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Mike Shaver Responds to Lightning Questions

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on May 18, 2005 6:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In March, Mozilla developer Mike Shaver agreed to answer some questions about the Lightning project, which aims to add calendaring and scheduling functionality to Mozilla Thunderbird. Mike has finally found time in his busy schedule to respond and his answers are now online. In line with the Mozilla project's mission to "preserve choice and innovation on the Internet", you can choose to read his replies on one of two different weblogs. Head to Simon Paquet's weblog for Mike's answers on a green background or go to Asa Dotzler's weblog for the lead Lightning developer's responses over yellow.

Why Open Source Isn't an Enterprise Solution - Part II

  • Always On (Posted by dave on May 18, 2005 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Consultants are economically dis-incented from building products software companies are dis-incented from giving it away and open source organizations get the support of techies but not end-users

SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 Released

  • (Posted by dave on May 18, 2005 5:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MEPIS developer Warren Woodford announces that the latest SimplyMEPIS bootable CD begins shipping this week. Although a "minor update," SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 is the version packaged and distributed by MEPIS's new ally, Technalign, as SimplyMEPIS XI, Woodford says.

LinuxWorld kicks off with Shuttleworth

EduBuntu and a local support partner for Ubuntu topped Shuttleworth's opening address at LinuxWorld yesterday. He also gave some hints on what to expect from Breezy Badger, the next release of Ubuntu expected in October.

Linux in Italian Schools, Part 1

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 18, 2005 4:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Following the gradual path Linux took at one school in Italy

First look: F-Spot

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 18, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since development of PixiePlus stalled, the average Linux user has been left short of a decent image management application. KimDaBa showed some early promise, but it needs some work on its often confusing interface to compete with iPhoto and Picasa, where ease of use is king. Hoping to fill the space is F-Spot, a new photo manager created by Larry Ewing, the man best known for having created the ubiquitous Linux mascot Tux.

Symphony OS, Sweet sweet music

  •; By Capnkirby (Posted by capnkirby on May 17, 2005 6:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian
Symphony OS is a new twist on the desktop and what it should be like. It is a live cd based on Knoppix, which is a solid and very high quality debian live cd. The desktop is called Mezzo which is built over FVWM which all comes together in a very easy to use easy to navigate and likable desktop.

New Search Engine for Open Source Code

  • (press release) (Posted by dave on May 17, 2005 5:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release allows developers to identify and access millions of lines of code that can be leveraged for their development projects; calculate quantifiable benefits of code reuse

Intel, Novell say Linux gains on Microsoft Brazil

Intel and Novell on Monday said Linux is gaining on Microsoft's Windows operating system in Brazil thanks to government policies pushing open source software.

Microsoft & Sun: Together Again

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy on the same stage again?

PRISM provides best practice IT service management

PRISM extends existing IT Service Management products to key strategic solutions, combining products, processes, services, workflows, and best practices such as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

IBM's 320,000 Bloggers coming soon

IBM is planning to introduce what could be the largest corporate blogging initiative so far, in a bid to encourage its 320,000 staff to become more active in online tech communities.

Mozilla Foundation to Co-Host XTech 2005

the Mozilla Foundation is co-hosting the XTech 2005 conference. Known in previous years as the XML Europe conference, XTech 2005 is the "premier European conference for developers and managers working with XML and Web technologies, bringing together the worlds of web development, open source, semantic web and open standards".

Debian Weekly News - May 17th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on May 17, 2005 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 20th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. A paper from the MIT talks about the development process of Free Software, which is the basis for an article on Groklaw that emphasises on the importance of Free Software due to its educational potential. Looking at the traffic on the debian-release list it becomes apparent that Debian sarge will be released soon.

How Linux Could Overthrow Microsoft

For as long as most technologists can remember, there has been "Wintel," the $250 billion industry dominated by Microsoft's Windows operating systems and Intel's microprocessors. But "Lintel," or the Linux operating system and Intel, is now encroaching on this empire, and behind it is the entire open-source software movement, which threatens to overthrow the Windows industry.

Open Source Software in Schools a good and low-cost choice says Becta

  • (Posted by dave on May 17, 2005 1:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A project report evaluating the use of open source software (OSS) within a small number of schools has been published by BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency).

IBM, Red Hat Introduce Solaris Migration Plan

The program will include a free assessment for customers interested in or considering a Solaris-to-Linux migration.

Screenshot Tour for LiveCD GoblinX published a screenshot tour for livecd GoblinX, a bootable "live CD" distribution based on Slackware Linux, whose primary goal is to create a more pleasant and functional desktop, standardizing all icons and themes to make it easy for novice users to learn about available applications.

Opinion: Who will defend open source?

A few days ago, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), chaired by Columbia University law professor Eben Moglen, announced that it would provide legal services free of charge to the Wine project, an open source implementation of the Windows API on Unix-based systems. And the funny thing is, to my knowledge the Wine project hasn't even been sued yet.

Flawed BPL is no broadband panacea

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 17, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Broadband over power lines has been in the news again recently. At one time BPL was seen as the best way to bring affordable Internet access to poor and rural America: an answer to the technology gap between the haves and the have-nots. Now, thanks primarily to boosters like Michael Powell and Kevin Martin, Powell's successor at the FCC, it's back for another go at the broadband access market. But BPL remains a flawed and controversial technology. Proponents in Texas are pushing a pro-BPL bill past confused legislators in Austin at the same time their counterparts in Washington, D.C., are considering a measure to rescind "BPL-friendly" rule changes made at the FCC last fall.

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