Robin Miller recently published a story on Newsforge about "Stan", as an example of a situation that demonstrates proprietary software is a danger to business continuity. I found this story interesting since I think Mr. Miller came close to correctly identifying a core issue, which is that the proprietary software business model as it exists today both facilitates and encourages vendors to act in bad faith. However, it did not need to have been this way, and really comes down to misuse of licensing along with some deliberate abuse and exploitation of existing commercial law.
Take a grand tour of the Apache Geronimo 1.1 newly added features, and get expert tips on how to use them. This article gives you an overview of the architectural changes introduced in the latest Geronimo release, focusing on the new and innovative plug-in architecture. You'll also examine enhancements to the Web Console, including the memory utilization graph, thread pool statistics, the JMS resource wizard, and keystores.
Tollef Fog Heen of the Ubuntu development team on Sept. 16 announced the third alpha release (codenamed "Knot CD") of Ubuntu 6.10. The new Ubuntu version features a 2.6.17 Linux kernel and comes with the GNOME desktop environment.
Computer vision specialist Tyzx is shipping a relatively low-cost, standalone, Linux-based stereo 3D vision system targeting high-volume commercial and defense robots, automobiles, and person-tracking security systems. The DeepSea G2 can provide real-time 3D vision processing where traditional workstations can't go, the company says.
JBoss software makes its debut today as a member of the Red Hat Application Stack. Red Hat is also to sell JBoss middleware subscriptions for the first time through its distributors and dealers.
A TEAM OF Open Source engineers from Catania, Italy and Bristol have developed a 64-bit processor design which is free for anyone to play with.
Red Hat last week launched the beta version of Enterprise Linux 5, the first version of the company's enterprise-class operating system to include built-in virtualization technology.
LynuxWorks has revised its commercial embedded Linux distribution, and updated the Linux application binary interface (ABI) in its proprietary RTOS (real-time operating system). BlueCat Linux 5.4 is based on a 2.6.13 kernel, for improved determinism and lower latency, while LynxOS 4.2's ABI is based on glibc 2.2.93.
LynuxWorks Takes Advantage of New Hardware Devices and Increases Linux Application Support in Its Flagship LynxOS RTOS
Grids provide the backbone for new services that enable individuals and firms to generate, share and process knowledge for decision making, define and execute complex business operations, and cooperate via networks that are more secure than today's internet.
The Invisible Internet Project (I2P) is a work in progress whose aim is to provide a secure version of the IP protocol that addresses threats common to the standard TCP/IP networking infrastructure -- most importantly, the effortless identification and tracking of participating peers.
Last month we were introduced to LDAP in general and Fedora Directory Server in particular. Today we'll walk through a simple Fedora Directory Server installation to learn your way around FDS.
Java SE 5 brought many needed enhancements to the Java language, none with more potential than annotations. Easily build and maintain validation logic in your Web apps using the Validator component of Hibernate Annotations.
No, not Winnie-the-Pooh's friend, but that computer I mentioned last week. Do you feel cheated? Maybe you were expecting a murder mystery instead? Although doesn't Eeyore the donkey seem more like the died-of-natural-causes type? Let me briefly eulogize Eeyore the computer before wandering erratically to a new subject: copyright control.
Australian-born Andrew Morton, a key deputy to Linux leader Linus Torvalds, has taken a job at search engine powerhouse Google, a major user of Linux and other open-source software.
Sonos and Atheros Collaborate to Deliver Wireless Multi-Room Audio Throughout the Home
Red Hat Application Stack, available online, includes Linux and open-source middleware for building new applications.
LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux 5.4 Supports Newer Linux Kernel and GNU Toolchain
South Africa's department of science and technology (DST) is taking bold steps towards switching to free and open source software(Foss) and is starting to move its first desktop users over to Linux.
Increasingly popular web browser Mozilla Firefox has released its latest version, which corrects seven security bugs, including four critical vulnerabilities.