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Power.org has published a new PowerPC ISA (instruction set architecture) said to integrate and unify general-purpose and embedded PowerPC architectures. The non-profit organization has also published a Power Architecture Platform Requirements (PAPR) specification, aimed at helping PowerPC system vendors and Linux distributors create interoperable products.
So how is Novell the new SCO? First and foremost, I'm not the first one to talk about the correlation between this deal and SCO's indemnification licenses...Groklaw has detailed postings on it. Let's look at this concept a bit more. This deal between Microsoft and Novell isn't about getting Linux to play nice with Windows...it's about patents, intellectual property, and indemnification licenses.
As well, anyone who decries the lack of "Linux Documentation" on the Internet should come speak to me. You really should. I, a loud-mouthed advocate for FOSS, with NO formal technical training and computer networking skills; installed, implemented and made operational a 9 city/455 desktop computer business network. Granted, it was a fish-shoot, but I did it and with only the information I gleaned from the internet.
Fedora Weekly News Issue 65
Taiwanese entrepreneur Roger Kung has bet on Linux for its low-cost, high-flexibility, customizable user interface. Linux-based smartphones held a 48 percent market share in China in 2004, according to government data. E28 has led the wave of Linux-based smartphones in China as well as overseas.
The MS/Linux patent wars begin . . . By agreeing to license Microsoft's intellectual property, SuSE distributor Novell has created a potentially fatal division in what's called F/OSS, the Free/Open Source Software movement. What has Novell done, and why is it so potentially damaging?
What should the Linux desktop of 2007 and beyond be like? That's what the OSDL wants to know in its latest Linux Client Survey, which runs from now until Dec. 1. The results will help the OSDL's Desktop Working Group work on the areas of development that are critical to users.
See how to leverage the DXL framework to build a Web 2.0-style application to front a Domino database.
When I'm not hacking or writing about hacking, I'm brewing beer. When I say I'm brewing beer, I don't mean that I'm taking some syrupy stuff and adding it to boiling water and hoping for the best. I mean I'm buying various types of grains, various types of hops, some yeast, and potentially some other additives to help balance my brewing water or the pH levels at some point in my brewing process. Now, you can't go throwing all of this stuff together in random quantities and expect to hit your target flavor or style of beer. You need a recipe. This is where QBrew comes in. QBrew is an open source application to aid you in developing a recipe for home brewed beer.
[Now that is my kind of Open Source Software! Free Beer..get it? ;-) - Scott]
Asterisk, the leading open source telephony platform, is flourishing and AstriCon – the annual Asterisk conference and exhibition – has become the place to learn about it. Developers, resellers, IT managers and contact center managers grabbed their ten gallon hats and headed to Dallas to learn or to showcase their own Asterisk innovations. There were sessions for all levels, novice to expert, and intimate networking opportunities to meet a literal “who’s who” of open source telephony.
Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why.
[Why am I am not surprised. - Scott]
Searchmonkey, formerly known as Xsearch, is a graphical search tool whose main page describes it as the combining of Beagle's simplicity of use with the exactness of the find and grep commands. With its recent release of version 0.6.2, Searchmonkey has yet to fully match any of these rivals, but shows considerable promise, especially in its potential for encouraging users to explore and learn regular expressions.
The conference “The Role of Open Source Software for the Development of Information Society” was held in Yerevan, capital of Armenia from October 31 to November 1, 2006. The conference aimed at exchange of experience in open source promotion policy and in the use of open source software in specific areas such as public administration and education.
You would have to be a little gullible to believe that the agreement announced on Friday between Novell and Microsoft has much, if anything, to do with open source software.
It turns out that the world's premier web based commercial open source vendor, SugarCRM, has published their software under modified terms, which are not OSI approved, and will probably never be. Should they be de-listed from Sourceforge?
[Note to readers: LXer has not yet verified the claims made in this story. So read carefully and, as always, judge for yourself the merits of the author's claims. - dcparris]
An open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, OpenMFG, has unveiled version 2.0 of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Major enhancements include multi-currency capabilities, a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module, as well as new functionality in the solution's Manufacturing and Scheduling module, the company said.
"There's been quite a flurry in the blogosphere in the last couple of days over this and it's clear that a lot of people aren't really looking at this from the right angle."
Last week we learned how to set up MaraDNS as an authoritative DNS server. Today we'll use MaraDNS for local name services, and for a local caching resolver. We'll also cover doing zone transfers between primary and secondary servers. You can speed up Web surfing and other online services noticeably by using a local DNS cache. With MaraDNS it's as easy as falling over
"There's a tendency to think of the community as being entirely volunteers somehow working for free in their basements, but invariably they're in government or research," said Red Hat's Rick Carr. "For the commercial products, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, where the customer base is Wall Street or wherever, the large majority of development is done by commercial IT companies."
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