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September 25, 2006 (Computerworld) -- Open-source database maker MySQL AB has quietly dropped support for BerkeleyDB, the embeddable database Oracle Corp. acquired in February.
3Com Office Connect VPN Firewall and SecureServer -- [Sept. 25, 2004] -- 3Com's OfficeConnect SecureRouter (3CR860-95) and OfficeConnect VPN Firewall (3CR870-95) are Linux-based VPN routers for the SOHO (small office, home office) market. 3Com offers a free but unsupported Linux-MIPS kernel source tree
Today, open source player Qlusters will roll out the first commercial edition of its multiplatform systems management architecture, aiming its new OpenQRM Pro product at SMB and enterprise customers that don't want to pay the heftier prices of existing offerings from IBM, HP, and BMC.
[And we need the non-libre plug-ins for what, exactly? - dcparris]
Scalix recently announced that its enterprise email platform will be going open source. Right now preparations are being made, the bugtracking system and code repository are being set into place, and code is being cleaned. That's an exciting story, especially when you consider OSDL's Desktop Linux Client Survey last year, which said that the non-existence of a proper enterprise email client to replace Outlook was the greatest hurdle for the introduction of the Linux desktop.
[Keep an eye on this one folks - Open Source Scalix? Glad to see it! - dcparris]
Gurjot Singh (right) has been promoted from COO to CEO of LynuxWorks. Former CEO Dr. Inder M. Singh, who has led the company through virtually all of its 18-year history, will focus on his role as chairman, serving as a strategic visionary.
Taleo's Exceptional Use of Technology to Drive Business Objectives and Performance Recognized by Editors at Network World Magazine
A replacement for (or supplement to) the grep family, glark offers: Perl compatible regular expressions, highlighting of matches, context around matches, complex expressions (“and'’ and “or'’), and automatic exclusion of non-text files.
Nuxeo, the leader of open source ECM, today announced that the next version of its ECM platform, currently known as "Nuxeo CPS", will be based on open source Java technologies and renamed "Nuxeo 5".
Software license compliance is not one of those issues that just leaps out and screams for assistance, but if you are running a software development shop with multiple projects with multiple developers on each project, license compliance is a very serious issue to contemplate indeed.
[Their excuse for launching a non-libre tool to manage FOSS projects is just lame, plain and simple. Launching the app as FOSS virtually guarantees their claim to fame. All they are doing is raising the barrier for small shops that would otherwise benefit. - dcparris]
Novell and Intel Collaborate to Deliver First Xen-Enabled Linux Enterprise Solution and Drive Virtualized Linux Solution Deployments
D-Link has agreed to stop distributing its DSM-G600 networked attached storage device after a German court found it had violated terms of the General Public License by incorporating Linux into the product. However, D-Link has refused to reimburse the GPL-Violations Project for its legal costs in bringing the action against the company.
As the Internet expands, demand for different web-hosting services increases proportionally. Additional numbers of people are joining the web world every day with personal sites for their business or organization. Many people choose low-cost solutions to host their web site, but it if your web site is important to you, you should consider quality as much as price.
[Considering webhosting? Be sure to get your MySQL (or PostgreSQL). - dcparris]
In this episode: my return from vacation; a discussion of various Linux web browsers, including Firefox, Seamonkey, Epiphany, Galeon, Konqueror, Opera, Dillo, Lynx, Links, ELinks, and w3m; two listener tips; listener feedback - yep, the order is reversed.
Carlsbad-based Breach Security announced today that it has acquired Thinking Stone Ltd., a provider of the open souirce ModSecurity web application firewall.
According to an informal survey conducted at the Linux kernel mailing list, a majority of Linux kernel developers rejects the new version three of the GPL Open Source license. The developers thus basically support Linux founder Linus Torvalds, who believes that GPLv3 expands the license provisions too far in the field of hardware. 29 programmers took part in the survey. In addition to Torvalds, other major programmers such as Andrew Morton and Alex Cox also took part. Significantly, Cox used to support the GPLv3. But no one who took part in this recent survey expressed any support for GPLv3.
[Ah, a much less inciteful headline, and probably much more accurate than another headline along similar lines. - dcparris]
A new Concept in IT Security Delivers the Highest Possible Security for the Mobile Workforce
[Included here only because it is based on GNU/Linux - dcparris]
Just last April, German supermarket chain Real announced that it would no longer be offering computers that run on Linux. Apparently, sales of the Linspire Linux PCs offered in a special test campaign in the company's eastern sales territory in March did not meet expectations. But now, the company is not only ready to give it a second go, but also across all of Germany. From September 25-30, Real will be offering a multimedia PC with a Celeron processor, which the supermarket chain has not specified any further, for just under 200 euros.
[O.k., so it's Linspire. But at least it's still GNU/Linux being offered in a mainstream retail outlet. - dcparris]
VANCOUVER — In the cyber underworld's never-ending quest for weak spots, home computers are coming under increased attack as businesses tighten their defences, according to the latest Symantec Internet security threat report.
[Mentions Firefox vulnerabilities, but also the fact that MSIE has the greater Window of Vulnerability. Although the article omits it, migrating to GNU/Linux is a great way to mitigate the Windows-based vulnerabilities. - dcparris]
The company's new OpenQuick Suite offering comprises of best practice elements -- OpenPlan, OpenExplore, OpenDash, and Open Pilot -- that hand hold customers through the trickier aspects of data warehouse integration, analytics, and performance management services.
Zuken has announced that Linux will be supported as a new operating system in the next version of CR-5000 in addition to HP-UX, Solaris, and Windows, which are currently supported as standard operating platforms.
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