Open source advocates, government officials and business leaders will gather in Johannesburg today to build a plan to ensure South Africa makes the most of open source software. Task team conveners Go Open Source expect the proposed plans devised at the conference to be presented to president Mbeki later this year during his international advisory commission.
After setting up 30 computers with static IP addresses, we want to implement a DHCP server but do not have access to the router or any money to spend on a dedicated appliance. I have a Linux system I could use. How do I set up a DHCP server on a Linux system?
My first Linux experiences came through Knoppix and Mandrake, which send you to the KDE desktop by default. I used KDE at first, but I wanted to experiment with other less Windowsesque environments. The first one I installed was Enlightenment 16, which I must confess I had first heard of in Neal Stephenson's essay "In The Beginning There Was the Command Line.”
Newest Version of Award-Winning Suite Enables Organizations to Ensure Security and Compliance and Reduce Management Costs
Hold on a sec... did you say Free-spire? It's true. It seems that a free Linspire clone has hit the ftp mirrors. DistroWatch reports 'Freespire is a new Linux distribution, a free edition of Linspire with all proprietary components and trademarks removed. The distribution comes with a free repository of over 1,500 packages available via apt-get and Synaptic.
The core of IBM Cloudscape is the Apache Derby open source database. With both you can take advantage of Java integration to create Java functions and stored procedures.
There has been a large amount of confused coverage in the media recently regarding the Linux trademark. The confusion eventially reached the Linux Kernel Mailing List where active kernel development occurs, and Linus Torvalds offered some insight.
Sun is throwing its hat in the DRM ring with the announcement of a project it calls the Open Media Commons initiative.
Companies have been asked to pay up to $5,000 to use the Linux trademark, but Linus Torvalds insists this trademark sublicensing is a loss-making operation
Linux Australia is taking free and open source software to the streets with Australia's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, 2005.
The speed at which Open Source products can suddenly establish themselves seems remarkable. I guess it isn't so remarkable when you analyze the situation; the web has accelerated the speed of 'word-of-mouth' recommendation and dramatically increased its scope. Open Source products are also helped by the fact that the initial outlay is zero.
The Apache Software Foundation on Monday launched an open-source project to develop application-integration middleware, a move that could lead to a viable alternative to vendor-supplied products used in service-oriented architectures.
Considered by many to be the most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux available, " Linux in a Nutshell" covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions.
New Generation of Widely Adopted Eclipse CDT Project Now Available
id Software has released the source code to Quake 3. You can find information about the source, links to the source, and links to projects around the source over at Liberated Games.
A 'welcoming environment' is being created to spur more women into get involved in Apache projects
Novell Inc. today plans to announce that an upgrade of its ZENworks software will ship on Friday with complete life-cycle management capabilities for Linux systems and support for managing Windows PCs from servers running Linux.
According to press reports, some 90 Australian companies have been told they will have to pay between 2000 and 5000 Australian dollars if they want to keep using the Linux brand. According to Jon "Maddog" Hall, CEO at Linux International in the US, Linux Australia handles brand rights issues for Australia and sent out these letters. He added that similar letters could be sent out in the US soon by the Linux Mark Institute (LMI), which handles the brand rights for Linux there. Linux Torvalds has held the rights to the brand "Linux" since 1997. He has specified a number of rules for the use of this name.
Progress Software Corp. announced that it has joined the open source community, Eclipse Foundation, and will base future tools on the Eclipse platform.
Linux Australia will organise the country's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, the organisation's president, Jonathan Oxer, said today. The Day is a global initiative in 63 countries to take free and open-source software to the public.