After two days of tutorials, O'Reilly's OSCON Open Source Convention began in earnest yesterday by highlighting some unusual approaches to open source software development and use, including Sun's contention that OpenSolaris should be compared to Linux less on ideology and more on a technical basis.
Mozilla and the Debian Core Consortium are only two examples of a trend of open-source projects morphing into open-source businesses.
The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation has set up a commercial subsidiary to generate revenues from the popular Firefox and Thunderbird projects.
Two tech giants -- Microsoft and Google -- have clashed head-on in a few arenas recently: over leadership in the Internet search market, over the use of open source software -- even over employees, like Kai-Fu Lee. Now comes the real test of superiority: The Golden Penguin Bowl. The open source trivia contest is set for Aug. 9 at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Novell's Jeremy Allison will host the event at 4:30 PM.
A Western Cape wine bottling co-operative switches to a Plone-based laboratory information system to allow clients to track and manage progress. The code for the system will be released under the GPL later this year.
Legal troubles have led to the anti-patent group's hosting company pulling the plug on FFII.org
RealSoftware's REALBasic 2005 -- the popular cross-platform interactive development environment (IDE) for Mac OS X and Windows -- is scheduled to debut for the Linux platform later this month, perhaps as early as the LinuxWorld Conference& Expo in San Francisco. For the past couple of weeks, I've been falling asleep each night to the glow of beta versions of REALBasic 2005 running happily on SUSE Pro 9.3 on my monitor.
The summer edition of LinuxWorld takes place next week at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. Linux pros on the West Coast, or those heading there should find plenty at the show to keep them entertained and enlightened.
With Maria Winslow, open source practice leader at Virtuas. Winslow is the author of "The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source" and writes an open source blog for LinuxWorld magazine.
In this second of a two-part series, discover the organization of the Linux kernel source, build an understanding of system calls, and craft your own kernel modules and patches.
The next five years will bring big changes in how platform and operating systems are viewed, and Linux can potentially impact dozens of markets, technologies and vendors depending on its continued evolution.
Novell pledges to certify applications running in high-performance computing environments on Hewlett-Packard servers and to offer technical support for users of JBoss Inc.'s Enterprise Middleware System.
Some of the technical minds behind Web services protocols have launched an open-source services company, pulling in fellow open-source company Covalent Technologies as an investor.
Serious bugs in the latest Linux kernel have been fixed, a sign that the open-source OS is maturing.
Novell today unveiled its first validated Linux-based high performance computing (HPC) system. Conforming to Novell's Validated Configuration Programme launched earlier this year, the integrated system is based on HP BladeSystem servers, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, and additional components from Novell and HP partners.
India has introduced its first low-cost PC, according to a report at SpiritOfChennai.com. Designed by IT firm HCL Infosystems, Ezeebee Pride runs an unspecified version of Linux and is priced at 9,990 rupees ($225 USD) and includes all the basic features required for a first-time user, the article says.
MontaVista says the open source real-time Linux project that it founded has produced a full-fledged real-time kernel suitable for time-critical embedded applications on mobile handsets and telecommunications equipment. The Open Source Real-time Linux Project's patch yields 30 times better responsiveness than the current stock Linux kernel, the company claims.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU project today announced the request for nominations for the 2005 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software. This award is presented to a person who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom (as defined in the Free Software Definition). Last year's winner Theo de Raadt...
This is the second in a seven-part series written by FreeNX Development Team member Kurt Pfeifle about his involvement with NX technology. Along the way, he gives some basic insight into the inner workings of NX and FreeNX while outlining its future roadmap. Much of what Kurt describes here can be reproduced and verified with one or two recent Knoppix CDs, version 3.6 or later. A working FreeNX Server setup and the NoMachine NX Client has been included in Knoppix now for over a year.
Software licensing specialists Palamida and Black Duck Software are bringing IP compliance to application development tools built using the open source Eclipse framework. Palamida announced Tuesday plans for a plug-in to Eclipse for its IP Amplifier product, which consists of a compliance library and detector used to identify software licenses in companies' code.