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Sun's open sourcing of Java: avoid the red herring

For Sun it's just a means to an endComment The other day I attended a briefing with Simon Phipps, Sun's chief open source officer which was ostensibly aimed at updating the assembled on Sun's progress in its open sourcing of Java.…

eChannel: Open Source Spreading Fast

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 23, 2006 7:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
eChannel linereports:'According to a newly released IDC study, open source software has spread far beyond Linux and is gaining enormous momentum. The study, which analyzed IDC surveys from over 5,000 developers in 116 countries, finds that developers worldwide are increasing their use of open source. The study declares that open source software represents the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s.

Open Source Database, Enterprise, Beats Oracle, at LinuxWorld

  • (press release); By Press Release (Posted by dcparris on Aug 23, 2006 6:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Oracle
San Francisco, California - (The Hosting News) - August 23, 2006 - Open source database company, EnterpriseDB, for the second consecutive year, has won the Linux Journal Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld in the Best Database Solution category. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, the company's flagship product, was honored by representatives of Linux Journal and the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.

VoIP critical for developing world - Nigeria

  •; By Highway Africa News Agency (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 23, 2006 6:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Nigeriam Communications Commission has said Voice over Internet Protocol will be the engine that drives telephony the developing world.

BSP Marathon / BSP in =?iso-8859-1?Q?ich?= (Germany) 15.-17. September

  • Mailing list; By Martin Zobel-Helas (Posted by dcparris on Aug 23, 2006 5:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
since we have an ongoing BSP Marathon [1,2] there will be a BSP in J=FClich, Germany the weekend 15.-17. September. The BSP will be hosted in the office of credativ GmbH.

Free software program development environment supports CoreMP7 ...

  • Dataweek (press release) (Posted by dcparris on Aug 23, 2006 5:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Actel has announced a free software program development environment for its CoreMP7, the industry's only soft 32-bit ARM7 microprocessor core for FPGAs.

Red Hat Magazine August: How to set up a home web server

We learn by doing. Open source lets you take things apart and see how they really work--and makes it easy to work together. This month we saw collaboration come to learning: From Red Hat High--a tech camp for teenagers, to an unconference called BarCamp, and on a global scale, One Laptop Per Child.

Prepare for the LPI Exam 102: Printing

Welcome to the next step in studying for the Linux certification exam 102 or a way to build fundamental skills on Linux system administration. Prepare to take the exam with confidence in this third of nine tutorials on exam 102 topics. Learn about printing in Linux with an introduction by Ian Shields, so that by the end of this tutorial you will know how to manage printers, print queues, and user print jobs on a Linux system.

Patent Law Ruling Threatens Free and Open Source Software

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked the United States Supreme Court to overturn a dangerous patent law ruling that could pose a serious threat to Free and Open Source Software projects.

[Fight the best you can! - dcparris]

Nandu Pradhan Takes Helm Of Red Hat India

Pradhan brings more than 25 years of sales and management experience to Red Hat.

Real Time Coming to Linux Real Soon

Real Time operating systems have traditionally been a separate breed from mainstream ones. Thanks to efforts to incorporate Real Time enhancements into Linux, standard mainstream Linux may well become a real, Real Time OS real soon. A Real Time OS offers the promise of better response times and a degree of determinism not found in non-Real Time OS's.

Fresh Rumors Erupt over Red Hat-Oracle Buy

Opinion: Open Source industry watchers are weighing in on Oracle's Linux moves, a potential Red Hat buyout and other related rumors.

Novell Wins Top Channel Award for Open Platform Solutions

Novell Open Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Take Top Two Spots in VARBusiness ARC Awards

Liberated DESKTOPS

From universities, colleges, government offices to individuals, free software is gaining acceptance on computer screens in Kolkata. Blame the likes of Richard Stallman

How To Secure Your CentOS Server Against Attackers

This article shows how to secure a CentOS server using psad, Bastille, and some other tweaks. psad is a tool that helps detect port scans and other suspicious traffic, and the Bastille hardening program locks down an operating system, proactively configuring the system for increased security and decreasing its susceptibility to compromise.

Opensource Bandwidth, Network and Servers Monitoring tools with Tutorials

Opensource Bandwidth,Network and Servers Monitoring tools with Tutorials

Extending Thunderbird's wings

All the focus these days seems to be on Firefox but what about Thunderbird, the equally cool email client? Like Firefox, Thunderbird has an unrivaled collection of extensions that do just about everything imaginable. Richard Frank lists some of his favourite Thunderbird add-ons.

InDesign in Easy Steps

If you're not a full-time desktop publishing expert then an application such as InDesign from Adobe is likely to look a little like weird science. InDesign is a intimdating programme for many but very possibly the best tool for doing great news layouts. This book strip away some of the mystery and gets new users going with this application.

Free Software Directory Nears 5000 Entries

  • LinuxElectrons; By Tommy (Posted by dcparris on Aug 23, 2006 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Boston – The Free Software Foundation has announced details of a contest to celebrate the milestone of reaching 5000 free software packages listed in the Free Software Directory.

Red Hat Gets Its New President

Red Hat India has recently appointed its new President and Managing Director, Nandu Pradhan who succeeds Javed Tapia, and will serve as a Director on the board of Red Hat India.

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