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Mozilla Adding Calendar To Thunderbird E-Mail Client By Year's End

While the rapid adoption of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is driven in part by the perceived security risks in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the disclosure of two critical security flaws in Firefox over the weekend makes it clear that there's no monopoly on imperfect software.

Apache prepares for open source Java

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 10:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Apache Foundation is preparing to launch an open source project to create software that is compatible with Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE). The software is needed to run Java applications on a desktop PC.

Ubuntu Linux encourages sharing and copying

Free operating system Ubuntu Linux has been heralded as one of the most exciting software projects ever created, writes Michael Herman.

Popular MEPIS Linux Goes Commercial

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Small, but well-regarded, MEPIS Linux is expanding beyond its enthusiast market to the business market with a business desktop, server and a new channel and support partner.

Linux Gets Hawaii's Records House in Order

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 8:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Case Study:The Aloha state's commerce and consumer officials turn to open source for a major financial data access fix.

Open Source Software: Resources for Nervous Nonprofit Executives

  • Digital Divide Network (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 7:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
As I have previously pointed out, open source software (along with variants such as free software, libre software, FLOSS, FOSS, and OSS) is not a magic solution, but it can be an extremely strong option for the nonprofit/philanthropic sector.

Local councils get the hots for Linux

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 6:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Local authorities in the UK are embracing Linux and other Open Source operating systems and applications, a probe by the Society of IT Managers has shown.

Microsoft Study Favors Linux

  • CXOlinux; By Anonymous (Posted by VISITOR on May 10, 2005 6:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Latest Microsoft sponsored benchmarks conducted by Veritest gives enterprises all the more reason to consider Linux as a serious alternative.

New Members to 'Enrich' ObjectWeb

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 5:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
French open-source software consortium ObjectWeb announces new members from France, as well as Italy, and a new agreement with a Chinese research center.

IBM Expected to Buy Start-Up to Advance Open-Source Strategy

  • New York Times (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 5:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM is increasingly betting that it can build a big business around open-source software. The latest step in that strategy is the purchase of Gluecode Software, an open-source start-up.

Novell acquires Linux security company

Snags Immunix, a small company that sells software designed to improve the security of programs running on Linux servers.

Intel forms internal open-source group

Move is part of an effort to bring Linux closer to parity with competing products from Microsoft.

Mozilla Expands International Affiliate In Europe

Expansion of Mozilla's non-profit international affiliate in Europe as worldwide Firefox downloads surpass 50 million.

Novell loses another executive

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Novell, in its transition to a Linux and management services company, again settled its ranks with the announcement of the departure of Richard Seibt, head of Novell’s Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.

Linspire's Kevin Carmony defends his company

Linspire's President and CEO, Kevin Carmony, gives a well reasoned defence of his company, describing their commitment to open source and explaining away many of the myths that have built up around this controversial Linux distro.

Linux leaders flee Novell

One of the leading lights behind SuSE Linux, before it was swallowed whole by Novell, has quit and headed for a future unspecific.

Apache takes on open-source Java

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 1:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
The Apache Foundation has proposed creating an open-source version of Java on the desktop, a plan that Sun Microsystems has initially welcomed.

OpenOffice 2.0 Faces Opposition over Its Use of Java

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 1:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
The popular open-source office suite OpenOffice.org is almost ready for the unveiling of its landmark 2.0 release, but it's creating foes because of its use of Sun's proprietary Java.

Learning lessons from open source

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 12:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Proprietary software vendors can learn a valuable lesson from their open source counterparts when it comes to customer care and respect

A Microsoft-Red Hat warming trend?

CEOs Steve Ballmer and Matthew Szulik met for a meal recently, sources say. How's Microsoft feeling about open source these days?

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