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Innovation or Patent Colonialism

At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), true friends, supposed friends, and sworn enemies of OSS, all vied with each other to steer open source to their own advantage.

The Linux Longhorn Challenge

For many in the Linux community, Microsoft's operating system release is seen as a huge opportunity to poach customers when they are faced with the decision of buying into the latest Microsoft vision or exploring alternatives.

Apache Plans for Open-Source Java

  • Web Host Industry Review (Posted by dave on May 14, 2005 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Officially introduced on Friday, the concept (dubbed "Project Harmony") intends to write the necessary Java 2 Standard Edition software from scratch. Members of Apache, who proposed the idea, also have plans to construct a Java virtual machine, complete with "libraries" and testing software, to be available under the Apache open-source license.

Turn the LAMP on to Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP technology

This tutorial explores the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP, or LAMP, Web development framework and shows how that framework can help you build applications to solve common business problems.

FreeBSD Unveils Latest FreeBSD Operating System Release

  • PR Newswire (press release) (Posted by dave on May 14, 2005 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
This week, the FreeBSD Project released version 5.4 of the FreeBSD operating system. This new release offers new features, new tools, and numerous improvements in security, hardware and networking support for the UNIX-like operating system.

Apache group takes a big step toward open source Java

Well, it looks as if it finally might happen. At least one version of Java code, Java 2 Standard Edition, may soon be set free of Sun Microsystems' notoriously complicated licensing. And the unusual thing is this: Sun's apparently OK with it, at least on the surface. Some of its large, license-paying-through-the-nose customers won't be, however.

New release of Gluecode SE 1.1 for Linux

  • Gluecode; By Gluecode (Posted by VISITOR on May 14, 2005 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: Community, IBM
Gluecode Standard Edition (SE) is a Java-certified, production-grade platform designed to allow developers to rapidly deploy and manage their applications. Built on Apache-based technologies, Gluecode SE relies on the Apache Geronimo application server as an integration point for mature, proven open source. Download Gluecode SE 1.1-Beta

The Kompany debuts backup software for Linux desktops

  • (Posted by dave on May 14, 2005 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Kompany has announced availability of a desktop Linux port of tkBackup, its "easy to use and inexpensive" file backup application for embedded Linux devices, tkcBackup.

Radical New Approach to Desktop Linux

The first public alpha release of Symphony OS is now available. Symphony OS is a Debian/KNOPPIX-based desktop distribution with some radical ideas about ease of use

Offense Is the Best Defense: IBM Leads Users to Open Source

IBM challenges JBoss, BEA Systems, Oracle and IBM's own WebSphere Application Server (WAS) by endorsing the Apache Software Foundation's open-source Geronimo project and acquiring Gluecode Software.

Open source news not as good as it sounds

Setting aside for a moment the debate going on in enterprises over whether to use Microsoft or open source alternatives, this week has seen much noise over two other battlegrounds: schools and local government.

Why Wait for Eiger When Linux is Ready Today?

Microsoft has finally realized that Windows NT Workstation, 98, and ME users need an upgrade path that will work with their hardware. Too bad, Linux desktops can already fill that bill.

Everything you always wanted to know about Linux, but were afraid to ask

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 11:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you haven't already done so, I'll bet you would really like to try out Linux, right? You want to see for yourself what all the hype and hoopla is about. But a couple of things have held you back, haven't they?

Open Source Software in Schools

  • eGov monitor (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A project report evaluating the use of open source software (OSS) within a small number of schools will be published on Friday 13th May 2005 by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency [Becta].

Vexira cleans Linux e-mail servers

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Users of Linux-based e-mail servers might want to check out the latest anti-virus and filtering options from Central Command, which announced the latest version of its e-mail security software last week. 

Indian professor plans new open-source licence

  • (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 9:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
A professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai is working on an alternative open-source licence to the GNU General Public License (GPL) because he claims GPL is "too restrictive".

OpenOffice, Free-Software Supporters Make Peace over Java

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 8:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
The FSF, Sun and are moving to reconcile their differences about the use of Sun's Java in OpenOffice 2.0.

O-Ya Software Extends it’s DeepDiveTM Search SDK Platform Supporting a Growing Family of Database Backends

  •; By Lawrence M. Fullerton (Posted by larryf46 on May 13, 2005 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Chandler, AZ. May 11, 2005: O-Ya Software’s DeepDiveTM SDK Platform can now support 4 databases – postgreSQL, SQLite, mySQL, and Oracle 10g. SQLite is integrated and shipped as part of the platform, and the other 3 databases are available upon request

Quickly build Web services with Rational software

Quickly learn how to build Web services with a two-part tutorial series. The first tutorial - Building and testing, shows you how to use Rational Application Developer to use existing functionality that you have developed in Java code and expose it as a Web service.

Open-source divorce for Apple's Safari?

Two years after it selected open-source rendering engine KHTML as the basis of its Safari Web browser, Apple Computer has proposed resolving compatibility conflicts by scrapping that code base in favor of its own

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