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Open-source programmer alleges Linux misuse

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 17, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An open-source programmer stopped by the CeBit trade show in Hannover, Germany, this week to tell Motorola and 12 other companies he believes they're using Linux in violation of the license that governs the software.

Town Hall on Electronic Voting

Just an FYI for your group. If anyone in this community is interested, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA 15) will be holding a town hall on electronic voting April 4th at Santa Clara University from 7-9pm. If people are interested and want more details please have them call 408-558-8085. The panel on 6 will include experts from the IEEE. Also if anyone is interested, we are supporting H.R. 550 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper record or hard copy under title III of such Act, and for other purposes. Among other things it calls for the opening of source code used in DRE's (electronic voting machines).

Linux is a PGA Tour winner

The PGA Tour, a membership group of professional golfers that is not affiliated with the Professional Golfer's Association, is making extensive use of Linux in its interactive Web site PGAtour.com and its real-time game tracking program, TOURcast. Because Linux has worked so well for them, they have had no qualms about migrating to Red Hat for their internal mail systems and intranet.

Linux is insecure, unscalable

Large enterprises should not use Linux because it is not secure enough, has scalability problems and could fork into many different flavours, according to the Agility Alliance, which includes IT heavyweights EDS, Fuji Xerox, Cisco, Microsoft, Sun, Dell and EMC

Sun's new licenses: "Closed open source"

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems inched closer to a full open source release of Java code Wednesday but, to the surprise of no one, stopped just short of such a landmark deal. Ultimately what transpired -- as explained to media members and analysts via conference call -- was that the Santa Clara, Calif.-based hardware and software company has merely fine-tuned its stance on Java licensing and is finishing up a trio of new, simplified licenses as evidence of its intent to simplify the legalities of enterprise application development.

Novell and IBM Team to Accelerate Application Development on Linux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Worldwide Effort to Provide Developers With Technology Resources to Expand Certification Process and Rapid Adoption of SUSE LINUX Based Applications

Unisys maintains commitment to hardware and open source

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by phubert on Mar 16, 2005 2:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"The message in the market has now changed, they've done consolidation, they're now looking at standardization. Our consolidation message has really changed into a migration message," he continued, adding that Linux is increasingly the standard platform customers are demanding to migrate to.

A moment of Xen: Virtualize Linux to test your apps

Xen is a paravirtualization technology available for the Linux kernel that lets you enclose and test new upgrades as if running them in the existing environment but without the worries of disturbing the original system. This article shows you how to install a Xen system that will give administrators a valuable sandbox for testing system upgrades (as well as a playground for running multiple virtual machines on the same Linux box).

You Can Run Firefox, But You Can't Take the IE Out of Windows

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 12:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
It's not Firefox's fault that some things, like Windows security, never get better.

Announcing KDE 3.4

The KDE Project ships a new major release of their leading Open Source desktop environment.

LinuxQuestions.org adds Officially Recognized Ubuntu Forum

LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that it now hosts an officially recognized forum for Ubuntu Linux, increasing its total number of participating distributions to twenty three. With the addition of Ubuntu, LQ now has participation from four of the five most popular distributions, as ranked by Distrowatch.

IE7 details leak onto web

  • The Register - Software: Developer (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 10:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Details of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7.0 are starting to emerge, and if the rumours are true, IE 7.0 will have tabbed browsing, a built-in news-aggregator, and could be integrated with Microsoft's currently-in-beta anti-spyware product.

Fortress Systems Releases SMGateway

  • Fortress Systems; By Steve Swaney (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 16, 2005 10:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Fortress SMGateway has all of the functionality provided by MailScanner and SpamAssassin plus extensions and enhancements to provide a simple web based interface for users and administrators.

Keynote opens door for Windows note-taking

By day, I'm a systems administrator, responsible for managing technology projects for my employer. By night, I'm a student, working on completing my degree. Both school and work require me to do a ton of research and take lots of notes. I have tried using many applications to help take and organize notes: OpenOffice.org, Microsoft Word, Vim, Notepad. Nothing really seemed to work for me, until I found Keynote.

Intel makes Linux PC program global

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Intel, which launched a program in November to make it easier for Chinese and Indian computer makers to sell Linux on PCs, has now made the program global, the company said on Tuesday.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show: Warren Woodford, founder of Mepis Linux

Warren Woodford, founder of Mepis Linux Discussing his linux distribution: reasons, philosophy, target audience, challenges, etc..

New Ways Offered to 'Open Up' Windows

Open-source software tools can come in handy for Microsoft shops.

Intel starts big reseller desktop Linux push

  • The Inquirer; By Jock McFrock (Posted by phubert on Mar 16, 2005 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
CHIP GIANT Intel - which could probably make a decent job of writing an OS if it had the will to do so - has started a major push for dealers, promoting the Linux operating system on the desktop.

Red Hat Magazine | March 2005

  • Mailing list; By Red Hat (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
This month's issue features a special section dedicated to the Red Hat Summit, June 1-3 in New Orleans. Browse a list of sessions you can expect to see, get Tiemann's take on the Summit, and read about a few of the speakers. Thanks to everyone who asked that we create an RSS feed for the magazine. We've been listening. It's now available, and we've even included an article about how to get hooked up to the feed.

Welcome to Linux!

  • http://www.tuxme.com; By Aaron Graves (Posted by tuxme on Mar 16, 2005 8:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
This is an article written by Aaron Graves and submitted to Tuxme.com: "Let me start by saying I know what you're thinking. This is all we need, right? Yet another “How I switched to Linux and it saved my life” story. Even I get tired of reading them. And yet, here I sit, writing one. What is my motivation, you ask? I'm not sure, but maybe we'll figure that out together by the end of this article." Read the rest here.

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