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Distance learning now available for Lamp web server technology

  •; By Lindsay Clark (Posted by tadelste on Oct 26, 2005 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Training company Computeach has launched what it claims is the first distance learning course in Lamp, the open source web server platform.

Quick and Dirty Data Extraction in AWK

Need to pull some data from text--maybe e-mail messages--and sort it, graph it or otherwise manipulate it? Here's an AWK script to use as a starting point.

OpenDocument and OpenReader: complementary steps toward freeing data

  •; By Andy Oram (Posted by avenger on Oct 26, 2005 8:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In recent weeks the state of Massachusetts announced, to cheers on one side and alarm on the other, that it would start writing all new memos, spreadsheets, and other documents in the OpenDocument format standardized by OASIS.

Now there's a spiffy new web site by the OpenReader activists, promoting this format for ebooks.

These are two sides to the same coin, one that buys us freedom in document formats. Getting your document's content accurate and readable is enough of a hassle without worrying about whether a change in computer platform or tools will render the document ugly--or worse yet, gibberish.

Ibm launches open-source storage consortium

IBM and eight other storage vendors have formed a new open-source organisation to develop storage software.

Initially called Aperi, the organisation will create a common storage software for all vendors' systems making it easier for sysadmins to manage disparate storage systems. The software will be free.

At the Sounding Edge: Music Notation Software For Linux

Dave starts a new series on music notation software and explains why Linux has some of the best available on any platform.

Library of Congress opens DMCA exemption comment period

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 26, 2005 7:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Copyright Office of the US Library of Congress has formally announced an open comment period to solicit evidence from "interested parties" regarding whether the prohibition on circumvention clause of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has an adverse effect on legal, non-infringing use of copyrighted works. Anyone may submit comments via forms on the Copyright Office Web site between November 2 and December 1. All comments will be made public.

Durban DJ wins YFM Open Source Mix

A Durban-based music mixer has won the Yfm and Creative Commons "Mad Half Hour Open Source Mixes" competition by adding his own creative mix commons-licensed music. [What Red Hat, Novell, and others do with GNU/Linux distributions, Nathan Redpath does with music. Libre software will flourish in a libre culture. Or is that vice-versa? -Ed]

Dapper Drake takes first steps

With Breezy Badger out the door, the next version of Ubuntu, titled Dapper Drake, went into production today. Top of the high-level goals for Dapper is for it to be a 'polished' distribution.

Why customers are flocking to Linux

  • AME Info; By Jeffrey S. Smith (Posted by tadelste on Oct 26, 2005 5:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Beyond the numbers. Customers flock to Linux because it works. By Jeffrey S. Smith, IBM Software Group Vice President, Linux Middleware.

File System Tutorial

  • HDDsaver; By Tomas (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 26, 2005 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Here is a short article explaining some basics about file systems. This is an area in which many people, even full time computer users, lack much understanding. Its kind of important!

Steeleye Technology Joins MySQL Network Certified Partners Program

SteelEye Technology, Inc., the leading provider of data and application availability management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery on Linux and Windows, today announced its membership in the MySQL Network Certified Partner program. As a member of this program, SteelEye and MySQL will work together to facilitate the integration of MySQL into the current IT networks of enterprise customers and to ensure full availability against downtime for these environments.

Journyx and open source software

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 26, 2005 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Journyx is a closed-source, proprietary software vendor with a business model that embraces -- albeit at arm's length -- open source. How can that be? The paradox results from a unique business model that attempts to provide a free-as-in-beer product for the majority of users, support and use open source software projects, and still turn a profit. I recently spoke to Journyx founder and CEO Curt Finch to learn more about that business model, and about TimeSheet, the software Journyx produces and (mostly) gives away.

The art of Metaprogramming

  • developerWorks; By IBM (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 26, 2005 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Writing programs that generate other programs may seem esoteric, but once you learn why metaprogramming is so powerful, it's a skill you'll want to cultivate. This article explains why you might consider metaprogramming and looks at some of the components of this art.

Companies come together to fund PostGIS improvements

  • (Posted by tadelste on Oct 26, 2005 3:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Victoria, British Columbia -- Companies from around the world have joined forces to fund performance improvements to the PostgreSQL open source database. By pooling resources, the contributing companies have saved money while gaining important new database features for their businesses. Now, Refractions Research is pleased to report the completion of this collaborative effort to bring important concurrency improvements to the PostgreSQL GiST indexing subsystem.

Open Source Is Alive and Well With Commercial Developers

  • CIO Today; By Jack M. Germain (Posted by bstadil on Oct 26, 2005 2:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The appeal of open source to software developers is that it allows them to improve, modify, or adopt according to their own needs, saving time that might be wasted on the paths traditionally used by commercial developers. Some products are so well known that computer users do not associate them with open-source technology.

Sita tender awarded next month, mum on cost

Sita is keeping mum on likely open source spend over the next three years, but says winning bids for the government open source tender will be announced as early as mid-November.

Ibm releases open source answer to JBoss

A couple months after announcing support of its recent Gluecode acquisition, IBM Corp says its new product is now ready for the WebSphere Community Edition moniker.

An old hacker slaps up Slackware

Slackware is old-school Linux. Back in the day -- before Red Hat seized the throne -- Pat Volkerding's Linux distribution was the undisputed king of the hill. Many still use it today. By the time I started playing with Linux in 1995, or running my Web server with it in 1996, Slackware's slump in market share had already begun. I've tried a lot of different Linux distributions during the years since then, but until recently I had never tried Slackware. Here's what I've learned about Slackware while installing and using the recently released Slackware 10.2.

Open Source developers get a mighty app server

The WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) is a lightweight J2EE application server built on Apache Geronimo, the open source application server project of the Apache Software Foundation. WAS CE is the follow-on product for Gluecode SE that the Gluecode company always envisioned. Find out what this new Community Edition app server, which is 90% Apache Geronimo, means to the open source Apache Geronimo development community.

Stratus adopts Red Hat for new fault-tolerant Linux servers

  • Computer Business Review; By Staff Written (Posted by tadelste on Oct 26, 2005 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Fault-tolerant server specialist Stratus Technologies Inc has confirmed that it will introduce a new line of Linux-based general-purpose fault-tolerant servers in January running Red Hat Inc's Enterprise Linux.

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