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DebConf5 Press Release

  • Mailing list; By (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
The 6th annual Debian Developers Conference (DebConf) will be held in Helsinki, Finland from July 9th to July 17th 2005. Its target audience is Debian developers, though Debian users are welcome to attend as well. The event is based around talks, workshops, demos, coding parties and discussions. It is highly technical in nature.

Google to buy Mozilla?

Everyone has been speculating, but will Google finally make the move to purchase Mozilla's FireFox? Some say Google is secretly developing its own browser, but why would it? Google is a constant "plug" for FireFox and everything it offers

The SME Guide to Open Source

  • eBCVG (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 5:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The general view of open source software is that it is free; however, as with many things in business, information technology is never that easy. Switching to open source needs to involve careful planning and consideration of the business benefits and potential downsides to such a migration.

HP leads worldwide Linux server market

  • Strategiy (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than 1 million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45 percent more than any other major hardware vendor.

Debian Weekly News - June 28th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 26th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Rafael Laboissiere wondered if bug reports for woody can now be closed, but Frank Lichtenheld added that they should be kept if they are security related and that others may be usefull to prevent others from reporting them again. Martin F. Krafft announced his new book that was introduced at LinuxTag.

Grokster and Open Source: Will Open Source Force the Court to Confront Sony?

  • Corante; By Ernest Miller (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
What the heck does the Grokster decision mean for open source? I suspect that we are likely to find out. Up to now Hollywood has been satisfied in going after the commercial purveyors of P2P filesharing software. Undoubtedly, following the Grokster decision, they will continue to do so. However, that will not halt the use of P2P programs. As the commercial systems are shut down, it is likely that users will migrate to open source P2P projects. Indeed, a switch to various open source programs, such as BitTorrent, is already well under way.

Nvu 1.0 Released - Latest Version of Popular Open Source Web Publishing Tool Now Available at

  • Mailing list; By "Linspire"<> (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 2:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linspire
New WYSIWYG Web Editor Has Improved Flexibility, Ease-of-Use

Mandriva to support top European insurance company MACIF

Mandriva today announces a new support contract with MACIF, a major personal insurance company in Europe, with a total of 4.5 million subscribers.

Pulling The Covers Off Linux PAM (Part 2)

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In part 1 of our look at Linux PAM, we learned how to remove the annoying failed-login delay, lock out users who have too many failed login attempts and how to set a restrictive fallback configuration. Today we'll look at Linux distribution differences, dig into the module types, what order to put things in, and what the different options mean. You should have part 1 handy so you can refer to the examples.

Norway goes open source

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Norwegian Minister of Modernisation, Morten Andreas Meyer, has promised that his government will stop using proprietary software and transfer to open source. Speaking at the eNorge 2009 conference Meyer outlined an initiative to digitise government relations. This includes a commitment that all public institutions will plan the introduction of open source systems by next year.

CEO sees great things for Linux Networx

  • Salt Lake Tribune (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Riding herd on his family's northeastern Nevada ranch, a young Bobby Ewald's curiosity often soared above the dust of cattle drives and beyond the high desert's hazy horizons. "I've always had an inquisitive mind," he says. "I just want to know how it works, why things are the way they are." Today, that need to know has driven Ewald not to a life in the saddle, but to the CEO's chair at Utah's Linux Networx, a leader in the supercomputer industry.

FlameRobin V0.2.5 is released

FlameRobin is an open source, lightweight and cross-platform GUI administration and management tool for the Firebird database. FlameRobin V0.2.5 Alpha is available for download.

Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9

There was a time when Asteroids, Duran Duran, and Novell NetWare were all the rage. That time, sadly for some, has passed. When we last reviewed a Novell server offering, it was the aging NetWare platform, and we complained loudly about its shortcomings. But Novell's recent moves to embrace Linux are impressing us.

Open-source projects get free checkup by automated tools

  • Security Focus (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
More open-source software projects are gaining the benefits of the latest code-checking software, as the programs' makers look to prove their worth.

Sun's desktop demise proves open source's power

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun's stepped back from Linux on the desktop, but you can never shut down open source

Practical Manager's Guide to OSS

  •; By Chris Bergeron (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 29, 2005 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Maria Winslow's "The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source" doesn't just illustrate different solutions that can be created with OSS. It allows readers to determine for themselves what problems OSS will solve and at what gain. We take a look at what the book has to say about Open Source ROI

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Linux desktop publishing, Dan learns a thing or two in South Carolina, Grokster, Update on our Asterisk server, Where in the world is Sean Parsons?, And much, much more

Latin America's free software revolution challenges U.S. corporate domination

  • Guerrilla News Network (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 6:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In 2002, then-U.S. ambassador to Peru John Hilton delivered a threatening letter to the Peruvian congress on behalf of a powerful American special interest. The letter stated that the Microsoft Corporation and its chairman Bill Gates disapproved of Peruvian politicians debating a proposed law, Special Bill 1609, which favored the use of free software in its government ministries. Hilton warned its passage would harm U.S.-Peru relations. The bill was quietly dropped after then-Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was invited by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates to personally receive a donation for a Toledo controlled Peruvian foundation.

OpenOffice 2.0 Beta Review

  •; By Visnu (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 29, 2005 5:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I have been exploring the use of free Open Source software as an alternative to Microsoft Software for quite some time now. I have been using Open Office for about 8 months now for my word processing needs. In a nutshell I am satisfied. Last week the version 2.0 was released, I downloaded it as soon as it was made available, on first view, even though the key functionality in version 2.0 Beta remains largely intact, it promises dozens, possibly hundreds, of changes.

New Fedora core something to crow about

Finally Fedora Core 4 (FC4) has been released, and its time to get rid of the broken FC3. It took me about an hour to upgrade from FC3 to FC4 (codenamed Stentz) but it did not immediately fix anything – the menu was confusing, missing some icons and so on.

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