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Care2x version 2.2 released

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Kaloyan Raev (Posted by dcparris on Aug 2, 2006 7:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux, MySQL
Care2x is an open source web-based hospital information system (HIS). The development of Care2x started back in 2002 by Elpidio Latorilla. The software is released under the GNU General Public License. The latest version 2.2 is maintenance release. The most noticeable things it features are:New graphical installer (based on MirrorMed's installer).MySQL 5 support.Main menu visibility according to the user's permissions.Improved Arabian and Italian translations.Improved Turkish ICD10.

A Five Minute Guide to Opposing DRM

I've been covering the Free Software Foundation'sDefective By Designcampaign against Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies since its planning stages. Starting from scratch, in less than three months, the campaign has grown to 7000 members. This number is impressive, especially since the campaign introduces a degree of activism previously unknown in the free and open source software communities. What strikes me, though, is that, for all the loathing of DRM, how rarely the reasons for opposing it are spelled out. In some cases, the reason may be that people consider them too obvious to be worth mentioning, but, too often when I've probed, people haven't even heard of the possible objections. These objections begin with the fact that the case for DRM has yet to be made, and continues with arguments about consumer rights, privacy, competitiveness, and industry standards.

Final thoughts on OSCON - with video!

The eighth annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention wrapped up Friday with a half day of talks and a farewell address by Eben Moglen, general counsel for the Free Software Foundation and chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center, on the importance of software licenses. Moglen's talk provided a perfect end to an excellent conference.

Bi Tools: Future of Eclipse Open Source?

  • E-Commerce Times; By Paul Krill and Ephraim Schwartz (Posted by dcparris on Aug 2, 2006 4:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Eclipse
Actuate's use of open source to enhance its own closed-source wares is fair play, according to Keith Gile, principal analyst at Forrester Research. "If all a developer wants is BIRT, then that is available for download with no strings attached."

Power-based Virtualization Receives Security Certification

IBM's virtualization technology has achieved one of the computer industry's most stringent security certifications. The Common Criteria's Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) is one of the highest levels of security certification for logical partitioning.

Knoppix Linux On USB

There's no mistaking the practical purpose behind a bootable live-demonstration Linux distribution for on-the-go technicians. As avid consumers of modern technology, many of us enjoy exercising our electronic toys as much as our minds. However, we sometimes lack the software tools necessary to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve problems as they arise. This article provides a gentle introduction to how a simple Knoppix configuration can become an indispensable item in a mobile technical toolkit.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Beta 1 "Thor"

The first beta version of Mandriva Linux 2007 has been released !

Available in four different flavours live/install CDs (KDE or GNOME, i586 or x86_64) or in a whole new dual architecture Installation DVD, get a glimpse of the next Mandriva Linux 2007 edition !

Note that not all of the new features have been implemented yet and that a beta version is not bug-proof, on the contrary. This is why we strongly encourage everyone to test and report any bugs or surprises they may encounter.

Avoid the five most common PHP database problems

Databases are powerful tools, and -- like all powerful tools -- they can be abused if you don't know how to use them properly. Here are the five most common problems in database design, in the PHP code that accesses databases, and how to avoid them.

Linux: New v2.4 Kernel Maintainer

Recently releasing the 2.4.33-rc3 kernel, Marcelo Tosatti [interview] also announced a new 2.4 Linux kernel maintainer, "Willy Tarreau has stepped up to maintain the mainline v2.4 tree, and will do so starting from v2.4.34. He has devoted great effort to help maintenance for the past few years. His -hotfix tree is quite popular amongst v2.4 users, for instance. I feel very confident in his competence for the job, knowing his good common sense and great technical/communication skills." Willy began maintaining his -hf patchset against the stable 2.4 Linux kernel in February of 2005 [story].

In response to Marcelo's announcement, Willy replied, "hmmm... Like I once told you, I felt like you were trying to sell me your car, but you seem to have maintained it in very good state so I am confident it will not break after a few miles. I still hope that if I have any problem with it, you will come with your breakdown truck to rescue me :-) I hope I will get criticisms if I do things wrong. It's frustrating to work without feedback (either positive or negative)."

Linuxgenius, LLC Launches UnixCBT Featuring Solaris 10 Edition ...

LinuxGenius, LLC, the makers of the popular LinuxCBT Open Source training series, is proud to release: UnixCBT featuring Solaris 10 Edition.

Christmas for developers

Source code addicts are getting their fixes better than ever. Google has launched a code repository, prompting grand-daddy Sourceforge.net to zoot up its offering, while new search engine Krugle offers a new way to find code.

How to...assess open source storage software

Thousands of users are deploying open source storage software in an effort to avoid pricey proprietary products such as array clustering and disk eraser applications and to get some long-term protection through the availability of source code.

Tackling Apache zombies

Myths and legends laid to rest The net is full of Apache knowledge. Tips and tricks, discussion fora, experts of all kinds, and innumerable "how-tos" and tutorials on a range of subjects. Some of these are worth reading; others may be otherwise.

[Don't be fooled by the word "zombie". It's about .htaccess, AddType, Limit and case-sensitivity in URLs. Dumb headline. -- grouch]

How to ensure a winning implementation on your campus.

[Nate Angell] is an active member of open source communities including Sakai, Open Source Portfolio, and the web content management platform Drupal. Angell and members of Portland State’s team regularly help other campuses and institutions implement enterprise open source technologies. Here, Angell offers a number of intelligent ways to help open source implementations succeed.

23 Aug: Fourth International Conference On

Monday, July 31, 2006: India will host the Fourth International GPLv3 Conference in Bangalore on 23 and 24 August 2006. A part of the world-wide drive to create awareness about the upcoming version three of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3), the two-day conference is expected to draw delegates from across the communities -- legal, bureaucrat and academia. While the first day will see Richard M. Stallman and Eben Moglen, the original architects of the GPLv3 license, communicating latest updates on the GPLv3 final draft, the second day holds panel discussions on localisation, awareness and adoption of GPLv3 and threat of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM).

Tip of the Trade: Postgrey

  • Server Watch; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Aug 2, 2006 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
Admins, as a general rule, spend far too much time and energy trying to keep spam out of the networks. Until technology is developed to reach out and touch spammers — forcefully — spam will be an unfortunate and expensive fact of life. Fortunately, some simple hacks can be applied at the server level to derail a significant amount of spam. For Postfix admins, for example, there is the Postgrey Greylisting Policy Server.

Linux to get reliable NTFS write support

Linux has had NTFS support for many years now, but as a reverse engineered filesystem, progress hasn’t exactly been fast.

Firefox Flaws Exposed by Hackers

A Mozilla Firefox exploit has been found that can hijack the Web browser and monitor submit-and-click events.

New community project targets the Debian user

The new domain thedebianuser.org is still in its infancy, but at least its focus is pretty clear: it targets Debian users, which includes pretty much everyone from new converts to Ubuntu users to Debian Developers. After all, we are all users.

Handle Your Errors Using Flex and Bison

Flex and Bison are powerful tools for developing lexical and grammar parsers, in particular language compilers and interpreters. Although it is easy to generate programs using Flex and Bison, it is a bit harder to make those programs produce user-friendly syntax and semantic error messages. This article examines the error-handling features of Flex and Bison, shows how to use them, and details some pitfalls.

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