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MontaVista Software Inc. and PalmSource Inc. have joined each others' partner programs and are teaming up to "help further accelerate the development of next generation Linux-based mobile phones," the companies announced today. They plan to "leverage their collective expertise to create integrated solutions for handset vendors and mobile operators looking to build Linux handsets
ObjectWeb, an international nonprofit consortium of companies and research organizations who have joined forces to produce next-generation open source middleware, today announced that ObjectWeb is the only nonprofit organization to be evaluated in two reports published by Gartner (http://www.gartner.com
Excerpts from the Deposition of SCO employee Erik W. Hughes [PDF]. Hold on to your hats. He confirms that the Linux Kernel Personality did indeed include Linux kernel code, and as a result, both UnixWare 7.1.2 and 7.1.3 included Linux kernel code until May of 2003
Q: So until May of last year, Unix -- those two UnixWare 7 releases included the Linux kernel?
A: That's correct.
-- PalmSource joins Mobilinux Open Framework Partner Program
Within next five years, half Oracle's customers may be running Linux, says Oracle President Charles Phillips.
The buzz over breaking the Windows stronghold has died down considerably, but it hasn't been silenced.
"Free software needs free documentation." With this preamble, the Free Software Foundation released the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL) in March 2000. Even with a revision in November 2002, the license has had mixed reviews in the free and open source communities, especially when compared to the widespread enthusiasm for the GNU General Public License (GPL). Some accept the FDL with a few reservations, while others reject it as not being free enough. Both attitudes seem likely to persist at least until the license's next revision.
OpenExchange's product, long tightly tied to Novell's Suse Linux, adds a version for rival Red Hat's OS.
STRONG FOOTING. Any discussion of open-source software and the law begins with software licenses. The GNU General Public License (GPL) is the world's most widely used open-source software license. It continues to be a very good license for different kinds of software. The competitors to Linux and open source always stress the risk that users and companies face if they use this software to run their business. You may be surprised to learn that the GPL has never been successfully challenged in court since it was introduced in 1991. That's a very good thing to know if your business runs Linux.
Proponents of free software are protesting the planned appointment of Boyden Gray as the US's ambassador to the EU because he was a lobbyist for Microsoft in the antitrust case against the software vendor. In particular, they fear that Gray will once again stand up on behalf of Microsoft in the antitrust proceedings again to the vendor's business practices in Brussels.
Darl McBride posted an "open letter" touting OpenServer 6 as the world's most powerful, secure and cost-effective UNIX, a scion of the True Unix Vine, yadda yadda. Here's a point by point trashing^Wresponse.
The progress of the Linux kernel is now focused into three developmental"trees," which balance technological progress and bug fixes. The new approach is bearing fruit, say open-source developers and founder Linus Torvalds.
It's a common story: You leave the comfortable confines of the university computer lab, where you've become accustomed to your Unix/Linux cocoon over the past four years. You're been thrust into the cold, hard reality of your first real job, where you are left to fend for yourself in the unfamiliar, and subjectively unfriendly, environment of Windows. Your handy shell scripts no longer do your bidding, all the useful tools to which you've become accustomed are nowhere to be found, and just where the heck do they hide /usr/bin on these machines, anyway?
Open-Xchange Server 5 Brings Commercial Support, Maintenance and Connectors To Leading Linux Operating Environment
Time to register for Ohio LinuxFest! The Greater Columbus Convention Center has been secured for the event. Reminder: Speaker registration has been extended to August 15, 2005. If you live in or near Ohio (Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia), you should consider going to the event. Even organizers are asking that you forward this announcement to your LUG members and friends.
Despite today's impressive array of media PCs, low-latency frameworks, and revolutionary gold-plated sound cards, most people still prefer to watch television and movies from the comfort of their living rooms rather than in front of a computer monitor. Thus, for computer-acquired video, conversion to a video disc is often the order of the day. That's a task for tovid, a free suite of open source tools to make that trip from the hard drive in one room to a DVD player in another completely painless.
Open source visionary Brian Behlendorf talks about OSS in the enterprise.
This year's 32nd issue of DistroWatch Weekly. plus a section on tips and tricks with Konqueror and Kate.
Only about 2% of the thousands of developers working on open-source software projects are women, a number that women already involved in the open-source movement want to see increased.
IBM plans to make its enterprise search middleware, designed to facilitate searches of unstructured data, available as open-source code. It's called Unstructured Information Management Architecture, and IBM says more than 15 knowledge-management companies intend to support it as a standard framework. The company also is wedding the latest iteration of its WebSphere Information Integrator OmniFind Edition with UIMA. Its goal is to make enterprise search results more relevant and make it easier to apply third-party analytics software.
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