After a long battle over how Linux should be developed, Torvalds has created his own system, Git, to replace the controversial, proprietary BitKeeper.
Intel will establish an open source development laboratory (OpenSource Lab) in Vietnam, train local open source programmers, support a number of local firms to access open source technologies and tools, consult on matters concerning open source applications and help increase the community’s awareness of open source applications.
IBM and the chief scientist of Israel's Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor on Friday said they have agreed to a pact to foster development of open-standards technology by Israeli start-ups. The pact calls for IBM to provide hardware, technology expertise and sales and marketing support, while the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor will supply funding to Israeli start-ups. No financial terms were disclosed.
Learn all you can about open-source software models and focus on providing specific services, according to speakers at financial-services show Linux on Wall Street.
Borland Software is releasing code from its core JBuilder integrated development environment (IDE) into the Eclipse open source community after a surprise drop in first-quarter sales.
A software design expert claims that software quality is declining everywhere except in the open source world, but others insist that proprietary software is just as good as the alternative
For those of you who have always wanted to control your TV using only your voice, you are going to love the XVTV remote control system. Learn to make your TV act upon your voice command. With XVTV in your home you can do anything from change channels to program a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) using simple voice commands.
Linux Australia's immediate past president reckons moderate open source developers are being pushed into "a refugee situation" between the 'free software' and 'commercial' hardliners.
Suddenly, the end of my year as President of the Austin LUG has arrived. I presided over forty-nine meetings of the LUG, because with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, we met every Thursday. I wonder, what did I, or the other members, really gain from those meetings?
At the July 2004 kernel summit, it was decided that there was no need to fork a 2.7 kernel [forum] to introduce new functionality into the Linux kernel. Instead, the decision was made that it was possible for Andrew Morton and Linus Torvalds to continue working together to first merge things into Andrew's -mm tree, and then after testing the changes to merge them into Linus' mainline tree.
Microsoft has taken alot of heat for the security issues that surround its Windows operating systems, but they should not be the only ones taken the heat for Windows security. There are other parties out there that deserve to shoulder some of the blame with Microsoft.
For many, Microsoft Windows seems like the only game in town. Linux is viewed as too difficult for the average consumer -- a perception the Linux community challenges head-on with user-friendly distributions, commitment-free liveCDs, how-to-books, and articles like a recent four-part offering from ExtremeTech.
Advocacy is critical to the spread of open source and free software. Good advocates build trust in their audiences, explaining how, and if, F/OSS can help them solve their problems. Jono Bacon explains how to build trust and avoid overzealous advocacy.
TORONTO -- Open Source is a major force in Voice over Internet Protocol (define) that contributes innovation and provides real business value for the telecom manufacturers and resellers. That was the message from Mark Spencer, founder of the open source Asterisk PBX project and president of its commercial offshoot Digium, at the Voice Over Net (VON) show here today.
Mandrakesoft released its Corporate Server 3.0 product in February. It's a significant upgrade to the older 2.1 edition. With a newer kernel and a competent GUI management utility for its services, Corporate Server 3.0 is a good, inexpensive choice for businesses that need a powerful and secure server operating system with as little overhead as possible.
Greenplum Corp., which aims to bring the benefits of open-source software to the business-intelligence area, this week launched the beta version of its DeepGreen open-source database for data warehousing. The company also revealed the Bizgres project to enhance the open-source PostgreSQL database, upon which DeepGreen is based, for business-intelligence applications.
Samba developer Andrew Tridgell has released the source code to a tool that interoperates with Bitkeeper, the proprietary tool used by waddling Finn Linus Torvalds to manage the Linux kernel until last week.
Luban is a newly released component oriented scripting language. Luban is a clean syntax scripting language with its own component model tailored for scripting purpose. Luban’s component is Java Bean link attribute based object that is simpler than commonly used object oriented model.
It could be argued that among Linux users who know the technology best, application developers who write code on Linux boxes for Linux systems are in the upper echelon. One interesting trend among this influential sub-group of the Linux user base is a penchant for non-commercial or homespun Linux distributions.
Part 1 of our WiFi PDA/Linux series focused on setting up the iPAQ to browse the Web and connect to a Linux/Samba file server. This time, we'll look at printing from the iPAQ to a CUPS print server.