The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU project today announced the request for nominations for the 2005 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software. This award is presented to a person who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom (as defined in the Free Software Definition). Last year's winner Theo de Raadt...
This is the second in a seven-part series written by FreeNX Development Team member Kurt Pfeifle about his involvement with NX technology. Along the way, he gives some basic insight into the inner workings of NX and FreeNX while outlining its future roadmap. Much of what Kurt describes here can be reproduced and verified with one or two recent Knoppix CDs, version 3.6 or later. A working FreeNX Server setup and the NoMachine NX Client has been included in Knoppix now for over a year.
Software licensing specialists Palamida and Black Duck Software are bringing IP compliance to application development tools built using the open source Eclipse framework. Palamida announced Tuesday plans for a plug-in to Eclipse for its IP Amplifier product, which consists of a compliance library and detector used to identify software licenses in companies' code.
SourceLabs on Tuesday launched an open-source stack of applications for Java, and started offering support and maintenance subscriptions for IT organizations.
Welcome to this year's 31st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Geert Stappers noted that the twelfth birthday of the Debian project will take place this month. Simon Wright reported that the Debian swirl is shipped as standard brush in a proprietary commercial drawing program.
Novell is opening SuSE Linux to community-based development, sources say, with a model similar to Red Hat's recent move with Fedora.
Embedded Developers Can Configure and Order Custom Linux Distributions for Designs Targeting PowerPC, Intel, MIPS and ARM Using Web-based Configuration System
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On August 3rd, 2005, the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit public benefit software development organization, launched a wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. The Mozilla Corporation is a taxable subsidiary that serves the non-profit, public benefit goals of its parent, the Mozilla Foundation, and will be responsible for product development, marketing and distribution of Mozilla products.
With a list of visitors that includes the likes of Lawrence Lessig and British track star Kelly Holmes, the small town of Potchefstroom in South Africa is attracting significant attention for its innovative use of open source software in building local skills.
Howdy James. You recently gave an interview to ComputerWorld Australia's Rodney Gedda. I'm curious about some of the statements you've made in that piece. For brevity & simplicity's sake, I'll iterate through them in point form.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., August 3, 2005–– The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit public benefit software development organization, today announced it has formed a wholly owned subsidiary company to be known as the Mozilla Corporation. The Mozilla Corporation is a taxable subsidiary that serves the non-profit, public benefit goals of its parent, the Mozilla Foundation, and the vast Mozilla community. It will continue to leverage resources from diverse sources to create and distribute great open and free-of-charge end-user products -- such as the popular Mozilla Firefox Web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird email client -- that promote choice and innovation on the Web.
Novell is renaming SUSE Professional and releasing it as 100% open source. Novell spokesman and director of public relations Bruce Lowry says his company is "pushing" to make SUSE Linux available to anyone who wants it. According to sources close to the company, SUSE Professional is to be rebranded as OpenSUSE.
In a recent review article of SUSE 9.3 Professional, I discussed the advantages of using a common distribution to administer CUPS and more easily share a locally attached printer across a LAN. A reader comment about using a network-ready printer instead made me consider that alternative for multi-OS environments where a common platform is not a possibility. I am now the proud owner of a Deskjet 6840, a color inkjet printer by Hewlett-Packard (HP).
Novell and HP Offer Joint Vendor Testing of Complex Clustered Linux-based Stack to Offload Burden from Customers, Ease Their Ability to Deploy
Intellectual property compliance software firm Black Duck has signed deals with two major open source resources, SourceForge.net and the Eclipse Foundation.
A new rating system designed to make open-source applications less of a leap of faith and offer nervous corporations something of an application track record debuted on Monday at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. The proposed open-source rating standard, Business Readiness Ratings (BRR), is being sponsored by Carnegie Mellon West Center for Open Source Investigation, O’Reilly CodeZoo, SpikeSource, and Intel.
Moving on with Epeg, using a source directory of images to either create or update a thumbnail directory.
Welcome to our issue number 7 of Fedora Weekly News
Where are we heading with todays software development model ?