A report from last week's open-source software seminar in Amman.
Minimo 0.1, for mobile devices running Windows CE, offers many of the features in Firefox such as tabbed browsing, support for plug-ins, and an interface written in Extensible User Interface Language, says Chris Hofmann, Mozilla's engineering director. Mozilla hasn't set a timetable for Minimo's general availability.
The twice-yearly LinuxWorld Conference & Expo provides an opportunity to check the pulse of the open source community. This time around, in San Francisco starting August 8, that pulse will be racing. I expect to see more new open source products unveiled than ever before at this show. In this column, I'll predict a few of the striking developments that IT pros should check out, either in person at LinuxWorld or virtually.
In 1836, when the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was just a wilderness settlement on the bank of Lake Michigan, and the roads were dirt trails, pioneers built a primitive lighthouse from the stump of an oak tree. They called themselves flamekeepers, and took turns tending the wood fire beacon that helped captains navigate the marshes in the fog and the dark. Almost 10 years ago, Ruth Schall and Tig Kerkman of the City of Kenosha IT department became flamekeepers of a different kind. Back then, Linux was an infant operating system, but Schall and Kerkman saw its potential and pioneered an entire city's technological infrastructure upon it, making themselves a beacon and a guide light for all those who would come after them.
Expanding the simple C Daemon with arguments, options, syslog, and a look at other daemon software.
Enterprise Customers Now Have a Single Source of Support for the Leading Open Source Middleware Platform
Open Source Project Reaches Out to North American Industry and Wider Community With Training Sessions
In the first of a two-part feature, mailing list-beginner Jason Norwood-Young gets his hands dirty with Mailman and emerges unscathed and with a bag full of installation tips.
Having installed Mailman successfully Jason Norwood-Young walks newbies through their first steps with the mailing list manager.
Lunar Linux is an eye-opener, even for someone who has used many GNU/Linux distributions. It's based on the Source Mage distribution, but, as indicated on the project's Web site, Lunar Linux developers have rewritten both the install code and the package management code in an effort to increase its user-friendliness. A user-friendly source-based distribution? Yes, but as is the case with most new code, there are bugs to be worked out.
Company releases a batch of new Linux-based smart phones in line with its prediction that it plans at least ten Linux phones this year.
new guidelines in South Korea call for all Korean government websites to support Mozilla Firefox and Web standards. The Korean translation of MozillaZine, which Channy maintains, has an English language article about the Korean government's commitment to Firefox.
Intel and SpikeSource, a company that supports and tests corporate open-source projects, have devised a rating system intended to reduce confusion and guesswork in evaluating such software. The initiative, Business Readiness Ratings, is to be announced today at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore.
New deals for both Black Duck Software and Palamida, which make sure open-source and proprietary software don't inappropriately mix.
Sun Microsystems plans to open source its web site authentication and single sign on technologies through its newly created Open Source Web Single Sign On (OpenSSO) project, the company announced recently. Sun hopes the move will encourage Java developers to build more secure applications featuring identity management, according to a company executive.
How would you like to add your favorite team's schedule to your personal calendar in Evolution or Microsoft Outlook, or download a calender that contains information about your country's secular or religious holidays, or other events? An Internet specification called iCalendar or iCal (RFC 2445) lets you import calendars published on the Internet and add them to your personal calendar. Even better, it lets you export your personal calendar so you can share it with others.
Mike Temple Named As Lead Financial Executive.
Products to protect corporate servers running open-source operating systems make they way over from Europe.
Novell recently launched a new introductory Linux training course designed for academic environments, giving educational institutions a powerful new tool to promote open source training and students a new option for learning Linux.
Australian Linux and open source consultancy Cybersource Pty Ltd has filed a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) calling on it to force PC vendors to offer hardware without Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system.