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Scalix launches wireless productivity suite for Linux

  • ComputerWeekly.com (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Messaging software firm Scalix, which provides e-mail and calendaring systems for the Linux operating system, has moved into the wireless market with a new launch.

Novell, Red Hat Swap Open-Xchange Roles

As Linux and open-source vendor Novell moves to wind down its relationship with Open-Xchange and the open-source Open-Xchange collaboration server, Novell's primary competitor, Red Hat, is quickly moving in to take its place.

Novell launches Linux training

Novell has launched a new introductory Linux training course. The course is intended for academic environments, with the aim of giving educational institutions a pathway to open source training, and to promote Linux among students. A special effort is being made in Malaysia. The courses include the fundamentals, administration and advanced administration of SuSE Linux. Novell also said that it would be donating US$1.5 million in SuSE Linux software and training materials to educational institutions worldwide.

NetBeans UML Modeling Module - Visual Paradigm SDE 3.0(20050624e) released

  • SDE for NetBeans; By Stella Au (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 2, 2005 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Sun
Visual Paradigm Smart Development Environment 3.0 for NetBeans/ Sun™ One (SDE-NB) is a UML modeling plug-in for NetBeans supporting model-driven development.

Open source software centre to be set up in Chennai

  • Business Standard (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 2:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The central government is to take the initiative to set up a centre next month in Chennai dedicated to creating open source software, said Dayanidhi Maran, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology.

Linux trademark enforced in Australia

A lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds has written to Australian Linux vendors asking them to relinquish any legal claim to the name Linux and purchase a licence for its use from the worldwide trademark owner.

IBM pulls open source license

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 1:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM has extended support for a development tool after users cried out against the company mothballing it and revoking its open source status. The controversy revolves around the Cgidev02 tool which is part of IBM's Easy400 software suite for the iSeries that lets developers web-enable software written in COBOL or RPG.

OpenVoice offers local termination for VoIP calls

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 1:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
South African open source Asterisk users can now terminate calls locally using local bandwidth.

Interview: Programming Guide Gets Down to the Metal

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: Interview
"GNU awk, more affectionately known as gawk, is a compatible version of the awk language--the language is open standard and other awk implementations exist--and it continues to be maintained and developed by Arnold Robbins. Arnold is in fact a long time proponent of open source, has worked with GNU for many years and written numerous books on sed, awk, and other open source technologies..."

Popular Open-Source Data Compression Technology Reveals Ugly Flaw

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 12:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Gentoo
A buffer overflow vulnerability in Zlib could allow attackers to crash zlib-enabled applications.

SUSE entices Red Hat users and other distro tales

Longtime Red Hat Linux users are feeling like playing the field these days, and quite a few will be browsing the SuSE distribution at Novell's booth next week at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

Creating interactive forms with OOo Writer

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With OpenOffice.org Writer you can create any kind of form from simple questionnaires to sophisticated interactive tests. Here's how to create a simple quiz using the form tools, and how to add interactivity to it with a couple of macros.

Open-source gambits

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Start-ups see future in open-source services. Also: European law could mean Linux lawsuits.

EU lawmakers threaten open source

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
A proposed European law on intellectual-property infringement could allow SCO to sue Linux users in a criminal court, experts warn

C Daemon II

  • systhread.net; By Jason (Jay) R Fink (Posted by jayrfink on Aug 2, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In C Daemon II, using options and syslog is added plus a look at external software to help.

Novell moves for sudden death in SCO case

Novell has bustled a request for judgement in front of the Utah Judge responsible for hearing its defense against SCO's copyright suit. It puts the controversial question of who owns the Unix copyrights foursquare, and is well armed enough, it hopes, to deliver a knock out blow.

Novell plans European layoffs

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Job cuts are expected to save profit-challenged Linux booster up to $4 million per quarter.

Linux in Government: Jordan - A Surprise in the Middle East

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2005 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A report from last week's open-source software seminar in Amman.

Mozilla Goes Mobile

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.

Golden's Rules: Open source at LinuxWorld could blow away software slump

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by on Aug 2, 2005 7:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
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.

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