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Intalio Plans To Release BPM Tools As Open Source

Intalio plans to release its business process management tools under an open source license. The Redwood City, Calif., company said Tuesday it plans to offer the BPMS Community Edition under the Mozilla Public License starting in the first quarter of 2007. The suite includes an Eclipse-based business process design tool that supports the business process modeling notation (BPMN) standard.

Linux-based WiFi phone uses open-source connection kit

Belkin is shipping a WiFi phone based on Linux and Skype's proprietary VoIP (voice-over-IP) client. The Belkin WiFi Phone for Skype can use open or encrypted WiFi networks, and connects seamlessly at commercial hotspots and hot zones operated by Boingo, Belkin says.

Release of ACCESS Linux Platform for Smartphones Pushed Back

Back at 3GSM in February, PalmSource (now officially ACCESS Systems) introduced the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP), a new Linux-based mobile operating system (OS) for smartphones that's intended to be the follow up to the Palm OS. The company said at the time it would get full version of the platform to licensees by the close of 2006.

Virtual machine added to mainline Linux kernel

The 2.6.20 Linux kernel will include a driver aimed at allowing user-space processes to exploit virtualization capabilities in modern 64-bit x86 Intel and AMD processors. The KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) patch was submitted in late October by Avi Kivity, and committed by Linus Torvalds to the 2.6 tree this week.

In Praise of Edubuntu

Want to build a new generation of free software users? Support projects such as Edubuntu. My sister-in-law works at an afterschool program for elementary school students. It’s flexible and inexpensive, which is very nice: these kids wouldn’t have many options for safe adult supervision without it. Of course, that means the program has very little money, especially for luxuries such as a computer. My brother scrounged up an aging eMachine and installed Edubuntu. All of a sudden, a 400 MHz machine without an Internet connection and with no hope of installing legitimately-purchased educational software had plenty of colorful free software and an interface clear enough for my three year old nephew to find his favorite games. (He likes the colors and shapes game with the train.)

Excerpt from the book"Configuring IPCop Firewalls: Closing Borders with Open Source"

  • Linux Journal; By Barrie Dempster and James Eaton-Lee (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 13, 2006 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Excerpt from the bookConfiguring IPCop Firewalls: Closing Borders with Open Source by Barrie Dempster and James Eaton-Lee. Published by Packt Publishing and reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. IPCop is a firewall for the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) network, which is extremely easy to use and is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This excerpt outlines a few common methods of deploying IPCop and the motivation behind these topologies along with descriptions of some of the featrues you can deploy.

Ubuntu reflects current state of Linux art

The month of October has been, at least to this writer, one of discovery. The technical one was by far the easier of the two: changing Linux distributions. While I've done my best to keep tabs on the literally hundreds of different versions of Linux available, at the end of the day one needs to settle down and pick one for everyday use. Operating systems are (and rightfully should be) the boring means-to-an-end part of one's IT needs. But that doesn't mean that the OS should be taken for granted - some are more useful than others.

IDC thinks Microsoft will drive people to Linux

It has 10 main predictions for 2007, but numbers nine and 10 affect Microsoft. It reckons Microsoft's anti-piracy efforts on client operating systems will backfire, and that will drive customers towards Linux.

Mysql, Open-Xchange partner on Linux collaboration server

The two companies announced a partnership and support agreement last week to optimize the interaction between MySQL databases and Open-Xchange groupware functions. Open-Xchange customers won't have to pay extra for product support for MySQL, they said.

gvSIG 1.0-stable Open Source GIS Now Available

gvSIG, the Open Source (GNU/GPL license) Geographic Information System developed by the Generalitat Valenciana reaches its version 1.0. With this release, gvSIG presents itself as an integrated GIS + SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) client, able to combine data from different local and remote sources (web services) and at the same time include advanced editing, geoprocessing, scripting language support and georeferencing among other features.

Some thoughts on the mod_security acquisition

Many products are moving from commercial closed-source to open or part-open source. This article looks at a product that has moved from classic open source to more overtly commercial, while remaining open source. In doing so, we look at the licensing nuances that affect its use both as an open source and a commercial product.

Social Network Analysis Library Released as Open Source

In light of the explosion in social networking sites (Myspace, Facebook, Xanga et cetera) and Web 2.0 communities, social network analysis is hotter than ever. A new open source library released today (libSNA) helps social scientists and software developers rapidly create experiments and computer programs to understand emerging social networks.

What's Next For Open Source Development Labs?

Fallout from the Microsoft-Novell pact continued last week when the leading Linux group, Open Source Development Labs, cut nine of its staff of 28, including CEO Stuart Cohen, who resigned. OSDL's most famous employee, Linus Torvalds, owner of the Linux trademark and head of Linux kernel development, still works there.

Sun Expands System Packs Offering With 15 New Servers

Solaris(TM) 10 OS-Powered Sun System(TM) Packs Simplify IT Acquisition and Help Accelerate Return on Investment by Integrating Services With Systems In a Single Offering

Isolate and resolve memory leaks using MALLOCDEBUG on AIX Version 5.3

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Katiyar Manish and Vaarun Vijairaghavan (Posted by solrac on Dec 13, 2006 12:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This article outlines an approach you can use while tackling memory leaks, and it discusses how to take advantage of the MALLOCDEBUG tool that is supplied with AIX.

Configuration: the forgotten side of security

When the average computer user thinks about security, they usually think about reactive measures like anti-virus programs or security patches -- responses to a specific threat. Such measures play a role in securing a workstation or a network, but they are often less than half the story. A more efficient approach is to configure a system securely from the start. Yet the realities of the software market and IT management, as well as efforts to increase user convenience, often mean that security by configuration is neglected, despite the straightforwardness of most of the steps needed to obtain it.

Review: Mandriva Flash delivers Linux to go

Mandriva Flash is a 2GB Dane-Elec USB key loaded with Mandriva Linux 2007. It gets points for style: the key is an attractive deep blue surrounded by a sturdy metal fence that leaves room on both ends to attach the key to a lanyard or keychain. The release notes say that the operating system and related files only take up half the space on the USB drive, leaving 1GB for my own files. This little powerhouse packs a lot of punch, once you get it up and running.

Vyatta Opens Router To Debian Application Universe

New OFR Release Eases Integration Of Third-Party Packages For Added Flexibility

Microsoft-Novell survey gives their deal a thumbs-up

Survey commissioned by the two companies asserts that their high-profile agreement will drive customers away from joint rival Red Hat.

[I would rather have seen Novell and Red Hat join forces. Sheesh! - dcparris]

SabayonLinux 3.2 miniEdition Screenshot Walkthrough

  • The Coding Studio (Posted by linuxbeta on Dec 12, 2006 8:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo
The World's first and fastest Gentoo Linux powered distribution now has made a new record, AIGLX and XGL support on a single, powerful and cutting edge LiveCD, thanks to Beryl, Emerald (and the Beryl Project team) and the full power of hardware accelerated GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap. We were the first to support XGL on a Live system, and now, we are yet again the first to support the future of the Desktop Linux platform. We are proud to provide you the best Linux experience.

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