powered SBC (single-board computer) next quarter, targeting high-security applications such as gaming, building security, and network gateways/firewalls. The TS-7300 offers several intriguing security features, and is available now as a development kit featuring a bootable Debian SD card.

South Africa may migrate 14,000 Windows desktops to Linux

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The South African Revenue Service has issued an RFP (request for proposal) for Linux desktops to help the agency do its tax collecting, according to a report in the country's Mail & Guardian Online. A successful proof of concept could result in 14,000 Windows XP SP2 desktops migrating to Linux, the article said.

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