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Intellectual-Property Panel Tackles the Issue of Patents

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 23, 2005 5:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some at the ACT's Intellectual Property and Technology Summit touted the importance of IP as crucial to development; others said software patents shouldn't exist.

Prevent Infectious Diseases with STEM

IBM has released a Linux based technology enabling spatiotemporal modeling of infectious agents across the United States, providing scientists and public health officials with a powerful tool for understanding, and potentially preventing, the spread of infectious diseases.

Torvalds Gives Inside Skinny on Git

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In an exclusive interview, the Linux founder talks about the new Linux software configuration management program he created: Git.

Torvalds Creates New Linux Development System

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 7:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After a long battle over how Linux should be developed, Torvalds has created his own system, Git, to replace the controversial, proprietary BitKeeper.

Intel helps Vietnam in open source development

  • Thanh Nien Daily (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 5:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Intel will establish an open source development laboratory (OpenSource Lab) in Vietnam, train local open source programmers, support a number of local firms to access open source technologies and tools, consult on matters concerning open source applications and help increase the community’s awareness of open source applications.

IBM, Israeli Ministry to Back Open-Source Startups

  • Reuters (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM and the chief scientist of Israel's Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor on Friday said they have agreed to a pact to foster development of open-standards technology by Israeli start-ups. The pact calls for IBM to provide hardware, technology expertise and sales and marketing support, while the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor will supply funding to Israeli start-ups. No financial terms were disclosed.

Linux VARs: Make Money by Specializing

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 4:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Learn all you can about open-source software models and focus on providing specific services, according to speakers at financial-services show Linux on Wall Street.

Borland open sources JBuilder

  • The Register - Software: Developer (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Borland Software is releasing code from its core JBuilder integrated development environment (IDE) into the Eclipse open source community after a surprise drop in first-quarter sales.

Open source developers provide 'glimmer of hope'

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A software design expert claims that software quality is declining everywhere except in the open source world, but others insist that proprietary software is just as good as the alternative

XVTV -- Voice-operated Television is here!

For those of you who have always wanted to control your TV using only your voice, you are going to love the XVTV remote control system. Learn to make your TV act upon your voice command. With XVTV in your home you can do anything from change channels to program a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) using simple voice commands.

Rift threatens FOSS community

  • ZDNet.com.au; By Brendon Chase (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 12:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Linux Australia's immediate past president reckons moderate open source developers are being pushed into "a refugee situation" between the 'free software' and 'commercial' hardliners.

One year as president of a LUG

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Suddenly, the end of my year as President of the Austin LUG has arrived. I presided over forty-nine meetings of the LUG, because with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, we met every Thursday. I wonder, what did I, or the other members, really gain from those meetings?

Linux: Reflecting on the New Development Model

At the July 2004 kernel summit, it was decided that there was no need to fork a 2.7 kernel [forum] to introduce new functionality into the Linux kernel. Instead, the decision was made that it was possible for Andrew Morton and Linus Torvalds to continue working together to first merge things into Andrew's -mm tree, and then after testing the changes to merge them into Linus' mainline tree.

There is Plenty of Blame To Go Around: The Facts and Fiction Around Windows Security

Microsoft has taken alot of heat for the security issues that surround its Windows operating systems, but they should not be the only ones taken the heat for Windows security. There are other parties out there that deserve to shoulder some of the blame with Microsoft.

Boot out Microsoft, boot up Linux

For many, Microsoft Windows seems like the only game in town. Linux is viewed as too difficult for the average consumer -- a perception the Linux community challenges head-on with user-friendly distributions, commitment-free liveCDs, how-to-books, and articles like a recent four-part offering from ExtremeTech.

Trust and Zeal in Open Source Advocacy

  • LinuxDevCenter.com (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Advocacy is critical to the spread of open source and free software. Good advocates build trust in their audiences, explaining how, and if, F/OSS can help them solve their problems. Jono Bacon explains how to build trust and avoid overzealous advocacy.

Open Source a Driving Force for VoIP?

  • internetnews.com (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 22, 2005 7:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
TORONTO -- Open Source is a major force in Voice over Internet Protocol (define) that contributes innovation and provides real business value for the telecom manufacturers and resellers. That was the message from Mark Spencer, founder of the open source Asterisk PBX project and president of its commercial offshoot Digium, at the Voice Over Net (VON) show here today.

Mandrake Corporate Server 3.0: Server software made easy

Mandrakesoft released its Corporate Server 3.0 product in February. It's a significant upgrade to the older 2.1 edition. With a newer kernel and a competent GUI management utility for its services, Corporate Server 3.0 is a good, inexpensive choice for businesses that need a powerful and secure server operating system with as little overhead as possible.

Greenplum Debuts Open-Source Data Warehouse Software

  • Information Week; By Rick Whiting (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Greenplum Corp., which aims to bring the benefits of open-source software to the business-intelligence area, this week launched the beta version of its DeepGreen open-source database for data warehousing. The company also revealed the Bizgres project to enhance the open-source PostgreSQL database, upon which DeepGreen is based, for business-intelligence applications.

Tridgell drops Bitkeeper bombshell

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 6:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Samba developer Andrew Tridgell has released the source code to a tool that interoperates with Bitkeeper, the proprietary tool used by waddling Finn Linus Torvalds to manage the Linux kernel until last week.

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