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How GPLv3 Tackles Licence Proliferation

Increased compatibility and flexibility can make the GPLv3 a viable option for more projects, which could reduce licence proliferation. Preventing licence incompatibility can also reduce the problems caused by the increasing number of licences. This article is a discussion primer for what licences, such as GPLv3, can themselves do to ease licence proliferation.

Mozilla Issues 'Critical' Security Fixes

Although the vast majority of Internet attacks are aimed at Microsoft's Internet Explorer, due to its share of the browser market and IE's tight coupling with Windows, some do target Firefox code. Browser-based attacks have become common, and the trend is fueled by "point and click" exploit-and-attack methods, as well as the increasing availability of attack code.

Why people became IT architects

  • IBM/developerWorks (Posted by solrac on Nov 10, 2006 10:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
IT architects usually have a common love for new experiences, and new knowledge.They often may be considered rogues, but one thing is for sure they all seem to be having a wonderful time!

Selecting a flash file system for wireless devices

  • LinuxDevices.com; By Cortney Jacobsen (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 10, 2006 9:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although it is neither seen nor touched by a user, flash file system software is integral to the basic functionality of a mobile phone. This important embedded software component ensures that data can be written to the storage media, accessed by the user, and read on demand.

Ledger, the bran muffin of accounting tools

Ledger is a command-line accounting application for the hardcore financial professional. If you're an MBA who groks Emacs and regular expressions, or a kernel hacker who appreciates tax deferred accruals, you'll love this application.

Mozilla announces SeaMonkey update

Mozilla has announced updates to SeaMonkey, an unofficial, open source, all-in-one internet application for software developers.

Gnustep: A Free Software alternative to OpenStep

The popularity of OS X among geeks in recent years has led to a lot more people discovering OpenStep through Cocoa. GNUstep provides a much-needed Free Software alternative, as David Chisnall explains.

Open Source Web Browser Bundled With Corel WordPerfect Office X3

To Distribute Mozilla Firefox With Corel WordPerfect Office X3 - Home Edition

WineHQ Releases WINE 0.9.24, Better Installer Support

WineHQ has released another snapshot of their popular WINE APIs for Unix. Included in this release are the usual round of bugfixes plus additional installer support updates. Serve chilled.

Unsinkable Vista?

Vista doesn't need anti-viral software? That's what Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services division, said in a recent phone conference on Vista's release to manufacturing (RTM).

Open-source vendors seek help from Congress

Open-source software vendors are prodding Congress to define some legal standards to support the development and deployment of such software. The vendors, which have formed the nonprofit Open Source Initiative (OSI), are most concerned about the legal definition of open-source software. Traditionally, such vendors provide full access to the source code of their applications, allowing others to study, change and redistribute the software on their own.

The Open-Source Impact

Is open-source software making an impact in small and medium-sized enterprises? That depends on whom you ask. Open-source developers and service providers will sing the praises of software that is not only free but also frees you from many long-established commercial restraints.

Frugalware 0.6 Pre 1 Screenshot Walkthrough

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.6pre1, the first technical preview release of the upcoming 0.6 stable release. New features: all installed-by-default packages are now built using gcj/ecj, javac is only provided as an alternate compiler; installing from a USB stick is now supported; added PHP documentation in 23 languages. Updates: Linux 2.6.18 with a much improved SATA layer and a few new drivers; GNU C Library 2.5 with support for the new ELF hash table format; Mozilla Firefox 2.0 with improved tabbed browsing and inline spell checking; Xfce 4.4rc1...

Sun extends Ubuntu certification

Sun Microsystems has extended certification for the Ubuntu Linux distribution to its Opteron-based servers. Canonical, the distribution's commercial sponsor, will bundle Sun's open source GlassFish application server for Java Enterprise Edition 5 that is due out later this year.

Kaella 3.0 RC1 Screenshot Walkthrough

The first release candidate of Kaella 3.0 is out. Complete with support for French and common hardware used in France, the project's latest version is based on KNOPPIX 5.0, but includes a number of updated applications, such as NdisWrapper 1.23, CUPS 1.2.5, OpenOffice.org 2.0.4, Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.7, GCompris 7.4 and Tuxpaint 0.9.16. The release also comes with new scripts to activate wireless networking and USB ADSL modems. If no major problems are found, this release candidate will become the stable Kaella 3.0.

EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.10 hits the web

Guardian Digital on Tuesday introduced the latest version of EnGarde Secure Linux, Community 3.0.10. It features a 2.6.17 kernel, the new SELinux Control Console, and the context-sensitive Guardian Digital help system, along with bug fixes and upgrades to major applications, team spokesman Ryan W. Maple said.

Broadcom app processor targets Linux phones

One of the world's largest fabless semiconductor vendors has entered the market for ARM-based application processors. Broadcom's BCM2820, now sampling, weds a 300MHz ARM11 core with a 150MHz "VideoCore" graphics processor. It targets high-volume consumer products, and "fully supports Linux today," Broadcom says.

Secure Kerberized authentication on Solaris 10 using IBM AIX Version 5.3

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Sandeep Patil and Manish Katiyar (Posted by solrac on Nov 10, 2006 9:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Set up a Kerberized environment to work with Solaris(TM) 10 and learn how to configure a Key Distribution Center (KDC) on AIX(R) Version 5.3. You'll also run through a series of steps for configuring a Kerberos client on Solaris 10 to authenticate users for Telnet, remote shell (rsh), and Secure Shell (SSH) using AIX Version 5.3 as your KDC. Having a single IBM Network Authentication Service (NAS) KDC on AIX for authentication across different platforms is especially helpful in a hybrid environment.

Episode 39 - Cron

In this episode: new logo submissions; taking a short break at the end of the year; O’Reilly’s LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition; a discussion of cron and crontab (additional resources here, here, and here); a Listener Tip on clearing Bash history; listener feedback.

Application Designer for Medium Business

A bundled package that enables developers with no Java skills to create database-driven Web applications on WebSphere Application Server (CE) and an Eclipse-based Lotus Component Designer.

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