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Project GNUtemberg: A free software print-on-demand project

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 22, 2005 11:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sometimes it would be great to have paper copies of a manual that was never printed, or whose publication stopped long ago due to lack of demand. On the other hand, printing whole tomes by yourself is slow, not to mention that the result is of lower quality and more expensive than a real book version. In some parts of Italy this problem is solved by Project GNUtemberg.

Larry Rosen et al. vs. OASIS on licensing

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 22, 2005 1:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Intellectual property attorney and open source advocate Larry Rosen has issued a call to action to the free and open source software communities on what is yet another battle against "reasonable and non-discriminatory" patent standards.

LinuxWorld Laughs

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 22, 2005 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: HP; Story Type: News Story
HP invents joke; IP Armageddon? Gates' Foundation in-Kleined to charity

Debian Weekly News - February 22nd, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Feb 22, 2005 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Manoj Srivastava announced that only one week is left for nominations for the upcoming project leader elections. In order to achieve international standards recognition, the LSB has been submitted to the ISO/IEEE.

Fedora Core 3 Installation Notes

  • Mad Penguin; By Stanton Finley (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 22, 2005 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
These instructions assume a dual boot Windows and Fedora i386 to i686 system with an nVidia GeForce graphics card, an "always on" LAN or broadband connection configured "DHCP", and at least 10 GB of free disk space for the Fedora partition. For the most part the steps should be followed in the order that they were written because certain programs must be installed and certain configurations made in order to facilitate later steps.

Create your own visualisations in Eclipse

This tutorial, written by the creators of the Visualiser, takes you step by step through the process of extending the tool to visualise.

Quantum GIS Community : Interview with Tyler Mitchell

  •; By Tim Sutton and Gary Sherman (Posted by timlinux on Feb 22, 2005 9:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
This is the fourth in our series of interviews with QGIS developers and users. Today we travel to Canada to meet Tyler Mitchell (known as TylerM on IRC). Tyler is the author of a soon to be released book on open source web mapping solutions.

GnomeMeeting: It's not just for video conferencing

I've finally gotten around to trying GnomeMeeting, the Internet phone/video conferencing tool written by Damien Sandras in 2000. GnomeMeeting, the open source community's answer to Microsoft's NetMeeting, works well, with good voice and video quality.

Tutorial: Inkscape: Vector Graphics For Linux

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Feb 22, 2005 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The GIMP is the favored graphics package for Linux and Open Source software users. But raster-based graphics are not always the way some artists want to go. Inkscape provides a vector-based Linux graphics solution for those who need it.

Beehive Forum .5 Online Community Software

Review: If you're running a small web site, and want to add discussion support, you need good discussion software. We take a look at Beehive, an open source, GPL licensed forum package that includes frame capability, similar to what you see on ExtremeTech. But does it have the features to help you manage discussions, not just offer them? Our own Jim Lynch takes a look.

Yzis Milestone 3 Released

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Feb 22, 2005 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The Yzis team is glad to announce the Milestone 3 release of Yzis, the fast moving vi-compatible editor from the authors of KVim. A lot has happened since the M2 release in August 2004: many new features have been added and bugs fixed, getting us closer to the full Vim feature set. Check for yourself on the screenshots.

Year-long Italian programming tournament announces winners

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 22, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The winners of the first Italian Open Source Contest were officially announced on February 9 in Milan, during the Infosecurity and Storage Expo Italia 2005. The competition, launched by the publisher of the Italian magazines Linux&C, Linux Pratico, and Hacker& C, put a lot of interesting ideas in the limelight.

SCALE3x reports: "BitKeeper is like crack! -- Larry McVoy"

Screaming fans, cheerleaders and streets blocked by the police greeted SoCal's Linux geeks last weekend. Admittedly the cops and frenzied crowds were there for the Grammy Awards and the cheerleaders were competing at whatever cheerleaders compete at, but the LUGs, commercial exhibitors, GNU/Linux and *BSD users and speakers couldn't help feeling special.

VA Linux issued a manifesto concerned with its stance on Open Source and Relationship with the Community

  • Japan Corporate News Network; By osmax (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 22, 2005 3:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. today announced that it issued a manifesto concerned with its stance on Open Source and relationship with the community. This manifesto, entitled "VA Linux: Statement of Our Commitments on Open Source Software", states how the company views Open Source and how it is going to take part in it.

Bare-metal server restore using tar

When my production Web server, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), began generating filesystem errors, I found my backup system put the ultimate test. My bare-metal restore saved the day for me. Here's how you can put a similar scheme to work.

Linux: Genetic Algorithm in the Kernel

Jake Moilanen released an updated version of his genetic library patches for the 2.6.10 Linux kernel. He notes, "the major change in this version is the introduction of phenotypes. A phenotype is a set of genes the affect an observable property. In genetic-library terms, it is a set of genes that will affect a particular fitness measurement." He adds, "now multiple fitness routines can be ran for each genetic library user. Then depending on the results of a particular fitness measure, the specific genes that directly affect that fitness measure can be modified. This introduces a finer granularity that was missing in the first release of the genetic-library."

Linux kernel to include IPv6 firewall

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Feb 21, 2005 9:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Firewall features already available in IPv4 will be added to IPv6 protocol in Linux, but not until later in the year.

Novell looks to extend open source reach

Novell last week at LinuxWorld outlined a slew of products that bolster its Linux product line and a batch of initiatives aimed at cementing its role in the open source community.

Open Source catches download stat fever

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Feb 21, 2005 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You may remember that at the height of the dotcom boom, various dotcom start-ups were claiming large volumes of website visitors (eyeballs), and the figures they gave, which were probably accurate at least within reason, supported ridiculous stock prices – until it eventually became clear that, eyeballs or no eyeballs, these companies weren't selling much. Then, all of a sudden, the apparently forgotten link between revenues and commercial viability was re-discovered and sanity returned.

Review: MSI K8T Neo2-FIR motherboard

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 21, 2005 9:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
With last summer's introduction of AMD's 939-pin Athlon 64 processor came a demand for motherboards that will support it. There are only a handful of boards on the market designed for the socket 939 Athlon 64 CPU that are equipped with an AGP 8X interface; the new trend is to use PCI Express instead of AGP, in spite of the anemic video card selection. MicroStar International's K8T Neo2-FIR offers the best of both worlds, accommodating new technology while continuing to support the old -- and it works great with GNU/Linux.

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