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The Death of Telephone Companies As We Know Them

  • lonien.de; By wjl (Posted by wjl on Feb 22, 2006 10:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Yes. And “The Death of Fiber-Optic Networks As We Know Them”. These are chapters in a book called the WiMAX Handbook, written by Frank Ohrtman.

Company to fund project, release source code for systems management software

Qlusters last month announced that it would release its Qlusters Resource Manager (QRM) software as open source and start a SourceForge project called openQRM to develop the application.

Innovation Hub hosts OSS showcase

1 April is the date set for an open source event to be held at the Innovation Hub near Pretoria. The event will include LPI certification exams, guest speakers and an open source technology showcase.

Widespread Linux Practice May Violate License; Study Addresses ...

A common practice among embedded Linux developers almost certainly violates the Linux license, according to research conducted by software attorneys Jay Michaelson and Christopher Holst. Wasabi Systems Inc., a leading provider of embedded operating systems, today released a white paper entitled Closed-Source Loadable Kernel Modules Violate the GPL, which is the second in a series of white papers focusing on the myths and facts about open source licensing.

Systems Solutions Teams with Open-Xchange to Deliver Easy-to-Deploy, Easy-to-Use Collaboration Server

Complete Hardware/Software platform with no open-source experience required

A Giant Must Be Slain As He Sleeps

"At this time, Microsoft may not be sleeping, but then again it may be. If nothing else, it is distracted and we have a chance to gain some advantage here. Microsoft finds itself in quandary and a series of legal distractions."

Ever talked to SCO? - asks IBM

Then tell us what you said

Palmsource's mobile Linux shows up on Chinese smartphone

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by tadelste on Feb 22, 2006 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mobile-Review and PDAExpertos have both published photos of a Haier smartphone running the Access Linux Platform (ALP) recently announced by Access and its subsidiary, PalmSource. The photos were taken earlier this month at the 3GSM Congress in Barcelona.

Linux Software Development Benefits Healthcare

  • WebProNews; By David A. Utter (Posted by tadelste on Feb 22, 2006 4:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A joint effort by WorldVistA and Windows-to-Linux developer firm CodeWeavers will bring a component of the VistA health records application to Linux systems.

Electronic record-keeping helps physicians and other healthcare professionals keep patient records as timely as possible. The fewer surprises involved in trying to diagnose and treat a patient, the better.

Chris Stone has advocated 'open-source' movement since 1980's

  • Lowell Sun; By TOM SPOTH (Posted by tadelste on Feb 22, 2006 3:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Sun
Q: What does StreamServe do?

A: When you get bills from companies, have you ever wondered why they're so ugly? You have no idea what it's for, but you owe them $345. The information that goes onto these invoices or statements comes from five or six different places. We take that information and consolidate it and condense it.

You don't want to get an invoice in the mail from Bank of America. Why can't they send me a (text) message with my balance? Those kind of things are really becoming prevalent in Europe. In Scandinavia, nobody writes checks. They look at us like we're a bunch of whack jobs over here because we still write paper checks. They trust each other. Here, nobody trusts anybody. We could learn from some of that.

LXer Looking for Best Linux "Up and Comers"

Is your company or organization a Linux startup or emerging business. Who knows about you? One of our missions involves finding "Up and Comers" in the open source and Free software community for our readers. We're looking for you and want to tell your story. Read more below.

Novell announces enterprise desktop security upgrade

Not to be outdone by one of its biggest competitors -- Red Hat Inc. -- Linux desktop maker Novell Inc. announced Thursday at the RSA Security Conference in San Jose, Calif. that it, too, is planning to bolster security for its Linux desktop.

Open Source Virtualization Project Builds Momentum and ...

HERNDON, Va., February 23, 2006 -- The OpenVZ project today announced that its website attracted more than one million hits in January - just one month after full production - as more businesses and individuals explore and contribute to the leading open source operating system virtualization project. Also, with more than 1,000 message posts, the OpenVZ support Forum has been very active with the user community.

New DHCP For Linux?

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by tadelste on Feb 22, 2006 1:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
A new DHCP (define) client for Linux is set to take advantage of an expected new feature in a future Linux kernel.

The new DHCP client is being proposed by kernel developer Stefan Rompf and will (when completed) automatically recognize when a Linux user has disconnected from a particular DHCP server and look for a new connection.

Samsung's OneNAND Driver Now Available as Open Source

SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics has said that it is making the driver source code for its best-selling and highest performing memory publicly available, a move that will make it sought after by designers using the new Linux 2.6 operating system. Samsung is providing designers of mobile devices and other consumer electronics with the basic driver for its highly popular fusion memory technology — OneNAND™ — not only on its own web site, but also through that of the Linux/Open Source community.

GoblinX 2006.1 Screencast

  • LinClips (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 22, 2006 11:55 AM EDT)
The GoblinX project has released GoblinX Premium 2006.1. The GoblinX Premium 2006.1 is the special edition created to be the main operating system of the goblin fan, our O.S. Replacement. LinClips takes GoblinX Premium 2006.1 for a spin in their screencast.

Review: Pixel Image Editor Gives Graphics Goodness

Pixel is a multi-award-winning, multi-platform image editor aimed at the Adobe Photoshop market. Dee-Ann LeBlanc takes this shareware app for Linux on a test drive to see how it compares to Photoshop and The GIMP.

Among Linux music players, Banshee really wails

Over the last few years, the number of Linux music players has mushroomed, providing a variety of applications to suit different people. I've tried several Linux music players since I started using the operating system, but none of them were perfect for my requirements. I recently tried out an increasingly popular music player, Banshee, and have found a new personal favourite.

GPL gets another brickbat--but where does the Sarbanes-Oxley problem really lie?

  • OnLamp; By Andy Oram (Posted by tadelste on Feb 22, 2006 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story


Honestly, I don't know how thousands of businesses can thrive on free software. They certainly wouldn't if they listened to the software industry experts. First there were all the claims (borne out by some real major failures in the industry during the dot-com bust) that there was no business case for making money on software that everyone could download, run, and freely alter. Now that free software is a well established industry, there comes a white paper by Jay Michaelson of Wasabi Systems, which got reported on by ITManagersJournal.com, NewsForge, and others.

Windows Finally Beats Unix, But Linux Is Coming on Strong

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Feb 22, 2006 10:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IDC's server numbers show that Windows has finally overtaken Unix in the server market, but what's even more interesting is that Unix is continuing to accelerate at double-digit growth rates.

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