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Open-source Elixir

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Jun 27, 2005 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It slices, it dices, it waxes your car, it flattens your tummy, it improves your... well, it's open-source software, of course. Follow the money, and it ends up often enough on the open-source model these days, whether it's venture capitalists investing in startups or proprietary software sellers hedging their bets with an open-source offering. Sun looks like it will be the big open-source news of this week. But last week showed the range of companies and software categories that can't get enough of giving away software.

Open Source Support Services: An Interview with Kim Polese

  • Onlamp (Posted by dave on Jun 27, 2005 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kim Polese is a veteran of several key development projects and startups. At Sun Microsystems she was involved in the Oak project which eventually became the Java language. As an entrepreneur Polese, was CEO of Marimba, a company that pioneered automated change and configuration management of distributed computing components.

UK government tests open source security

The UK government's Central Sponsor for Information Assurance is sponsoring the testing of secure systems based on open source technologies including the Xen virtualization hypervisor and Security Enhanced Linux.

Linux RFID Reader Kit

  • Technology News Daily (Posted by dave on Jun 27, 2005 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A compact low cost RFID Reader Kit that can easily be expanded into a production environment. The newly launched Linux RFID Reader Kit includes a single board computer based on the Freescale Semiconductor PowerQUIC™ I family of processors, a PCMCIA RFID Reader module, and a Linux board support package and sample RFID application. The kit is designed to allow OEMs to rapidly prototype RFID applications and seamlessly move the prototypes into production.

Sun faces open-source swarm

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Jun 27, 2005 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems' top brass will grab the limelight at this week's JavaOne conference. But in many respects, Sun is no longer the guiding light for technology it invented.

An Easier Interface To Open-Source Management

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Jun 27, 2005 8:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
GroundWork introduces a Web-based tool that lets administrators configure management software without using command lines

Open Source Release For Sun's App Server

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 27, 2005 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems is quietly releasing the source code to the upcoming Java System Application Server, Platform Edition 9, under the GlassFish project, named after a semi-transparent aquarium fish. The company is expected to release the source code for its Java-based application server under a new open source license as it kicks off its JavaOne conference in San Francisco today.

Open source intellectual property fears rise

  •; By Robert Jaques (Posted by dave on Jun 27, 2005 5:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the wake of SCO's controversial attempts to claim ownership of key elements of the Linux operating system, industry watchers have noted that senior IT executives are becoming much more worried about open source intellectual property indemnification.

Linus Torvalds on . . .

The open source community, Keys to success for Linux developers, The value of education, Why he chose the penguin as Linux's mascot, His favorite Oregon activity, and Oregon beer.

DistroWatch Weekly: KNOPPIX 4.0 torrent, SUSE 9.3 ISO, Ryan Quinn of Symphony OS, Xearth

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jun 27, 2005 1:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 25th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! This issue focuses on some of the interesting events of the past week, including the war of words between the Linux and BSD communities, the failure of Lycoris as a business model, and the surprising revelation that the founder of Gentoo and one of the leading Linux personalities has accepted a job offer from Microsoft. We also wonder why SUSE does not participate in this year's LinuxTag, introduce a Debian sarge variant "with a human face", and tell you how to get the latest release of Linspire for free. The featured distribution of the week is INSERT, a tiny security and rescue live CD. Happy reading!

Lobby4Linux Hosts a Live Chat with DevTeam members of KmyMoney

Having used KmyMoney extensively, Lobby4Linux is excited to host some of the DevTeam members in a live chat.

Novell launches new training course to promote education on Linux

The course covers the objectives outlined by CompTIA for its Linux+ exam and certification, an international industry credential that offers proof of knowledge in key Linux areas, from networking configuration to directories to the Linux desktop and more.

Open Source Microfinance Banking Solution

  • Technology News Daily (Posted by dave on Jun 26, 2005 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP today announced the global release of an open source microfinance solution that is designed to change the way millions of people in the developing world access credit. The solution is being made available to developers – with no license fee – through a source code license or as user license executable code. This enables all players in the industry, especially smaller microlenders without the resources to obtain sophisticated software, to benefit from the core technology that was developed and tested by the consortium.

'bring and burn' open source software

  • OSDir (Posted by dave on Jun 26, 2005 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"The Freedom Toaster project began as a means of overcoming the difficulty in obtaining Linux and Open Source software due to the restrictive telecommunications environment in South Africa, where the easy downloading of large pieces of software is just not possible," says Jason Hudson, Shuttleworth Foundation project manager.

Conflict of interests of political party president in softwarepatents issue in the EU

25 June 2005 -- German web fora have been agitated by online discussions and news articles about apparent interest conflicts of Klaus Heiner Lehne MEP, who, as a coordinator of the European People's Party in the Legal Affairs Committee, strongly opposed all amendments that had any limiting effect on patentability or enforcability, and actively fought in JURI as well as in Berlin and elsewhere for widest possible patentability (which also means patentability of software). It now appears that Lehne works as a Brussels lobbying consultant for multinational corporations who are the main clients of one of the leading lawfirms for patent litigation in Europe, which is also itself involved in patent lobbying and closely connected to lobbying organisations. (Quoted from Interviews Joseph Cheek regarding Lycoris & Mandriva

  •; By Tim (Posted by tim1980 on Jun 25, 2005 4:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
What Follows is an interview with Joseph Cheek President and CEO of Lycoris and Tim Mullins founder and webmaster of regarding the recent acquisition of Lycoris by Mandriva.

Most Powerful 100 Open Media Players - But it was not what I expected!

  • AlwaysOn; By Tony Perkins (Posted by TxtEdMacs on Jun 25, 2005 1:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Want to break the lock on mainstream media? So do these folks, and they are inviting us to blow the business wide open.

MySQL Overview and New Performance-Related Features

  • informIT; By Robert Schneider (Posted by dave on Jun 25, 2005 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
With an ever-growing market share and a continual stream of new software and functionality, MySQL AB's products have made a dramatic impact on the technology industry. New versions, features, and functions are arriving at an increasing pace, but database designers, developers, and administrators might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of products, along with how frequently they're updated.

Knoppix 4.0 DVD - Like a Kid in a Candy Store

  • Onlamp; By Kyle Rankin (Posted by dave on Jun 25, 2005 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A totally new release of Knoppix was unveiled at LinuxTag 2005, Knoppix 4.0. This is the release that introduces the split between "maxi" DVD and "mini" CD releases. I've tried out the 4.0 DVD and let me tell you, I'm like a kid in a candy store.

To enhance Security, UK government Looking at Open Source

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 25, 2005 5:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Faced with rising IT security threats and needing a workable solution, the UK government is seriously looking at adopting some Open Source solutions, such as SELinux and Xen.

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