Last month, insiders in Washington felt the Induce Act, which would outlaw technology that could contribute to copyright infringement, was history. According to music activist organization Downhill Battle, a year-old organization dedicated to bringing balance to a debate often dominated by the RIAA and large music labels, this is no longer the case. "We were told by people on (Capital) Hill that it is less likely that the bill will come to the floor by itself and have a nice debate and vote," says Nicholas Reville, Downhill Battle Co-Founder. "More likely the Induce Act is going to be snuck through a back door in legislative procedure. The only supporters in any industry or interest group are in Hollywood. From their perspective (the Induce Act) is not going to happen if it gets full airing."
Publication of New LSB 2.0 Standards Unites Two Leading Advocates for Linux in Push to Accelerate Software Vendor Support for Linux in the Enterprise
Jaroslaw Staniek is a software developer who recently submitted patches for 277 files into the KDE CVS, making it possible to use KDELibs/win32 on Windows.
Work has begun porting KDE libraries to Windows. The goal is not to make KDE for Windows, but to make it simpler for software developers to benefit from the KDEs features when making Windows software.
The recent annual summit of the K Desktop Environment project witnessed several significant developments, one of which was the fact that developers got the HTML rendering engine used by browsers like Mozilla working with the KDE browser Konqueror.
This article is kind of a follow-up to my first Fedora Core 2 review, published on OSNews in May. Most of the reviews are published shortly after the release of a distribution, and there's always someone who complains that one cannot really "review" a distribution after only a few days of actually working with it.
The Free Standards Group (FSG) has revealed details of its Linux Standard Base (LSB) 2.0, a specification aimed at preventing Linux fragmentation. When Novell's Linux desktop arrives at the end of this year it will be stripped down to avoid integration problems and to keep it simple for users.
Several mechanisms have emerged which attempt to thwart the proliferation of an ever increasing volume of spam. The SPF ("Sender Policy Framework") is a framework designed prior to the SenderID initiative, which is being considered as a standard for email authentication by major players like Sendmail, Microsoft and the IETF, among others. But the Apache Software Foundation and the Debian Project have both chosen not to implement SenderID because of its restrictive IP licensing. In this article we will take a close look at SPF: how it works and how it is deployed.
THE NSW Government's multimillion-dollar pursuit of a level playing field for open source software may be troubled by a shortage of open source specialists.
The Free Standards Group's updated standard will improve Linux code portability and interoperability, developers say, and reduce the worry of platform fragmentation.
To help bolster its Linux operating system, Novell and partners are setting up a new initiative to help customers and companies port applications to Linux.
SystemRescueCD is a great open-source tool that provides lots of capable features for repartitioning, imaging and repairing computer systems.
"At GenesDigitales we are proud to announce the last version of DNALinux. This version includes one of most requested features: Programming languajes like C, Perl and Python. Now DNALinux users can compile programs. Another requested feature included is the JAVA runtime enviroment (JRE)." - dnalinux.com
I have been a big fan of apt4rpm ever since I worked at Conectiva (the guys who created the thing). Managing Red Hat and Fedora servers without it would be a PITA. Sadly, I see lots of people who don't know about it, or know, but don't use it to its fullest. So, here's a few tips...
Qub333 has written a review of Yoper Linux v2.1 here. Yoper's claim to fame is the speed at which it runs, out of the box. Yoper is a distro that targets the desktop Linux user from a brand new convert to the legendary guru.
The Internet Engineering Task Force has rejected Microsoft's Sender ID proposal due to the company's refusal to reveal details of a possible patent application on its proposed technology.
I've always liked Mozilla Mail -- when I have to use Windows, it's my preferred email client. So naturally I've kept an eye on the Mozilla Thunderbird standalone email application and given it a test drive or two. When the latest release hit the Internet a few weeks ago I decided that perhaps, as with the Firefox browser, it was finally time for me to make the switch.
A number of software makers and well-known IT vendors have agreed to endorse the Free Standards Group's latest Linux standard to help create common ground for companies building open-source technologies, the organization said Monday.
Last April, many GNU/Linux users, organized by the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), met in Brussels to demonstrate before the European Parliament (EP) against the introduction of software patents in the European Union. During the event, further protests were coordinated for the following month in many European cities. Eventually, the guys in Brussels found themselves asking, why don't we do this systematically? More precisely, why don't we create EuroLugs, a permanent network of all European LUGS and FLOSS associations, so we can act faster, all together and more effectively?
Novell's latest ZENWorks program can manage multiple Linux systems over a network.