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.
An introduction to using refactoring, unit testing and ZenTest on existing code.
Mozilla Foundation Adds New Features to Firefox and Thunderbird as New Apps Near 1.0 Launch.
Mozilla Foundation announces first payments of security bug bounty program, further strengthens browser security.
Sun Microsystems will create an open-source project around its Solaris 10 operating system by the end of the year, company executives said on Monday.
Novell asserts that the future of software development will not be found in the open-source or proprietary models, but in one that combines the best of both worlds--or "both source" as the company calls it.
iTools for Red Hat Linux and Fedora Linux don't provide the same level of value for open-source operating system users as their Mac OS counterpart.
How do you organize all those little notes and ideas that you have spread out all over the place in a way that you can actually use them and make have them make some sense? That's one of the goals of a class of software known as mind mapping. Once the realm only of high-priced commercial applications, there is now at least one open source option. It's called FreeMind and it's licensed under the GPL.