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No One's Tying Down Open Source

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2005 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Asterisk runs on a Linux server and does the job of a costly phone system. It handles conventional phones (Digium makes connectors that fit PCI slots) and Internet Protocol phones. It can even run on Apple OS X and Windows servers, though only for voice-over-IP because Digium doesn't have drivers for its connector hardware for those OSes.

Evolution on Windows

The open source Evolution mail application has been successfuly compiled and run on Windows. This is according to a Novell developer who wrote about it in his blog yesterday. Although Tor Lillqvist has managed to run the application and send email from a Windows platform he says a general-user version is still a way off.

Xandros updates Linux desktop for business

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2005 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Desktop Linux vendor Xandros has updated its Business Desktop distribution to version 3.0, claiming the new version provides seamless compatibility with Windows servers, and that Linux is now ready for enterprise deployments.

GPL Version 3: Background To Adoption, by Stallman and Moglen

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2005 8:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The GNU General Public License ("the GPL") has remained unmodified, at version level 2, since 1991. This is extraordinary longevity for any widely-employed legal instrument. The durability of the GPL is even more surprising when one takes into account the differences between the free software movement at the time of version 2's release and the situation prevailing in 2005.

Regarding the Fedora Foundation

  • Mailing list; By Karen Bennet (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2005 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Last week at Red Hat's Summit, we indicated our intent to create a Fedora Foundation. This was communicated to many of you but we want this message to get to everyone in the community about our goals and vision for the Foundation. We would appreciate your input and comments.

LinuxWorld Summit New York City: A Wrap-Up Report

Advances in open source, Linux in the enterprise and Microsoft on the outside looking in.

Voices of OpenSolaris

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Most operating system reviews and developer interviews rely on technical points to explain what a project is about and what benefits users might derive from it. We rarely hear from the people responsible for the lion's share of the work in the open source software world. So here's a less technical interview with some members of the OpenSolaris development team.

Apple Opens Safari Browser's WebKit

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The computer company's new BSD-licensed project should help quiet complaints that it uses code from the KHTML project without giving back.

GPLv3 - Stallman spells out the challenges

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2005 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The GNU General Public Licence version 2 was released in 1991. Since then the software sector and the free software landscape has changed significantly and the Free Software Foundation is working on an updated licence to account for a reflect these changes. Yesterday Richard Stallman and FSF legal adviser Eben Moglen released an article explaining a few of the issues at stake in drafting GPL version 3.

An Interview with Linus Torvalds

  • Riverdale High School Newspaper "The Maverick"; By anthonyq08 (Posted by DaGoodBoy on Jun 10, 2005 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
We wanted to interview Linus Torvalds because all the computers at our school run Linux. Mr. Torvalds lives in our neighborhood so we sent him an email and asked for an interview. So what happens when Linus Torvalds sits down with a high school freshman for an interview? You get to hear what every 15 year-old wants to know about our favorite open source software developer. This is a two-part interview. Part 2 will be posted to the Maverick tomorrow.

My Workstation OS: Frugalware

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Why do I use a small project like Frugalware as my workstation operating system? Because it gives me the tools, simplicity, and fun I want in an operating system.

Something's Amiss in the Linux Community

Maybe something is amiss in our beloved Linux community? Over the past few months something has changed. No, the people are as friendly and helpful as ever. But something unquestionably has changed. So what smells so fishy in the Linux community today?

Wall St. does a numbers job on Linux

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Just seven per cent of companies currently without Linux servers plan to adopt Linux during the next year, compared to between 12 per cent and 17 per cent when SG Cowen began tracking in 2003. SG Cowen surveyed 500 organizations.

Eclipse releases open source business intelligence

The open source Eclipse Foundation has released Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (Birt) 1.0, a specification that developers can use to more easily build reporting capabilities into enterprise Java applications.

Review: Review: XAMPP--An Apache Server Stack

"The cornerstone of most open source application serving is the ubiquitous LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP/Python/Perl) stack. Yet it's not always as easy as you'd expect to get all the elements of the stack properly installed and working together. Enter XAMPP..."

Review: ImpiLinux 2005

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 1:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ImpiLinux 2005, the homegrown South African Linux distribution making inroads into the SA market is an attractive and usable platform for users. Walter Kruse takes it for a spin to see see what has changed since the last big release seven months ago.

Debian AMD64 Sarge released

  • Mailing list; By Joerg Jaspert (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
Just following the "big" Release we have a small one to announce: Debian AMD64 Port is now (since Wednesday, 8th June 2005) also declared stable. From now on there will be no changes to this archive, except for point releases which will be coordinated closely with the Debian ones.

Does 'community' still exist in open source?

The nature of the open source community is changing. I'm not exactly sure what "open source community" means anymore. When I first got involved with open source in 1998/99, the community was distinct: It was Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens, Robin Miller, and others like them. Developers. Gear heads. Hackers. Today, it's unclear whether that community still exists in any separate, discernible form.

Developing Code in the Open-Source Kitchen

  • CIO Today (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 11:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many software executives break out in hives at the mere mention of the GPL. Most likely, this is due to the GPL's "restriction on downstream restrictions," a clause that sets the GPL apart from other open-source licenses that allow downstream users to license derivations restrictively.

New concept to prevent Prior Art patents

The State of the Art decides, whether an invention is new or not. Let's certify all publicly available programs and technical papers by a notarial act!

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