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Who can ignore Richard Stallman’s cry for freedom, and for free software? At least not the Election Commission of India, one of the pillars of Indian democracy.
With Stallman, the founder of free software movement, in India on a proselytising mission, the Election Commission (EC) has decided to uninstall Microsoft Office applications from its entire workspace and replace them with OpenOffice.
IBM Developers work has a tutorial on how to build an RSS reader using AJAX. The amount of code you need to write is scary (and this is not the complete code). Adobe Flex 2 plus a simple Java programming to support DB interaction allows you to achive the same functionality using A LOT LESS coding.
Well, it's been completed a few weeks now, but I've finally reworked the Connector/MXJ and Connector/J sections of the MySQL Reference Manual, which in turn means the Connectors chapter has been completed.
PC silicon vendor Via Technologies is holding a contest that encourages "girls" of any age (over 18) to hone their gaming skills at a world-class gaming facility in Sweden, where they'll be treated to some high-powered gaming training with Via's "girlz 0f destruction" gaming ambassadors.
EnterpriseDB, the start-up commercializing PostgreSQL, upped the ante against Oracle's pat hand at LinuxWorld this week when it announced the general availability of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.1
This week's remarkable deletion, from Wikipedia, of the useful colloquy "Enterprise 2.0" coined by a Harvard Business School professor (Andrew McAfee, pictured) and popularized by Web 2.0 Journal editor-in-chief Dion Hinchcliffe - has set the cat among the pigeons.
Willy Tarreau, the new maintainer of the Linux 2.4 kernel [story], released the 126.96.36.199 kernel. This is a security fix release for the 2.4.33 kernel. This is the first time a 2.4-series kernel is being released with 4 version fields. The fourth version field, introduced in the 2.6 kernel series, has now also been implemented for the 2.4 kernel.About this release, Willy says"As there were a few security fixes pending and 2.4.34-pre1 has not received enough validation, I've released 188.8.131.52 with the most important fixes.
Centeris announced that it has been selected to join Novell's Market Start program, which connects businesses to Novell-certified applications from proven commercial open-source and Linux-based software vendors.
Today, KDE releases a first developer snapshot of the upcoming KDE4 release. This snapshot is meant as a reference for developers who want to play with parts of the new technology KDE4 will provide, those who want to start porting their applications to the new KDE4 platform and for those that want to start to develop applications based on KDE4.
There is awiki page of all the presentations at the recent Linux World Healthcare Day presentations:'On August 15th, 2006 OSDL hosted the first ever Healthcare Day at LinuxWorld Expo. Below is a recap of the event as well as links to the presentations from Medsphere CEO Dr. Kennth Kizer, Joe Alexander - Bull's Director of Strategy and Planning as well as panel discussions moderated by Bernard Golden and Fred Trotter...'
Now that English-born Aussie Andrew Morton, Linux' second-ranking kernel hacker, has resolved what friends described as his US visa issues, he has "taken a job" with Google. In other words, Google is going to pay his salary while he continues to act as the 2.6 kernel's maintainer full-time.
In the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about Xgl, compiz, AIGLX et cetera. It seams that "Xgl" has become a synonym for fancy desktop on Linux - but noone seems to talk about the alternatives or how it all works. I have had a little look into this and am going to summarize it for y'all.
Developers call this project a "megaframework," because it is made up of several pre-existing subprojects.
XenSource CEO Peter Levine spoke with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney after his LinuxWorld Expo keynote about his company's partnership with Microsoft and other hot topics.
Why aren't there more female free software developers out there. In my attempt to find out, I decided to write a program and see what barriers got in my way. Most free software developers are men. Women are vastly under-represented in the world of free software. Being a woman, I wanted to know why, so I tried to do it myself. The first barrier was my inability to program in any modern computer language, so my first step was to learn a new one.
First I had to pick a language to program in.
Jim Morrison once said "You can't petition the Lord with prayer". To paraphrase that it I'd like to say "You can't address the OSS community", because it is much too varied to be addressed. What do you expect when you address the community like it is a company? That there will be a board meeting? That we will issue a press statement? That all of a sudden the community will change its corporate strategy? We have none of those things!
To be sure, this year's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo was certainly the highlight of many of the exhibitor's business year. The sampling we took on the show floor was uniformly happy — nay, giddy — about the attendance level and the traffic in their booths. As for the booths themselves, with few exceptions, everyone looked like they were offering some sort of open source solution. In years past, this was not always the case.
Embedian, a Taiwan based embedded board start-up, is shipping an ARM-based Single Board Computer (SBC) with embedded Debian Linux.
Were you to walk around LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week, for almost every person you'd see sitting, you'd see a laptop in front of them. And, if you're a snoopy person, like me, you'd also see that about half of those laptops were running Linux.
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