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Open Source Based Voice Conferencing Solution

April 28, 2006 -- Nearly every company today uses Voice Conferencing in daily business to maximize productivity. There are many conferencing solutions in the market today but the challenge is to select an affordable, feature rich, scalable solution that will meet your current and future needs, and in addition to that delivers cost-efficiency and a good return on investment (ROI).

[Now all we need is a solution that is FOSS licensed - not just built on top of a FOSS PBX. - dcparris]

Judge Cooke questions EC settlement

Europe vs MS Day four: Patents, protocols and intellectual property

In response to "Free Code For Sale: The New Business of Open Source"

  • Eye on IT; By Con Zymaris (Posted by conz on Apr 28, 2006 8:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
I recently read a piece by Christopher Koch in CIO magazine. It highlighted, to me, how far many in senior IT management positions have to go before they truly understand the benefits that the freedom inherent in open source software delivers to them. What follows is my email to Christopher outlining some of the business outcomes and advantages of such freedoms.

Review: Adventures with a SUSE Linux-Powered OQO Palmtop

"After seeing the specs for the OQO model 01+ tablet palmtop PC, I knew I had to put SUSE 10.0 Linux on it and do a review..." So, we let him. Rob Reilly's review within.

Open Source in the Enterprise

  •; By Db0 (Posted by db0 on Apr 28, 2006 6:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Microsoft
Do you work in an IT position and wish to promote Free/Open Source Software in a strict Microsoft Enterprise? Are you a user and wish to make your IT department see the light? I had a goal of one day migrating the company to Linux and while I may not be there yet, I made considerable progress by using small, easily used Open Sourced applications. In the end, I had built enough trust to take the next step If you wish to do the same, this article may help you.

Enterprise Backup Open Source Style

With 20,000 global deployments as a part of every major Linux distribution, the Amanda project has provided an open source alternative to proprietary backup systems since 1991. But there has been no formal enterprise edition until now.

Xara retools for FOSS

  • NewsForge; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by dcparris on Apr 28, 2006 5:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The conventional wisdom is that software development companies have trouble converting to free and open source (FOSS) business models. But someone seems to have forgot to mention that to Charles Moir, the upbeat CEO of Xara.

[The company that seeks to collaborate with its competitor is beginning to grasp the true nature of FOSS. - dcparris]

KDE to gain cutting-edge multimedia technology

Phonon, an advanced multimedia architecture due in KDE 4.0, will be demonstrated at LinuxTag, May 3-6, in Wiesbaden, Germany. The Phonon architecture supports NMM (network-integrated multimedia middleware), enabling such capabilities as delivering synchronized audio and video presentations across networked systems, controlled by a single, central application.

Putting physical data on a Web graph

In "Acquiring data from the physical world," we explored how to take a couple of sensor readings and print them on a Web page, thanks to a Netmedia BX-24 microcontroller and a Linux/Apache server. This time, we'll grab a series of readings and use them to plot a pretty Web chart using PHPlot.

Red Hat E-mail Preferences weekly security advisory - April 28, 2006

Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, Red Hat, and Ubuntu released updates that address security problems for the following packages: zvg, xzvg, Blender, abc2ps. abcmidi-yaps, Firefox, Cyrus SASL2, Dia, fbida, BEAGLE, Ethereal, Crossfire, Module-Init-Tools, GDM, xine-ui, xine-lib, IPsec-tools, PHP, OpenVPN, and Ruby.

Linux Jumps into Mobiles

The Symbian operating system dominates pricey smartphones, but Linux may find its place in low-end ‘feature’ phones.

Low-cost, multi-user desktop PC upgrade goes Linux

NComputing is shipping a multi-user Linux PC expansion kit targeting the global education market. The company's Xtenda X300 expansion kit allows a single Linux PC to support up to six additional users, at a cost of around $83 per added user (plus monitor, keyboard, and mouse).

Fighting Linux Fragmentation

  • Server Watch; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by dcparris on Apr 28, 2006 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group, is on a mission. He wants to prevent Linux from falling prey to the fragmentation fate that befell Unix.

Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

  •; By (Posted by gg234 on Apr 28, 2006 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Ubuntu
Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

Why Your Doctor Won't Return Your Email

Way back in 2003, a survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project concluded that while over 32 million Americans had exchanged health-related email, only 7% had exchanged messages with their doctors or health professionals. Three years later, while a huge segment of America uses email, over 60% of the medical community still refuses to engage. Email Battles explores the dangers of email, as doctors see them.

The summing up

MS v EC Day five: There's a fat lady, and she's warming up...

Share your Linux with Xtenda

A couple of PCI cards, the Xtenda kit and some extra peripherals turns your Linux machine into a four-person workstation. SA Linux company Yellow Penguin has partnered with Linspire and NComputing to bring Xtenda to the country.

Samba Creator Takes Stand in Microsoft Case

Andrew Tridgell, creator of the Samba server software used by free and open-source software developers alike, made an important contribution to the European Commission’s defense of its 2004 Microsoft antitrust ruling at the Court of First Instance this week.'s latest and greatest secret marketing weapon: WHY?

  • Charles Libervis Blog; By Charles-H.Schulz (Posted by Libervis on Apr 28, 2006 12:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Our insider reveals that marketing project is about to be revamped: "This initiative, called «WHY» is the answer of the community to some (rather justified) critics that it has so far not achieved the same level of marketing efficiency as its cousin, the Mozilla community. So much for the critics, because the Marketing Project of is going on a slow but assured pace towards change."

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