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LIC Migrates To Red Hat Enterprise Linux

New Delhi: Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will implement Red Hat Enterprise Linux across its desktops and servers. This will result in the migration of all its mission critical business applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, across all its locations in India and abroad.

Open Source EnterpriseDB Hires PostgreSQL Community Leaders

EnterpriseDB has hired Bruce Momjian, a well-known leader of the PostgreSQL open source community and member of the PostgreSQL Core Team, and Simon Riggs (pictured below), a major PostgreSQL contributor and an authority on PostgreSQL performance.

Death by Smiley Face: When Rivals Disdain Profit

  • New York Times; By Richard Siklos (Posted by phil on Apr 7, 2006 6:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Purpose-driven media, by the way, are even more common in the software world. The shining example is the Firefox browser that is available free for download and has emerged as a credible rival to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Offers Peek at Linux Labs

At the LinuxWorld Conference in Boston on Thursday, Microsoft announced the opening of a new Web site that will provide a glimpse into the company's once-secretive Open Source Lab. The idea of the site, dubbed Port 25, is to create a community for customers running mixed operating system environments.

Subversion v. Perforce. Collabnet replies

  • Reg Developer (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2006 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Bas Nijjer, director of UK sales at CollabNet, points out that “the BerkleyDB database wedging problem noted by Tim has been addressed by Sleepycat and the enhancement will come with the next release of Subversion”. He also claims that “enterprises are turning to Subversion due to its focus on web deployment from design through implementation”. Well, the ones who like web deployment probably are; and Subversion's open source roots are probably attractive in some circles too.

Open Source Zenoss Adds Monitoring of Windows Servers Using WMI

Open Source IT Management Project Makes It Easy to Monitor Windows, Linux and Network Infrastructure Within a Single Application

Mandriva to participate in ENERGy

  • Mailing list; By Mandriva Press (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2006 4:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mandriva
Mandriva to participate in ENERGy, a 12 million euros project aimed at creating a management tool for groups of systems with a "veille" of distributed security.

Open-Xchange Server Wins “Best Open Source Solution” Award At LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston

International judges reward innovative character of The leading open source collaboration server

Open-source BPM suite advances

Open-source Java specialist JBoss announced a major update to its jBPM business process management (BPM) suite at LinuxWorld in Boston. Sacha Labourey, JBoss chief technology officer, said new tools would plug into the firm's forthcoming enterprise service bus (ESB). "It's important to see how our projects fit into our overall service-oriented architecture [SOA] strategy and the JBoss ESB, which is an asynchronous bus that will have a plug-and-play architecture," he said.

Portland Project Ships First Peek at a New GNOME KDE World

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Apr 6, 2006 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
First Set of Common Interfaces for GNOME and KDE Linux Desktops Available in Technology Preview for Independent Software Vendors

Linux users unfazed by Apple's Boot Camp

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 6, 2006 8:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux users and movers and shakers at LinuxWorld in Boston were more bemused than anything else by Apple's surprise announcement that it will be supporting Windows XP on its Intel-based Macs, in addition to the Apple Mac OS X.

Ingres Prepares for Open-Source Market Push

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 6, 2006 7:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Ingres executives are gearing up to make a strong open-source pitch to enterprises that have been working with the relational database for years on multiple platforms, including aging Unix systems that are due for replacement.

HP Introduces New HP Open Source Integrated Portfolio

  • IT News Online (Posted by dave on Apr 6, 2006 7:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP has introduced the new HP Open Source Integrated Portfolio (OSIP), its offerings of hardware, software and services to simplify the integration of open source and commercial software. Designed to accelerate the adoption of open source software in data centers, OSIP provides customers with an easy way to deploy a wide range of open source, commercial and hybrid applications across Linux, Windows and HP-UX 11i environments.

Wind River Launches Trade-In Program for Companies Currently Shipping Devices Running MontaVista Linux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Apr 6, 2006 7:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
MontaVista Customers Offered Access to Wind River's Commercial Grade Linux Support and Professional Services

The unabridged selective transcript of Richard M Stallman's talk at the ANU

This is the transcript of a rather fascinating but a bit controversial talk given by Richard Stallman at the Australian National University.

Venezuela Promotes Open-Source

Groups of Linux users have been organizing fairs in other Latin American countries, and the Venezuelan government has signed on as a promoter. The technology ministry said the fair is part Venezuela's move toward "technological sovereignty, and taking advantage of knowledge for building national scientific independence."

Linuxworld: Watching wikis, communities and GNOME vs. KDE

In seven years of attending LinuxWorld conferences, I've witnessed its transformation from an IT Woodstock to an expo populated by Fortune 500 executives. Although the penguin has definitely changed out of the tie-dyed tee shirt and into a three-piece suit, LinuxWorld still turns heads as the heartbeat of this vibrant community. And, the latest installment has proven to be no different. Despite the presence of men in suits, this IT gathering focused on populist topics, and I'm going to talk about the hottest ones: the $100 laptop for every child; a fight between two free platforms; and wikis.

Linux Cluster Myth Buster: What Matters, What Does Not

  •; By Douglas Eadline (Posted by dave on Apr 6, 2006 5:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Information about HP clusters is hard to find. Not only is the market relatively small, but clusters are often home grown affairs that are off the radar screens of traditional market watchers. How then do we find out information on clusters?

Sometimes you just can’t buy out open source

In fall last year, Checkpoint announced its plans to take over Sourcefire, which sells Marti Roesch’s famous Snort intrusion detection & prevention system, for a sum of about 225 Million US-Dollars. Now, two weeks ago, after an investigation through the US government, the offer was withdrawn and the deal was cancelled.

Home affairs takes open source

The home affairs department has taken the government’s commitment to open source software to heart, with plans to install the Linux operating system at its 635 foreign missions, border posts and local offices.

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