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One of the things that you learn early when you blog is to ignore the flames, or at least try to. Lots of people will assume that you're a jerk (a/k/a you think something they don't), or that you have all of your facts wrong. They can often get pretty harsh about it, too. Still, you have to keep in mind that you're not going to always be right, and own up and take it in the chops like a grownup when you get called out.
Every now and again, technology companies make a deal that everyone likes. That's the case with Canonical Ltd.'s new partnership with Linspire Inc., whereby the companies will share Linux operating system and software distribution technologies.
Mozilla Corp. yesterday released the second alpha version of what will become its Firefox 3.0 Web browser. The release is the latest milestone in a plan to put the open-source browser in users' hands during the second half of the year.
As expected, JBoss founder Marc Fleury has left Red Hat less than a year after the Linux seller acquired his open-source Java server software company.
A group of networking experts has launched a project designed to give Cisco's routers some open source competition.
GNUmed version 0.2.4.2 has been polished and released !
For the impatient: Go grab your copy at wiki.gnumed.de.
Next to bug fixes and code cleanup this release has a nice selection of new features as well ...
We need testers. Let us know if it works for you.
LXer Feature: 20-Oct-2006
The BBC recently released its Public Value Test for "public consultation" with respect to its proposed on-demand services. The problem is that, while the EU has hammered Microsoft for using its monopoly unfairly, the BBC is poised to prop up the convicted monopolist with a Windows-only service.
There is a newer distro in town, gaining traction. Sabayon Linux is an installable, Gentoo based live Cd/DVD. It has the stated goal of being 100% Gentoo compatible. A lot of attention has been paid to the Sabayon brand. Theming is consistent and striking. Sabayon is one of the best looking distros I have used.
Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services, a $21 billion company with 30,000 employees, has turned to virtual servers running Linux to gain more control over computing power and expenditures.
The new group, known as the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), could well prove to be the missing link between standards and application interoperability that the open source market has been missing.
Premier event for open source, community and business draws leaders from Covalent, db4objects, EnterpriseDB, Funambol, Groundwork Open Source, HelmiTech, Intalio, JasperSoft, KnowledgeTree, Laszlo, Mulesource, MySQL, Ohloh, OpenLogic, rSmart, and SugarCRM
"I guess that my readers will appreciate this intolerable way of handling their code and contributions to Free and Open Source software. Don't worry, the entire community, from the BSD proponents to the FSF will never do this as well. Yet some people out there seem to think they are entitled to do it. "
PlaneShift, an Open Source MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Game) which is in a steady process of development just released another expansion of the PlaneShift
Learn how ThinWire, an open-source development framework can build Web applications that look and feel like desktop applications. These tutorials are designed to teach you how to develop rich Web applications using ThinWire and Java programming.
The European Commission has resisted efforts by Microsoft to make it abandon its report into open-source software, it was revealed this week. But the Commission was swayed into allowing a 10-day period for feedback before completing the report.
Last week I had to move (and therefore reboot) a machine running Debian sarge (stable) which has a couple of FireWire drives attached to it. Last time I did this it all came up beautifully of its own accord; sadly not this time. The logs showed the nodes being recognised by the ieee1394 module, but not actually being mounted.
Learn all about the history and prospects of AIGLX
from its creator and FOSDEM 2007
speaker Kristian Høgsberg. In an interview
he reveals that AIGLX is 'more or less just done', and he is now working on Linux FireWire drivers for Red Hat.
One is in france, and has limited capacity for non-debian-edu people left. Please let me know on what and with whom you want to work together if you want to take advantage of this opportunity. It takes place in temporal and physical proximity to fosdem.
Web hosting provider Verio will address the benefits of Linux Virtual Solutions to help businesses, developers and ISVs gain greater control and lessen IT headaches
[They are presenting there software solutions at SCALE 5x - Scott]
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