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In a recent interview, ESR shocked a lot of people when he said, "We don't need the GPL anymore." Federico Biancuzzi contacted RMS representatives to talk about the past, the present, and the future of the GNU GPL. Among other things, they discussed the new clauses of the upcoming GPL version 3.
Recent weeks have seen a lot of cooperative activity between the KDE Accessibility Team and various other Free Software accessibility teams. The Free Standards Group Accessibility Workgroup, KDE Accessibility and GNOME Accessibility teams have now released a joint statement describing some of this cooperation. "We believe users who are persons with disabilities should be empowered to choose technologies from any and all environments which provide accessibility just as other desktop users today routinely use a mix of technologies from different desktop environments. Our goal is seamless interoperability."
Welcome to Security Alerts, an overview of recent Unix and open source security advisories. In this column, we look at problems in MySQL, umount, KDE's kcheckpass, GNOME Workstation Command Center, X.org, Squid, TWiki, ncompress, grip, Turquoise SuperStat, gtkdiskfree, and LessTif.
While some office suite users are still waiting for OpenOffice.org 2.0 to arrive, its parent organization has quietly released OpenOffice.org 1.1.5. The latest OO.o (OpenOffice.org) boasts several new features, not the least of which is support for importing OpenDocument documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
You don't need a secret decoder ring to use cryptography on your system--just some keys and a few tips.
Many people wonder how to make a living selling Open Source Software. If you feel slightly stuck, here's an explanation that might make sense to you.
Scribes is a text editor for GNOME. It is simple and easy to use. Scribes allows you to focus entirely on your tasks.
Hipatia, the NGO on knowledge share, will work for participants of Porto Alegre Forum, to say goodbye to Microsoft.
The kind of world that we will create is directly linked to the way we distribute knowledge and to the way we deal with key questions such as patents and intellectual property.
Release candidate of Version 2.0 is almost ready. In the meantime, new Version 1.1.5 supports the importing of OpenDocument documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
While Brazilians live with levels of poverty and violence that mark them as Third World citizens, they are emerging as trailblazers in the kind of high technology that's propelling many First World economies.
Online Pre-Registration Discount Rate for the September 26th Showcase Event Ends This Friday
Canada-based internationally vendor-independent organization advocating the use of Linux, Open Source and Free Software, through certification of Linux Professional Institute (LPI), has concluded plans to offer free certification at the two-day forthcoming Linux World Expo in the United Kingdom (UK).
"Open source" is almost as hot a buzzword these days as "dotcom" used to be. Unfortunately, that's not where the resemblance ends. If you screw up your open source marketing, the backlash can be pretty nasty. In our exclusive interview, MySQL's VP Marketing Zack Urlocker reveals how to avoid three most common open source marketing mistakes:
Mozilla 1.7.12, a security and stability update to the Mozilla Application Suite, is now available for download. Fixes are included for the international domain name (IDN) link buffer overflow vulnerability and the Linux command line URL parsing flaw. There are also other security and stability changes, including a fix for a crash experienced when using certain Proxy Auto-Config scripts. In addition, some regressions introduced by previous 1.7.x security updates have been resolved. If this description sounds like our article on Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7, that's because most of the fixes included in the two releases are the same.
If Inkscape were at the 1.0 release level, I could easily forget a reviewer's responsibility and gush about it like an adolescent in love. Fortunately, it is only at version 0.42.2, and has enough gaps in functionality that I can view it more sensibly. A Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) program, Inkscape faces a pack of competitors, including Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Macromedia FreeHand, OpenOffice.org Draw, and Xara X. Yet, even at its current early stage, Inkscape has already distinguished itself from the crowd. By focusing its development on the basic interface, objects and paths, and text objects, Inkscape already shows an awareness of interface and usability issues that makes it one of the most promising desktop free software projects of the last few years.
This article examines the critical role that older workers with extensive knowledge about legacy systems should play in maintaining, integrating, and replacing those systems. Based on his consulting experiences, the author describes effective techniques for discovering legacy system characteristics and leveraging the wisdom of experienced Older staff members.
Kontron is shipping a DIN-rail-mounted PLC (programmable logic controller) based on an embedded PC that primarily targets Linux. The ThinkIO PLC supports up to 64 modular Fieldbus I/O clamps from Wago, and runs CoDeSys (controller development system) "soft PLC" software from 3S Software.
Software company's decision to repurchase $200 million worth of shares follows recent, vocal requests for financial change.
Developers discuss whether Linux project needs to change policy in light of recent legal moves.
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