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Our new OpenOffice.org article automated response system

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 23, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After writing articles about OpenOffice.org over the last few years, I've noticed that, no matter what the exact subject is, I get the same comments from readers. This situation strikes me as deeply unfortunate. NewsForge readers, I know, are busy people. They don't have time to write long comments, or engage in endless email discussions. To spare them, I have devised a series of generic comments for articles about OpenOffice.org -- not just mine, but anybody's.

Open source projects galore on swik.net

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Jul 22, 2005 6:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Users of open source tools and software looking for a new cache of interesting projects to peruse might find something interesting at swik.net.

Sun plans to make all its software free

Sun Microsystems president and COO Jonathan Schwartz on Thursday cited the company's plans to eventually offer all of its software for free as a way to build communities around its technologies. "The net upside of that is we get more people engaged in our community," Schwartz said of Sun's plans while speaking at the AlwaysOn conference in Stanford, California.

Debian Core Consortium Continues to Come Together

Officially, there's no word yet, but insiders say that the group will be ready to make major announcements by LinuxWorld in early August.

IBM backs open source Java

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on Jul 22, 2005 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM has committed engineering resources to help in the development of Project Harmony, an initiative from the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to create an open source implementation of the J2SE specification.

Sun suffers self-imposed Linux lobotomy

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Jul 22, 2005 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Not too long ago, Sun Microsystems proudly sold Linux for its line of x86 processor-based servers. If you had any doubts that this Linux love era has passed, then check out yesterday's press release describing a customer win with Ciena Corp. Love? Not even tolerance.

Computing Our Liberty: July 2005

This months column is a loose commentary on the most impacting of the recent events, the european rejection of software patents, the G8 summit in relation to the "make poverty history" campaign and terrorism, in the sad spirit of the recent London bombing. This month was a month of a great victory as well as a great loss, but you're not left powerless about it.

LinuxFund names new director, schedules payouts

In an effort to restart, the LinuxFund credit card program, intended to benefit the Linux and open source community, has named a new executive director and announced it will begin funding open source projects again.

Tech VIPs say future belongs to open source

A panel of high-profile industry players weighed in Thursday on whether the world will ultimately turn to open source as a means for solving its software needs, with the overriding view being "yes."

Don't monkey about with security

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by on Jul 22, 2005 10:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Greasemonkey illustrates the need to treat the tiniest sliver of code with the same critical concern as the most lumbering of applications

Open-Source Investment Begins to Pay

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jul 22, 2005 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Venture capitalists are giving open-source businesses a multimillion-dollar twirl; care to follow their lead?

First Coffee -- Open Source, VTiger and SugarCRM

SugarCRM sees a bunch of guys making money off something they didn’t create. Well, that’s Open Source, guys, sorry. If someone sends you the free case of beer count yourself lucky. The way Mani’s explained it – we’ll wait for a rebuttal from the SugarCRM people – he has done nothing wrong, just been sharp about how he used a product.

Open source letter to the open source community - a reply

Adrian von Bidder responds to the open letter to the open source community that we published earlier this week. He describes himself as "a software engineer at a small company, where we benefit greatly from open source software, and a Debian GNU/Linux package maintainer in my spare time. I also founded and run the pool.ntp.org project -- while it is not strictly speaking an open software project, it uses exactly the same loose community structure which is so typical for open source projects."

Making More Sense of the Web

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jul 22, 2005 6:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What effect will blogs, syndication and their chronological approach to ordering have on the rest of the Web?

Is Microsoft cozying up to the OSDL?

The craziest rumor I've heard in a long time was circulating last week: Microsoft was going to cooperate with the Open Source Development Lab to port Microsoft services, utilities, and applications to the Linux platform.

'The future is open source'

That's the view of many top players in the industry, as they explained at a Stanford conference yesterday

Ottawa Linux Symposium, Day 2

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 22, 2005 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The second sitting of the 7th session of the Ottawa Linux Symposium saw several interesting, highly technical discussions. Here are my reports on Trusted Computing, the ext3 filesystem, the e1000 network driver, and SELinux.

My workstation OS: ELX Biz Desktop 4.0

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 22, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For years, I have been searching for a Linux distribution that would be functional immediately upon the installation, and include installed DivX and DVD support. Unexpectedly, I discovered such an operating system in India's ELX Biz Desktop.

Synaq adds open source VoIP to service line-up

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 7:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A successful two month pilot at call centre prompts Linux service provider to add Asterisk voice over IP services to its product line-up.

Novell offers IBM mainframe customers flexible way to extend Linux to eServer architectures

Novell has announced a SUSE Linux pricing package that will simplify Linux procurement and licence management for IBM mainframe customers seeking to flexibly extend the use of Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 across additional eServer architectures.

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