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Linuxworld SF: Free software center will 'breed' lawyers

  • ComputerWorld; By China Martens (Posted by tadelste on Aug 5, 2005 1:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center hopes that his organization will act as a spawning ground for top legal talent, both in the U.S. and internationally. Since January, the small team at the center has been juggling running a law practice with building a law firm, according to the center's chairman, Eben Moglen. With the center now established in its New York office, Moglen is looking to take on more clients and hire new staff, and he has high hopes for the center's future.

The Arrival of NX, Part 3

  • Linux Journal; By Kurt Pfeifle (Posted by tadelste on Aug 5, 2005 12:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is the third in a seven-part series written by FreeNX Development Team member Kurt Pfeifle about his involvement with NX technology. Along the way, he gives some basic insight into the inner workings of NX and FreeNX while outlining its future roadmap.

Novell to free up SuSE

Novell is to move its SuSE Linux Professional to a community-driven development process with a project called OpenSuse. The move follows the strategy of RedHat's Fedora.

Indiana schools enroll Linux

  • CNET; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by dave on Aug 5, 2005 8:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hundreds of thousands of Linux machines could eventually be used in Indiana schools, if a pilot project goes well.

Thursday's OSCON highlights

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 5, 2005 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Thursday's OSCON Open Source Convention covered licensing issues and code awareness, where Linux has a leg up on desktop deployment and where it does not, and the growing opportunity open source brings to developing nations.

Nexuiz: Open source deathmatch

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 5, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
It started with the opening of the Quake 2 source code. Then GNU/Linux saw a port for Quake 3 Arena, then Unreal Tournament 2003, UT2004, and Doom 3. We have good first-person shooter (FPS) games for GNU/Linux, but they're all proprietary and restrictively licensed. But Nexuiz is different. It's a free software multiplayer deathmatch game available for 32- and 64-bit GNU/Linux, and 32-bit Windows. It has nothing on Unreal Tournament, but it holds its own against other games and on older hardware that can't be upgraded enough for newer games.

OpenSUSE details emerge

Novell has confirmed rumors that it was about to rebrand and release SUSE Professional as a community project. OpenSUSE will contain "everything you need to get started," says Novell marketing manager Greg Mancusi-Ungaro.

OSDL Claims Linux Making Major Gains in $6 Trillion Global Retail Sector

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 5, 2005 2:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
OSDL Members in First Industry Collaboration Among Leading IT Vendors to Share Customer Success Stories on Latest Linux Retail Advances

Novell Expands Partnerships with HP, JBoss

Novell teams with HP to validate Linux computing stacks and also agrees to offer comprehensive technical support for the JBoss Enterprise Middleware System.

Review: Slax 5.0.6

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 5, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The first time I used it, Slax restored my faith in my old clunker of a Toshiba laptop. The distribution ran (and even booted) faster from the CD-ROM drive than Windows did from the hard disk. But as I began to get a feel for Slax and use it to browse the Web, listen to music, and the like, I didn't feel like Slax had sacrificed usability for agility. This fine balance alone would make Slax an interesting and noteworthy distro, but it has even more tricks up its sleeve.

Microsoft, Google to Tangle in LinuxWorld Trivia Game

In addition, Microsoft will address its open-source strategies at the conference, and Google workers will participate in a keynote panel.

Fewer Defects Found in Latest Linux Kernel

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Aug 5, 2005 12:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel
Although the size of the code increased over a six-month study, one company said it it found a significant decrease in the number of potentially serious defects in the core Linux kernel.

OSDL's Weinberg: Open source is a 'velvet' revolution

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: OSDL
There may not be fireworks. CIOs and IT directors may not be heaping their proprietary software on bonfires and dancing. Even so, the open source revolution is happening right now and will carry the day, said Bill Weinberg, open source architecture specialist and Linux evangelist for Open Source Development Labs (OSDL). Weinberg will be evangelizing that revolution as a conference speaker at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo San Francisco next week. Before that gig, he discussed the state of the Linux and open source revolution in an interview with

Debian Alliance on The Horizon

The Debian Common Core Alliance (DCCA), a group that brings together nine different Linux distributions under a common banner, is set to be announced at a press conference at LinuxWorld San Francisco next Tuesday, has learned. The DCCA is expected to help drive Debian into the enterprise and bring it into direct competition with enterprise Linux heavyweights Red Hat and Novell.

Novell to Launch Community Linux Distribution

Novell is following Red Hat's model of getting others involved in development.

Mandrake Revisited: A Lycoris user revisits the OS he left years earlier

  •; By Charles (Posted by tim1980 on Aug 4, 2005 9:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Mandriva
A current Lycoris user (and fomer Mandrake user) reviews the latest version of Mandriva...

Firms release open-source business-intelligence tools

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Three business-intelligence vendors have released a package designed as an open-source alternative to proprietary database offerings.

Suspicions fade over Linux trademark move

Linux Australia (LA) has moved to reassure the community that letters sent out by a lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds are part of a legitimate process to ensure the open source software's creator maintains control of the 'Linux' trademark.

Linux scores high marks for security

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 6:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Despite an increase in the size of the basic Linux code in the past six months, it remains one of the most secure pieces of software available, according to a recent study by Coverity, a developer of source code analysis tools. The study found that the most recent release of the Linux kernel is free of major defects, compared with the discovery of six critical defects at the end of December 2004. Even then, the open-source Linux was considered more secure than most commercially developed software.

Introducing the Mongoose -- a Linux-powered submarine

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword -- The "Mongoose" -- a Linux-powered robot submarine built by students from Georgia Tech University -- will compete with 18 other student-built subs in an attempt to successfully navigate through a field of obstacles and complete its programmed mission.

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