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Sun tries sharing Java again; still not open source

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems is trying a new way to share its Java server software, launching a project called GlassFish that lets outsiders tinker with the project's source code but that stops well short of making it actual open-source software.

Microsoft Puts Roadblock in Front of Open-Sourcing Avalon and Indigo

Novell's Mono open-source group will need to jump through Microsoft's IP hoops if it's to develop open versions of Avalon and Indigo.

Chicago consultants follow own open source CMS advice

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Chicago technology consulting firm that adopted the Mambo open source content management system for its own Web site infrastructure found it liked the software so much it began offering it to its clients.

News: Mandriva's Future May Be Debian

While some in the Linux community are scratching their heads over the latest acquisition by Mandriva, one prominent member has a notion what the French distribution company is doing, and wholeheartedly approves. In fact, it could be the beginning of a whole new kind of of Mandriva distribution.

Linux-shy public sector gets open source test lab

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 10:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new laboratory has opened in Manchester that will allow government departments and local authorities to trial open source software in confidence in an independent test environment. Cheshire County Council is the first public sector organisation to use the facility at the National Computing Centre's (NCC) headquarters to conduct a trial for a joint open source and proprietary desktop platform.

Kicking Linux's Tires

  • PC World; By Matthew Newton (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I've been working on a Linux Tips column for an upcoming issue of PC World--a much tougher assignment than my monthly Free Agent ramble, for two reasons: First, I've got only one magazine page to work with, so I'm a bit restricted in what I can tackle. Second, the reality is that the overwhelming majority of our magazine's readers run Windows, not Linux. Since we do our darnedest to make every page of PC World engaging to our readers, I'm out to craft a Linux column that might prove relevant to those who are still computing Bill Gates-style.

Korea brings homegrown open source to schools

  • CNET; By Dan Ilett (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
New Education Information System will be set up in 10,000 schools. Not a snub to Microsoft, official says.

Pedal power, Linux gets Ugandans talking

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 9:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Using a combination of Linux, solar- and pedal-powered batteries, and wireless network links, ActionAid and Inveneo have completed the first stage of a project to provide telecommunications and Internet services to an area of Uganda that doesn't have any formal infrastructure.

Sleepycat Ships Major Upgrade to Berkeley DB Java Edition

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Performance Doubled and J2EE Support Added in Response to Rapid Industry and Community Adoption From Apache, JBoss, Sun Microsystems, Inc., TIBCO

Trying Oracle on Linux in the Enterprise

How does Linux compare on a large scale to a well-proven commercial UNIX product?

Fedora Weekly News Issue 1

  • Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 8:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our first issue of Fedora Weekly News.

UK government turns to open source

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 7:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The UK government is backing a National Computing Centre (NCC) test laboratory that aims to prove the viability of open source software applications and configurations for public sector organisations.

WebGUI works wonders for church Web site

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In 2002, Portland, Ore.'s Sunset Presbyterian Church had a 200+-page Web site that contained mainly static content about the church, its ministries, and events. While many people were using the Web site and submitting content for it, the all-volunteer team maintaining it, of which I was a member, was overworked. Half of our time was spent editing existing pages and removing old content. Everything was done by hand: creating pages, uploading them to the site via FTP, and checking them against the site's style guidelines. All new volunteers required lots of training to become fully contributing members. Our team needed to find a way to become more efficient.

When Maven encounters Eclipse

This tutorial provides a concrete example of how to make Maven and Eclipse collaborate.

ANTs Software Announces Support for 64-Bit Linux on Opteron

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Fast-Growing Computing Platform Ideal for Wall St. Trading Applications

Call centre saves big by switching to Linux

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 5:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
'Painless' migration saves Johannesburg BRS call centre as much as R2000 per machine and cuts downtime and virus risk.

Michael Robertson "to quit" Linspire

Michael Robertson has given up day-to-day control of Linspire and is leaving the company in the hands of new CEO Kevin Carmony. Robertson said, on his blog, that he wants to spend more time with his two other companies, and, which allows customers to make free long distance phone calls. However, Robertson says he will continue to advise Linspire on strategic matters.

Computing without Windows

You don't have to run Microsoft's omnipresent OS, but why should you try an alternative? For many years there have been several operating systems to choose from, but the newest ones – those based on a Linux kernel – have usually been hard to use, at least for the average user. Times have definitely changed. Get your hands on a recent version of, say, Xandros Desktop and you’d almost swear you'd been working with it forever.

Patent absurdity

If patent law had been applied to novels in the 1880s, great books would not have been written. If the EU applies it to software, every computer user will be restricted, says Richard Stallman

A Festival of speech synthesis for Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 21, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As information technology becomes more pervasive, the issues of communication between information-processing machines and people becomes increasingly important. Up to now such communication has been almost entirely by means of video screens. Speech, which is by far the most widely used and natural means of communication between people, is an obvious possible substitute. However, this deceptively simple means of exchanging information is, in fact, extremely complicated. Festival Speech Synthesis System aims to make things a little easier on interface developers.

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