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EU Parliament finally says NO to software-patents

  • Europarl News; By Hans Kwint (Posted by hkwint on Jul 6, 2005 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
July 6th 2005 - The EU parliament finally has rejected the directive of 'in computers implemented inventions', called the software-patents directive in popular language. Of the 729 present parliament members, 648 voted against the directive, 14 witheld, and 18 voted in favour of it.

City of Vienna Chooses KDE

As mentioned on the official webpage of the City of Vienna: a customized version of Debian with KDE, dubbed "Wienux" was chosen as the official alternative to MS Windows for the 18,000 PCs of the city. It is up to the individual workers to choose if they prefer a KDE Desktop or a Microsoft based system. The officials expect that about 4,800 machines can run KDE in the short term. Additionally, K3b is the official burning application of choice for "Wienux".

Adobe fixes Linux flaw in Reader

  • CNET; By Dawn Kawamoto (Posted by dave on Jul 6, 2005 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Adobe Systems on Tuesday issued a patch for vulnerabilities found in Unix and Linux versions of its Adobe Reader.

Interview: Theo de Raadt on Industry and Free Software

From his home in Calgary, Theo de Raadt leads an international team in developing world-class software—and gives it away. Here, he talks with The Epoch Times about why he does it, about industry use of open-source software, and about dedication to quality paying off. De Raadt’s team makes OpenBSD, an operating system, and OpenSSH, for secure communications.

SuSE 9.3, my desktop OS

I have been using SuSE for quite sometime. I started out with Red Hat. However, the initial installations had problems with the graphics card of my notebook, resulting in poor stability and performance when using X. I switched over to SuSE at the suggestion of a friend and there was no looking back. I started out with SuSE 8.9 and with every release the distribution became more polished, and easy to use. I was running SuSE 9.2 and was eagerly waiting for 9.3 to be available for ftp installation. Detailed below are my experiences installing and configuring SuSE 9.3 on my HP Ze5155 notebook.

What the Heck is --Mark--? Learn Linux Logging

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dave on Jul 6, 2005 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
You hear it all the time: Monitor your logs. When there is a problem, check the logs. And it's good advice, because system and application logs tell you anything you need to know, provided you actually look at them and understand what they are saying.

Microsoft Developers Turn to Linux

According to a recent study by Evans Data Corporation, more than a quarter of European developers using Visual Studio .Net as their primary development environment have written an application for Linux, and more than a third are likely to write a Linux application next year.

Using Epeg Part I

The new software coming out of the Enlightenment project can do some pretty interesting things. In this article, a starting example of Epeg is presented. In later articles it will be expanded.

One fifth of Japanese businesses using open source OS

  • Computerworld Singapore (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The use of open-source operating systems in enterprise servers is growing in Japan, with companies citing low introduction costs as the main factor for adoption, according to a recent report by the Japanese government.

Sixth Annual Debian Conference

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 3:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The 6th annual Debian Conference will be held at the Computer Science department of the Helsinki University of Technology in Espoo, Finland from July 9th to July 17th 2005. Debian and Free Software developers from countries around the world meet for a week-long series of intensive development, seminars and workshops. It is highly technical in nature.

Open source Mule kicks for interoperability

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 3:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Following a raft of open source enterprise service bus project announcements in the last two weeks, the Codehaus-hosted open source ESB project, Mule, has called for coordination of effort between the various groups.

Open-source effort brings SystemC to masses

  • Design and Reuse (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Launching an open-source development effort isn't a pathway to riches. But for Mark Burton, founder of the GreenSocs initiative, it may be a way to bring SystemC-based tools and methodologies into the IC design mainstream.

Open up: State open-source effort might force vendors to change

  • Washington Technology (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Massachusetts and Rhode Island are nurturing an effort that might be the catalyst for widespread deployment of open-source software for state and local governments. The Government Open Code Collaborative already has released a half dozen sets of open-source code and is poised to develop e-government applications, officials directing the initiative said.

FC4 For All - A review of the latest Fedora Core

Every Fedora Core release outshines the previous one, Fedora Core 4 maintains this pattern with an excellent collection of the latest open source packages and improved performance.

Open-source Monitoring Software Trend Gains Steam

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 2:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nagios has unlimited configuration options, making installation and configuration complicated for administrators. Monarch is a configuration tool that enables system administrators to more easily and rapidly set up and maintain Nagios and GroundWork Monitor by allowing them to configure the system through a Web-based interface.

What next Linux Australia?

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Jonathan Oxer was surprisingly candid about the state of affairs at Linux Australia, the organisation he leads. In his July 1 blog entry, Oxer openly questioned the group's survival, pointing out the obvious -- Linux Australia is stuck in no man's land.

Debian Weekly News - July 5th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. David Nusinow announced Debian packages for X.Org that he also planned to upload into unstable. Norbert Tretkowski has built backports for sarge. Rajiv Battula has published a small review of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 in which he demonstrates how simple installing Debian has become.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 3

  • Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 3 of Fedora Weekly News

South Africa water commission dives into open source

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 10:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
South Africa's Water Research Commission(WRC) has chosen to use the open source Compiere ERP+CRM system for its enterprise fund management.

Open source could damage the market, says analyst

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 5, 2005 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open source movement could have a damaging impact on software innovation, according to a prominent market analyst. Bob Hayward, senior vice president and chief research officer, Gartner Research Asia-Pacific, told ZDNet Asia that software developers could be discouraged from creating new software because of the multitude of open source software available for free. This is further driven by major vendors that are making their software available as open source.

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