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Korean Government Websites to Support Mozilla Firefox

new guidelines in South Korea call for all Korean government websites to support Mozilla Firefox and Web standards. The Korean translation of MozillaZine, which Channy maintains, has an English language article about the Korean government's commitment to Firefox.

Rating System Will Evaluate Free Software

  • New York Times (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Intel and SpikeSource, a company that supports and tests corporate open-source projects, have devised a rating system intended to reduce confusion and guesswork in evaluating such software. The initiative, Business Readiness Ratings, is to be announced today at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore.

Rivals in open-source purity extend reach

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
New deals for both Black Duck Software and Palamida, which make sure open-source and proprietary software don't inappropriately mix.

Sun to expand open source moves into secure ID arena

  • Computerworld Malaysia (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems plans to open source its web site authentication and single sign on technologies through its newly created Open Source Web Single Sign On (OpenSSO) project, the company announced recently. Sun hopes the move will encourage Java developers to build more secure applications featuring identity management, according to a company executive.

Share calendars over the Internet with iCal

How would you like to add your favorite team's schedule to your personal calendar in Evolution or Microsoft Outlook, or download a calender that contains information about your country's secular or religious holidays, or other events? An Internet specification called iCalendar or iCal (RFC 2445) lets you import calendars published on the Internet and add them to your personal calendar. Even better, it lets you export your personal calendar so you can share it with others.

OSDL Extends Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Mike Temple Named As Lead Financial Executive.

Kaspersky debuts Linux antivirus in the U.S.

  • CNET News.com; By Dawn Kawamoto (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Products to protect corporate servers running open-source operating systems make they way over from Europe.

Novell launches Linux training programmes

  • Computerworld Malaysia (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 9:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Novell recently launched a new introductory Linux training course designed for academic environments, giving educational institutions a powerful new tool to promote open source training and students a new option for learning Linux.

Australian open source firm files Microsoft complaint

Australian Linux and open source consultancy Cybersource Pty Ltd has filed a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) calling on it to force PC vendors to offer hardware without Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system.

Study finds Asia/Pac to the fore in open source development

  • IDM.net.au (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 6:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Adoption of open source among developers in Asia Pacific is set to grow at almost twice the rate of North America, a study has found. Evans Data’s new Spring 2005 Asia Pacific Development Survey found that 47 percent of Asia/Pac developers are increasing their adoption of open source in the next year, while only 25 percent of developers in North America expect to do likewise.

Assess System Security Using a Linux LiveCD

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 1, 2005 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Want to assess security vulnerabilities on your Linux system without lengthy installation and configuration efforts? We introduce four packages -- Auditor, Whoppix, Knoppix-STD, and PHLAK -- that bring you that ability through the magic of LiveCD.

Unknown and misunderstood

  • Computerworld Malaysia (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
One misconception often to be found is equating open source to Linux. Linux certainly is part of the open source community, but it is only the tip of the whole open source iceberg. Open source can be found at the operating system, applications as well as database levels in the software hierarchy.

SCO offers to buy employee stock

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 4:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO, IBM; Story Type: News Story
The company, best known for its legal dispute with IBM over Linux, is addressing regulatory compliance problems.

Nero updates Linux disc-burning software

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 4:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nero released version 2 of a Linux edition of its software for burning CDs and DVDs this week.

Regular expressions and metacharacters

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most of us probably use regular expressions -- pattern that describes a set of characters -- every day without realizing it. Chances are, however, that you aren't really using them to their full potential.

Inkscape releases update to open source SVG drawing tool

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Jul 31, 2005 6:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Inkscape project has released an update to Inkscape, an open source cross-platform Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) drawing tool. Inkscape 0.42 "is the most feature-filled release to date, with an exceptional number of major and minor new features, usability improvements, and bug fixes," according to the project team. "While some of the new features simply fill long-standing functionality gaps, others are truly revolutionary," says the team, adding that "Inkscape 0.42 is one step closer to full SVG compliance."

Firefox gains kiosk lock-down extension

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Jul 31, 2005 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The popular Firefox Web browser has gained a kiosk extension, thanks to a contribution from Jevin K. Ramjattan, an intern at Symbio Technologies. The new kiosk function displays the browser in a locked-down mode that is useful for systems deployed in public locations like Internet cafes, libraries, and schools. Using the kiosk extension, administrators can limit end-user activities and reduce the threat of viruses and other security risks to local the network.

"Easy to use" Linux server distro achieve test release

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Jul 31, 2005 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The MEPIS Linux project has begun formal testing of a new version of its operating system, known as MEPIS SoHoServer. The test01 release of SoHoServer, touted as "a general purpose SoHo solution," is now available for download from MEPIS's subscription ftp server.

Is Microsoft driving freeloaders to Linux?

Is this the week Microsoft finally got serious about fighting piracy -- and could its efforts cost Redmond business? Redmond's decision to mandate a piracy check for all customers who want to download add-ons for Windows XP -- excluding security patches -- is designed to check what the company regards as rampant illicit use of its software.

Scalix brings mobile messaging to Linux

  • TechWhack (Posted by dave on Jul 31, 2005 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux surely is going places. Reports already claims that this Operating System is giving Microsoft Mobile OS a hard time in the small screen device market and now with the growing popularity of messaging on the move, the latest news would boost the user confidence in the Linux model for PDAs and mobiles. Linux-based messaging vendor Scalix Corp has reportedly extended its email and calendaring functionality to wireless devices.

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