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Mysql Hires The Brains Behind FireBird

MySQL has hired Jim Starkey, creator of the InterBase database, which later became the popular open-source Firebird database,in addition to scooping up Starkey's one-man Firebird-based company, Netfrastructure.

Bicol on its way to ‘open source community'

Legazpi City (24 February) -- That “the best things in life are free,” was proven during the Bicol Open Source Forum held February 16, 2006 at the Daragang Magayon Hall, Aquinas University in Legazpi City where a total of 150 computer users and ICT advocates from the government, academe and the private sector from all over the region convened.

Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit

The Penetration Tester’s Open Source Toolkit is a new offering from Syngress that primarily focuses on using the Auditor live CD. The 200605-02-ipw2100 version comes included with the book; if you have an IPW2200 wireless interface in your laptop, though, the 802.11x tools won’t work as it doesn’t include the proper driver.

'unsupported and bitter' Open Source Editorial

DriverHeaven just posted an open source editorial concerning ATi’s non-existent support of Linux. Panagiotis “Kombatant” Vagiakos details with some passion his frustration with ATi’s current (lack of) Linux driver support. Here is a quote for you:

Comment of the Day - February 26, 2006 - Microsoft Anti-Trust Settlements

  • Lxer.com -Article; By Gary Edwards (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 12:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features


My informal ticker has Microsoft at $14 Billion paid in settlement fees and fines for illegal activities.

Related to: Microsoft and Officials in IBM's Linux Hot Tub

Mysql to Fight Oracle With Fire(bird)?

MySQL will announce next week that is has acquired Web application technology firm Netfrastructure. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Netfrastructure's founder Jim Starkey will serve as MySQL's senior software architect, though exact details of what his position entails have not yet been disclosed. Starkey is considered a relational database pioneer. He has played a pivotal role in the Firebird-embedded database project and may serve to hedge MySQL against incursion from proprietary database goliath Oracle.

Fear and loathing: is open source a developer's dream or business

  • Computerworld New Zealand (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Wouldn’t it be refreshing if you could email the author of the software you use to ask questions about it? Open source software users do that every day, and would have us believe their software is all the better for it.

Microstrategy Certifies Open Source Databases

MicroStrategy, a worldwide provider of business intelligence software, has announced that MicroStrategy 8 now offers access to the most popular open source databases -- MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Eight from IBM: DNS phone numbers, SoC design, OpenLaszlo, SLP

IBM has published the following new technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its DeveloperWorks website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics, primarily related to Linux and open source system development. Some require free registration.

Vars Monitor Marriage Of Software Worlds

Microsoft’s partnership with SugarCRM and Oracle’s purchase of Sleepycat underscore the rising number of relationships forming between proprietary software giants and open-source companies. The merging of the once separate software worlds reflects mainstream acceptance of open-source software. But some observers and partners wonder if the two worlds are on a collision course.

Motorola Completes Acquisition of Kreatel Communications

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 7:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
HORSHAM, Pa. and LINKOPING, Sweden, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Kreatel Communications AB (publ). Kreatel is a leading developer of innovative Internet Protocol (IPTV) based digital set-tops. Kreatel's Linux-based solution extends into the application and middleware layers, allowing it to be used with a broad set of middleware solutions. This flexible set-top platform is a natural complement to Motorola's end-to-end digital video solutions. Motorola offers flexible solutions throughout the cable, xDSL, and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) video chain -- including network infrastructure, video headend and transport, industry-leading MPEG-4 encoding, and connected home devices. Kreatel's management team and employees will remain based in Linkoping, Sweden, and be integrated into the Motorola Connected Home Solutions business.

Debian Weekly News - February 22nd, 2006

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
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C Lessons for Beginners

This is something different, then your usual c language source. Lessons are ten days ahead of you already, so start following and get busy... Enthusiastic work of an idividual who's posting new materials daily.

Ajax and Mozilla XUL with JavaServer Faces: Loading Resources With ...

n our previous JDJ article - Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to provide application developers with rich, interactive and reusable components.

Clean Air, Open Code

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 26, 2006 3:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
Massachusetts might have been the FOSS shot heard 'round the world, but California may be quietly building pressure for an open source earthquake of its own. On the face of it, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is not setting the world on fire with its well-documented adoption of free open source software. It is using FOSS primarily in the back office, just like so many other governmental agencies and businesses. But if you dig just a little deeper, as shown in this Mad Penguin™ interview of the ARB staffers responsible for moving ARB toward a more FOSSy future, you can see that the seeds of more profound change gradually developing.

OpenSUSE team releases two betas in four days

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 3:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Development in the SUSE Linux camp continues to move along at warp speed. The Novell-sponsored OpenSUSE project released its second beta in four days on Friday with OpenSUSE 10.1 Beta 5. The purpose of this release is to smooth out many of the rough edges of Monday's Beta 4 release, the project said.

Systems Solutions, Open-Xchange Team on Turnkey Collaboration Server

The package combines an IBM xSeries server, the customer's choice of a Novell/SUSE or Red Hat server Linux distribution, and Open-Xchange 5 collaboration server. (Linux-Watch)

Open Source Systems Solutions Teams With Open-Xchange To Deliver ...

Systems Solutions Inc. today announced the availability of a turnkey mail and collaboration server designed especially for SMB to Enterprise clients -- giving customers with little or no open-source experience advanced email, calendaring and collaboration functionality at a low cost.

First call for votes for the GFDL position statement

  • Mailing list; By Debian Project Secretary (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Voting period starts 00:00:01 UTC on Sunday, 26th February, 2006 Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC on Saturday, 11th March, 20= 06.

Sun Snaps Up Aduva Patch Manager

Sun Microsystems reaches an agreement to acquire Linux and Solaris patch management software company Aduva. (Linux-Watch)

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