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[LXer Editor: The ACCC is the "Australian Competition and Consumer Commission"] An open source industry cluster in Victoria has asked the consumer watchdog to investigate concerns which it says have arisen from the SCO Group's announcement, on January 20, of the availability of a licence in Australia and New Zealand which "permits the use of SCO's intellectual property, in binary form only, as contained in Linux distributions."
Couldn't stop myself from trying the new Fedora 2-test1 release, even if it is an alpha!
Open Solutions Inc., a provider of integrated data processing technologies for community financial institutions, announced it has successfully completed its Linux pilot program and has validated Linux running in a live processing environment.
The Linux desktop is almost ready for prime time. Almost, I said. That's no mean feat, considering the two big challenges it faces in the workplace. On one hand, enterprises have relied for years on the potential manageability of the Windows platform; on the other hand, many users equate slicker graphics with better performance. Unfortunately, pretty pictures aren't enough to convince IT that there's anything as manageable as a Windows desktop is; if that were the case, Apple would rule the desktop.
The open-source community argues that with thousands of eyes looking at the code, the code is much more robust and the security of the resulting products is near absolute. But any CIO or CFO who hasn't heard that this is the method of the open-source community -- and who will be going through an IT audit -- will probably be reaching for the heart-attack pills about now.
Welcome to this year's seventh issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The debian-desktop sub-project has
announced an IRC meeting on Wednesday, February 25th. Andrea
Mennucc conducted several Google searches and found out that
Debian is ranked in the middle field of popular distributions. Pablo
Lorenzzoni also announced that registration for this years'
Debian conference has opened.
If anyone has knowledge or evidence about who developed the virus, I hope he or she will come forth and make an accusation against specific people based on specific proof. But nobody should make accusations without proof, and there is no excuse for guilt by association. Not in New York, not in Cambridge, and not in the Free World.
The Mozilla Foundation announced on Tuesday that it is trying to stimulate more interest in its free and open-source products on this side of the Atlantic through a dedicated European operation.
The recent disclosure of a security hole revealed through the leak of Microsoft Windows 2000 and NT source code is raising several issues that the software giant will have to face as a result of the breach. Analysts are indicating that the leak could have a profound effect not only on the security of Microsoft's software but also on the company's worldwide reputation. The source-code leak -- coupled with a new Internet Explorer vulnerability discovered over the weekend -- mark the beginning of what is expected to be a painful period for Microsoft.
This week: News, tips and tricks, poll, projects information, and more.
MontaVista Software, Inc., and Iskratel, has announced that MontaVista® Linux® Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) is the chosen operating system (OS) for Iskratel's SI2000 CS - Call Server, the nerve center in Iskratel's vision of next-generation networks (NGN).
The EDA recommended Red Hat Enterprise Linux specifically for the x86, Itanium 2 and Opteron hardware architecture.
IBM believes that it still owns any code it added to the AT&T Unix code for AIX. So IBM can remove and reuse that code in its own products, or even give it away to Linux. That's how "derivative works" function under copyright law, though the Unix license is a contract.
SSV Embedded Systems has begun bundling an eCos starter kit with its gumstick-sized DIL/NetPC DNP/5280. The kit targets deeply embedded applications requiring networking, such as industrial control and data acquisition.
The European Commission, the European Union's executive branch, has launched a Web site aimed at improving understanding of open-source software.
Normally I don't review very early test releases of software, but the opportunity to test drive Fedora's first distribution based on the 2.6 kernel was too irresistible to pass up.
Regarding Eric Raymond's recent open letter to Sun
: 'I'd say this is 100 per cent rant... His simplistic accusations don't hold water... If this is the way that Open Source treats its friends, I'd hate to see how it treats its enemies.'
Other tech buyers, armed with a full Linux evaluation carried out in secret, might wring even bigger discounts from Microsoft, Bleasdale reasons. Or even better, he says, they might discover Linux to be irresistible. "Linux desktops simply work," Bleasdale says.
It's absolutely mind boggling that SCO would threaten legal action against Linux users when it hasn't yet won a single court battle over the legitimacy of its claim that the Linux operating system violates copyrighted code owned by SCO.
The two-day conference examines how open source software is changing markets around the world. It explores the legal, investment, vendor and customer risks and rewards of open source software. Speakers From Amazon, AT&T Wireless, Benchmark Capital, CA, Cooley Godward, EDS, Google, HP, IBM, Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Novell, Oracle, Sun, VERITAS, Wilson Sonsini, and More
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