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Copyright, bad faith, and software licensing

  • Free Software Magazine; By David Sugar (Posted by dcparris on Sep 19, 2006 4:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Robin Miller recently published a story on Newsforge about "Stan"[1], 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.

Inside the New Apache Geronimo Version 1.1

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Rakesh Midha (Posted by IdaAshley on Sep 19, 2006 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
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.

Third Ubuntu Linux v6.10 alpha emerges

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.

Device Profile: Tyzx DeepSea G2 3D vision system

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.

Red Hat wraps up JBoss combo to go

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.

Free 64-bit processor design on offer

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 releases Xen-enabled beta

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.

Commercial embedded Linux distro, RTOS ABI rev'd

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 Increases Linux Application support for LynxOS RTOS

LynuxWorks Takes Advantage of New Hardware Devices and Increases Linux Application Support in Its Flagship LynxOS RTOS

Business financing: EU funding €78 million for grid technology

  • European Business Guide; By Mario Sina (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 18, 2006 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Scalable anonymity with I2P

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.

Tutorial: Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP (Part 2)

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.

Hibernate can meet your web app validation needs

  • IBM/developerworks; By Ted Bergeron (Posted by solrac on Sep 18, 2006 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
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.

Eeyore is dead

  • Free Software Magazine; By Scott Carpenter (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 18, 2006 6:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Key Linux programmer moves to Google

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.

Atheros WLAN Technology Featured in Award-Winning Sonos(R) Digital Music System

Sonos and Atheros Collaborate to Deliver Wireless Multi-Room Audio Throughout the Home

Red Hat expands 'stack' with JBoss

Red Hat Application Stack, available online, includes Linux and open-source middleware for building new applications.

Lynuxworks Updates BlueCat Embedded Linux for Improved Performance ...

LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux 5.4 Supports Newer Linux Kernel and GNU Toolchain

State science department using Linux

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.

Firefox update fixes four critical flaws

Increasingly popular web browser Mozilla Firefox has released its latest version, which corrects seven security bugs, including four critical vulnerabilities.

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