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Open Source MP3 Player By MAKE

Phil and the other do-it-themselfers at MAKe have hooked up with artist and designer Raphael Abrams to make their own open source MP3 player. How it works: the Daisy, the mp3 player, can be interfaced and built pretty much however you like. It's licensed with "minimal protections reserved via a Creative Commons license", which means you can use it to build your own iPod look-alike.

LinuxBIOS - A truly GPLed Free Software BIOS

LinuxBIOS is a project which aims to replace the normal BIOS found on PCs, Alphas, and other machines with a Linux kernel that can boot Linux from a cold start.Recently it made news with Google deciding to sponsor the LinuxBIOS project. This article takes a look at what is so unique about the LinuxBIOS project. You can also watch a video of Linux BIOS booting Linux on a rev board.

Ballmer: Linux users owe Microsoft

  • linuxworld.com.au; By Eric Lai (Posted by henke54 on Nov 17, 2006 8:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Microsoft
In comments confirming the open-source community's suspicions, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Thursday declared his belief that the Linux operating system infringes on Microsoft's intellectual property.

RedHat's response to Novell - Interview with Mark Webbink (RedHat)

  • LinuxInterviews.com; By Cypress (Posted by Cypress on Nov 17, 2006 7:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Red Hat
There's an interview on LinuxInterviews.com with Mark Webbink, PR at RedHat, concerning the Microsoft-Novell deal. It's a response to the Novell interview posted just to days ago on the same site. Mark Webbink tells the Linux crowd if RedHat would have accepted a similar deal with Microsoft, "Why "Open Source Assurance" and why now?" and what will the company do now that RedHat is facing competition from two sides...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 beta 2 arrives

Red Hat Inc. had planned to release RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5 Beta 2 on Nov. 21, but engineering finished the job early and the beta is already being released to the company's partners and customers. The release boasts the latest open-source technologies for improved performance, security, and flexibility, according to the company.

Novell and Microsoft: Working for or against Linux?

  • Open for Business; By Josiah Ritchie (Posted by tbutler on Nov 17, 2006 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft, Novell
Is Novell’s deal with Microsoft ultimately something that boils down to a corporate agreement to restrict the free flow of information and understanding about Linux? Or, perhaps, could it be that this agreement will actually serve the purpose of getting Linux out to more users? Those are the questions Josiah Ritchie seeks to consider and come up with answers to.

Red Hat ponders new JBoss strategy

In an effort to increase revenue from its JBoss server software, Red Hat is contemplating splitting the product into two versions--a free, unsupported product and a subscription-based supported one.

Sugarcrm supports full open-source stack

The applications vendor Thursday unveiled Sugar FastStack, a service to set up and support a stack of its Sugar Professional or Enterprise On-site product releases as well as the Apache Web Server, the PHP Web scripting language and the MySQL database. FastStack can be installed on the three operating systems SugarCRM supports -- Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The installation process uses a wizard approach to walk users through installing each piece of the stack.

Froglogic Squish/Web Testing Tool Supports Firefox 2.0

froglogic GmbH today announced support for testing web applications executed in the newly released Firefox version 2.0. Squish/Web is a professional functional GUI testing tool to create and run automated GUI tests on Web/HTML/Ajax applications.

Celebrate the XML Decade

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Uche Ogbuji (Posted by IdaAshley on Nov 17, 2006 2:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
IBM Systems Journal recently published an issue dedicated to XML's 10th anniversary. Take a look at XML application techniques, and general discussion of the technical, economic and even cultural effects of XML. Learn why XML has been successful, and what it would take for XML to continue its success.

Winners and Losers in the New Linux World

Microsoft and Novell, Oracle and Red Hat, who are the real winners and losers after all these moves?

FFII face-to-face to solve patent problems

  • Reg Developer; By Lucy Sherriff (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 17, 2006 12:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
In the debate on software patenting, there is one point on which almost everyone is agreed: the current system is not working well. How to solve the problem and fix the system is where opinions tend to diverge. The latest attempt to find a new way forward comes from the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII)

DebConf-7: registration and call for papers

Registration is now open for DebConf7, which will take place in Edinburgh from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 June 2007.

FSF Attorney Says Microsoft-Novell Deal Won’t Last

The controversy over Novell’s partnership with Redmond is nowhere near over, but the Free Software Foundation’s general counsel, Eben Moglen, says the patent provision of the companies’ agreements will be “dead” before April.

XGL/Beryl: Showcasing Progress or Shortcomings?

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Nov 16, 2006 10:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
I just don't get it. Offering XGL and Beryl to the Linux masses is fantastic, don't get me wrong. However, I simply feel like too much emphasis is being placed on a “pretty desktop” versus functionality.

Open-source intelligence moving to the fore

The development and sharing of open-source information may be the first arena where true collaboration among all the agencies in the intelligence community — a requirement in the post-9/11 world — takes hold. At least, Douglas Naquin, director of the Open Source Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is working hard to make it come true.

Bring back deleted files with lsof

There you are, happily playing around with an audio file you've spent all afternoon tweaking, and you're thinking, "Wow, doesn't it sound great? Lemme just move it over here." At that point your subconscious chimes in, "Um, you meant mv, not rm, right?" Oops. I feel your pain -- this happens to everyone. But there's a straightforward method to recover your lost file, and since it works on every standard Linux system, everyone ought to know how to do it.

Zack Rusin interviewed on the Linux Link Tech Show

Yesterday night Zack Rusin made a guest appearance on The Linux Link Tech Show. He discussed recent developments in the X.Org project, Qt, KDE, his life in Norway and some other Open Source related issues. It is a lengthy interview that should satisfy those who say Zack's not blogging and responding to questions often enough.

Networking a C Implementation of BEEP

The IBM BeepLite Networking Layer for C is an implementation of BEEP (Blocks Exchange Protocol), a generic application protocol kernel for connection-oriented, asynchronous interactions. It supports dynamic, pluggable application protocols for peer-to-peer, client-server, or server-to-server scenarios, allows multiple channels over TCP, and supports arbitrary MIME payloads including XML.

Ubuntu Developer Summit report: Desktop plans, PowerPC's future, and community

In this final report from the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS), held last week at Google's offices in Mountain View, Calif., we'll look at plans for the Ubuntu and Kubuntu desktops, the future of PowerPC, and how Ubuntu is working with local community teams.

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