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New Mozilla Subsidiary to Cash in on Firefox Success

The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation has set up a commercial subsidiary to generate revenues from the popular Firefox and Thunderbird projects.

Microsoft, Google to tangle in LinuxWorld trivia game

Two tech giants -- Microsoft and Google -- have clashed head-on in a few arenas recently: over leadership in the Internet search market, over the use of open source software -- even over employees, like Kai-Fu Lee. Now comes the real test of superiority: The Golden Penguin Bowl. The open source trivia contest is set for Aug. 9 at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Novell's Jeremy Allison will host the event at 4:30 PM.

SA wine bottling co-operative turns to open source

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Western Cape wine bottling co-operative switches to a Plone-based laboratory information system to allow clients to track and manage progress. The code for the system will be released under the GPL later this year.

FFII Web site taken down

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by hkwint on Aug 4, 2005 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Legal troubles have led to the anti-patent group's hosting company pulling the plug on

Review: REALBasic 2005 for Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE; Story Type: News Story
RealSoftware's REALBasic 2005 -- the popular cross-platform interactive development environment (IDE) for Mac OS X and Windows -- is scheduled to debut for the Linux platform later this month, perhaps as early as the LinuxWorld Conference& Expo in San Francisco. For the past couple of weeks, I've been falling asleep each night to the glow of beta versions of REALBasic 2005 running happily on SUSE Pro 9.3 on my monitor.

Learn, shop, gawk at LinuxWorld San Francisco

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The summer edition of LinuxWorld takes place next week at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. Linux pros on the West Coast, or those heading there should find plenty at the show to keep them entertained and enlightened.

A Practical Approach to Open Source

  • IT Business Edge (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
With Maria Winslow, open source practice leader at Virtuas. Winslow is the author of "The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source" and writes an open source blog for LinuxWorld magazine.

Linux 2.6 kernel: Making Your First Hack

In this second of a two-part series, discover the organization of the Linux kernel source, build an understanding of system calls, and craft your own kernel modules and patches.

Linux influence to strengthen

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The next five years will bring big changes in how platform and operating systems are viewed, and Linux can potentially impact dozens of markets, technologies and vendors depending on its continued evolution.

Making Open Source Play Nice In The Data Center

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Novell pledges to certify applications running in high-performance computing environments on Hewlett-Packard servers and to offer technical support for users of JBoss Inc.'s Enterprise Middleware System.

Start-up targets open-source Web services

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 2:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some of the technical minds behind Web services protocols have launched an open-source services company, pulling in fellow open-source company Covalent Technologies as an investor.

Key bugs in core Linux code squashed

  • CNET; By Joris Evers (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Serious bugs in the latest Linux kernel have been fixed, a sign that the open-source OS is maturing.

Novell/HP tout high-performance Linux

Novell today unveiled its first validated Linux-based high performance computing (HPC) system. Conforming to Novell's Validated Configuration Programme launched earlier this year, the integrated system is based on HP BladeSystem servers, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, and additional components from Novell and HP partners.

Low-cost Linux PC debuts in India

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 12:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
India has introduced its first low-cost PC, according to a report at Designed by IT firm HCL Infosystems, Ezeebee Pride runs an unspecified version of Linux and is priced at 9,990 rupees ($225 USD) and includes all the basic features required for a first-time user, the article says.

Montavista touts native hard real-time Linux

MontaVista says the open source real-time Linux project that it founded has produced a full-fledged real-time kernel suitable for time-critical embedded applications on mobile handsets and telecommunications equipment. The Open Source Real-time Linux Project's patch yields 30 times better responsiveness than the current stock Linux kernel, the company claims.

FSF Announces Call For 2005 Award Nominations

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 11:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
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[1]). Last year's winner Theo de Raadt...

The Arrival of NX, Part 2

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Black Duck and Palamida plug-in to Eclipse

  • The Register (Posted by on Aug 3, 2005 9:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Eclipse
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.

Soucelabs Launches Open Source Stack For Java

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 9:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SourceLabs on Tuesday launched an open-source stack of applications for Java, and started offering support and maintenance subscriptions for IT organizations.

Debian Weekly News - August 2nd, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 8:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
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.

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