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Open-Source Software Gets Vote of Confidence at OSCON

Google programmers say they support and use the Linux kernel, while Sun's COO discusses open-source Java.

Novell Takes Market Share Lead for Linux Servers in China

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Dramatic Growth Reflects Novell's Ability to Penetrate New Markets With Experienced Leadership, Comprehensive Partnership Strategy

Novell to make SUSE Linux open-source

Novell Inc. is planning to open up a version of its SUSE Linux operating system to users and developers, unveiling its OpenSUSE project at the LinuxWorld show next week in San Francisco, a company executive confirmed today.

Indiana Schools Kick Off Program to Provide Desktop Linux Computers to Every High School Student

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Linspire Linux Operating System and Indiana-Based Wintergreen PCs Tested and Deployed in Broad One-to-One Computer Plan

VIA fouls up, seeks forgiveness on open source drivers

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Maybe it all started with an innocent mistake, but poor open source manners from graphics hardware maker VIA on its drivers seem to be more of a pattern and highlight potential infringement of open source copyrights, according to the open source developers who work with those opened drivers with the Unichrome Project.

OSCON: Developers and testers as heroes

  • Onlamp (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The software developer is the hero of our day. This is not only because of what developers have accomplished, but because of their integrity and transparency. They can't fake what they do.

Bizgres gets down to business with open source BI stack

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 10:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A project building an open source business intelligence architecture for the PostgreSQL database has released core elements of its development stack. The Bizgres Project said on Wednesday that its stack consists of the open source extract-transform-load (ETL) technologies from Kinetic Networks, open source operational reporting, JasperReports from JasperSoft and a Bizgres data warehousing based on PostgreSQL.

End of Innocence for Mozilla?

Opinion: Perhaps the foundation is crossing a line from which it can never retreat by forming a for-profit business.

Linux "Jewel of the Week" Small App Delivers as Promised

Finding just the right application in Linux can sometimes be frustrating. Helios did some digging at Freshmeat and uncovered a jewel.

OSCON Day 2: The long tail and open source

  • Onlamp (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 9:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since Chris Anderson introduced the Long Tail last year, long tails have been popping up everywhere. Most recently, Kim Polese used the long tail in open source to illustrate the concept behind her new company Spike Source. Kim pointed out that open source software also has a long tail: The most prominent projects like Linux, FreeBSD, Apache, perl, python and Mozilla get a lot more mind-share and attention that the smaller projects in the long tail.

Programming Tools: FitNesse

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A wiki-based tool that lets developers and end users communicate efficiently about the code being produced.

PHP, Perl and Python on the wane?

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
PHP and Python have each experienced a 25 per cent drop in the last 12 months while Perl fell 20 per cent. Those not planning to evaluate or use either of the three in future projects, meanwhile, is growing - up by as much as 40 per cent in the case of PHP. EDC polled 400 developers in small, medium and large enterprises.

Symphony OS Alpha 4 Released

I am proud to announce the official release of Symphony OS Alpha 4. Alpha 4 includes the KNOPPIX version of the 2.6.11 Linux Kernel and an updated base based on Knoppix 3.9, numerous improvements to the Mezzo Desktop environment,

OSCON: Sun, Yahoo, Google -- and maybe you

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
After two days of tutorials, O'Reilly's OSCON Open Source Convention began in earnest yesterday by highlighting some unusual approaches to open source software development and use, including Sun's contention that OpenSolaris should be compared to Linux less on ideology and more on a technical basis.

Open Source Goes Main Street

Mozilla and the Debian Core Consortium are only two examples of a trend of open-source projects morphing into open-source businesses.

New Mozilla Subsidiary to Cash in on Firefox Success

The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation has set up a commercial subsidiary to generate revenues from the popular Firefox and Thunderbird projects.

Microsoft, Google to tangle in LinuxWorld trivia game

Two tech giants -- Microsoft and Google -- have clashed head-on in a few arenas recently: over leadership in the Internet search market, over the use of open source software -- even over employees, like Kai-Fu Lee. Now comes the real test of superiority: The Golden Penguin Bowl. The open source trivia contest is set for Aug. 9 at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Novell's Jeremy Allison will host the event at 4:30 PM.

SA wine bottling co-operative turns to open source

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Western Cape wine bottling co-operative switches to a Plone-based laboratory information system to allow clients to track and manage progress. The code for the system will be released under the GPL later this year.

FFII Web site taken down

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by hkwint on Aug 4, 2005 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Legal troubles have led to the anti-patent group's hosting company pulling the plug on

Review: REALBasic 2005 for Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE; Story Type: News Story
RealSoftware's REALBasic 2005 -- the popular cross-platform interactive development environment (IDE) for Mac OS X and Windows -- is scheduled to debut for the Linux platform later this month, perhaps as early as the LinuxWorld Conference& Expo in San Francisco. For the past couple of weeks, I've been falling asleep each night to the glow of beta versions of REALBasic 2005 running happily on SUSE Pro 9.3 on my monitor.

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