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Open Source Edition of OpenLink Virtuoso Released

  • LinuxElectrons; By ByteEnable (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2006 7:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
BURLINGTON, Mass. – OpenLink Software is now offering an Open Source Edition of its industry-acclaimed Universal Server, OpenLink Virtuoso.

Microsoft move an endorsement of Linux, crows Novell

A senior Novell executive says Microsoft's recent decision to support two versions of Linux in its virtualization software is a ringing endorsement of open source in the enterprise. “It's a tremendous message from them,” said Novell Canada CIO Ross Chevalier.

The business of Linux in China

  •; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by henke54 on Apr 12, 2006 6:30 PM EDT)
The contingent of Chinese companies at the conference was so strong that LinuxWorld held a special "Linux in Beijing" day, where different companies discussed how to boost the use of Linux on servers, desktops and mobile devices.

Red Hat Keeps Grip on Fedora

The company reverses its decision to turn control of the free Fedora operating system over to the Fedora Foundation. (Linux-Watch)

OpenSPARC and Which One has it Right?

Last summer, IBM set up Power,org, to promote its PowerPC chip as what it called "open hardware." This year, Sun launched the open source project around the source code for its Niagera microprocessor. But what does "open" mean in the context of hardware?

Linux: The Grey Borders of the GPL

Linus Torvalds first released the Linux Kernel in September of 1991 under a very restrictive license requiring that the source code must always be available, and that no money could ever be made off of it. A few months later, he switched to theGPL, or GNU General Public License, the license that has been used for the Linux kernel source code ever since. A recent thread on thelkml discussed some of the grey areas of legality where it's not explicitly clear what the GPL allows. Alan Cox [interview] was one of many kernel developers to offer some insights:

"The boundary of the GPL is what is called a 'derivative work'. This is the basic concept in law used by copyright and essentially asks 'is this work created in such a way that it is based on the original work in some meaningful fashion'. Its a complex area of law and only a lawyer can give definitive answers."

"The simple 'application for Linux' case is clear. The simple 'kernel modification' case is also clear. In the middle is the vague area that is for lawyers."

The Amazing Shrinking PC

Behold the OQO model 01+ tablet edition palmtop. It's a self-contained mobile PC system in a 4.9x3.4x0.9-inch metallic case, tipping the scales at a minuscule 14 ounces. If you need a fully functional PC at the absolute extreme end of the portability scale, this is the machine for you.

Fedora Core 5 ready for corporate desktops, reviewer reports

Red Hat's Fedora Core 5, which went prime time late last month, has proven to perform well in server and developer roles. Now, eWEEK Labs says, Fedora has matured enough to suitable for use as a mainstream corporate desktop.

In-fighting sparks in the Kubuntu camp

The German developers of Kubuntu – Ubuntu's KDE distribution – are formally protesting Canonical's commitment to the project, taking down the German Kubuntu site and sending demands and requests to Canonical through public mailing lists. goes wireless with Sendia buy

  • Reg Developer; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2006 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story is launching a hosted service bringing enterprise applications to wireless devices following its $15m acquisition of partner Sendia, announced on Tuesday. The hosted customer relationship management (CRM) vendor has announced AppExchange Mobile, which it said would allow more than 60 applications on the company's existing AppExchange service to be "quickly and easily" extended to mobile devices.

Bruce Perens on UserLinux and Ubuntu

Linux Format has an interview with Bruce Perens. Having founded the Open Source Initiative and Linux Standards Base, Perens is a well-known spokesperson for the Free Software community, and in this interview he discusses the problems with his UserLinux project, the rise of Ubuntu, and why figureheads are still important in the open source world.

Aggregate Optimization & Tuning Part II

n part II of a small research project, the kernel has yet to be tuned (but not too much :) and a few ideas regarding how to test the optimized bits versus unoptimized bits. On a side note, I did manage to trash a few kernels during the process which made things exciting. In the next (and probably last) portion the tests themselves as well a few concluding thoughts (and hopefully not more questions...).

Quixtar Wins IBM System i Innovation Award in Business Resiliency

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2006 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Leading online retailer honored for using IBM's System i to help achieve high website availability for Independent Business Owners.

Macedonian Install Fest 2006

The Тhird Install Fest 2006 organised by the Free Software Macedonia will took place in the Public Technique premises in Skopje this weekend (April 15-16) from 11:00 to 21:00. Apart from installing free software the visitors can attend lectures, participate in workshops, discussions and more.

Streaming audio from LinuxWorld interviews

  • (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2006 7:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Although it wasn't the largest confab of its kind, last week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston turned out plenty of news. This week, we're pleased to bring you several notable audio interviews from the floor of the event, courtesy of The Linux Link Tech Show.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 135:
We interview Nat Friedman from Novell
Voip with Gizmo and Ekiga
We review Fedora Core 5
Best and Worst in Show from LWE
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EST
Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams:

You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

Package management meets version control in rPath

rPath is a young company that is rapidly becoming a leader in package management innovation. At a time when traditional package management systems such as APT and dpkg or Yum and RPM are adding elements such as signed packages and plugins, and projects such as Autopackage and Zero Install are focusing on easy-to-use interfaces and giving ordinary users the ability to install desktop applications, rPath takes a top-down approach and focuses on simplifying release management.

UWB Standards MADness

  •; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2006 5:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The wireless space has increasingly been the site of bloody standards battles. In committee after committee, rival camps vying for victory creatie independent organizations outside the IEEE process to gather allies and cheerlead from the sidelines.

Performance Tuning UNIX Systems

  •; By William B. Zimmerly (Posted by idean on Apr 12, 2006 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Be ‘nice’ to your computers and examine some general guidelines for tuning server performance. A computer is like an employee who does tasks for you -- it's a good idea to keep from overburdening them. Keep this from happening by using the UNIX ‘nice’ command.

Debian Weekly News - April 11th, 2006

Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Martin Zobel-Helas [1]sent out an update of the [2]preparations for an updated [3]stable distribution. When this newsletter is released, the Debian project has [4]elected a new project leader. Congratulations.

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