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Ruby on Rails

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 19, 2005 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Ruby on Rails is a recent entry into the world of Web application development that is rapidly gaining mindshare, even while still in beta versions. Rails succeeds by automating the creation of the most common types of Web applications while not straightjacketing you if you want to add custom or atypical requirements. Moreover, compared to many Free Software libraries that perform individual aspects of a Web application, Rails contains a nicely integrated set of tools for all aspects.

Daffodil and Softa SuperStore join hands to promote 'Daffodil CRM'

As part of its worldwide expansion program, Daffodil Software today announced its reseller partnership with Softa SuperStore, Finland’s biggest software web-shop.

Open-source BI Startup Debuts

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Jun 19, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pentaho will introduce reporting, analysis, data-mining, and workflow functions as a series of software components that can be deployed together or individually.

Getting pupils to class in open source time

The SchoolTool development team and the Shuttleworth Foundation today released SchoolTool Calendar, an open source calendar server for schools. One of Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth's original 'big ideas' SchoolTool has suffered a few false starts but today but pulls through.

More on Open Source Biotechnology

  • Methuselah Foundation (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 9:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After my recent posts on the future of open source biotechnology, I received an email from Ray Van De Walker to provide a contrary viewpoint...

Free software game server engineers in Court

  • Technology News Daily (Posted by Tsela on Jun 18, 2005 8:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
St. Louis, MO - On Monday, June 20, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Blizzard v. BnetD, a case that could dramatically impact consumers' ability to customize software and electronic devices and to obtain customized tools created by others.

Kudos to the Fedora Folks

A few months ago we got a new Dell 1U server in house specifially for use as a monitoring machine. Our existing methods of monitoring, particularly for looking at bandwidth utilization, were not scaling well.

Analysts: acquisitions unlikely to elevate Mandriva to top tier

Mandriva, with the recent purchase of Lycoris, a U.S. Linux desktop distributor, is expanding rapidly, but analysts ask whether it's growing fast enough to compete with the major Linux vendors: Red Hat and Novell/SuSE.

Mozilla Trademark Policy Finalised

Last month, the Mozilla Foundation finalised its trademark usage rules...

Fonality Talks Up Low-Cost, Open-Source VoIP System

  • CRN (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source VoIP is becoming a viable option for the channel as vendors court solution providers to deliver low-cost systems to small and midsize businesses.

Open BSD honcho channels Ballmer in Linux tirade

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open BSD honcho Theo De Raadt claimed that Linux is a hopeless jumble of "cheap little hacks" and has become "garbage" during an interview published at "Everyone is using it, and they don't realize how bad it is," he said. "And the Linux people will just stick with it and add to it rather than stepping back and saying, 'This is garbage and we should fix it.'"

Working with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

This chapter will discuss essential Linux concepts, such as understanding the login process, using the command-line and graphical environments, finding your way around the filesystem, using the available help systems, and understanding text-editing tools in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 environment.

German agency offers open-source security tool

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 1:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Germany's Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) has developed a free, open-source tool that allows public and private sector organizations and companies to test the security of their networked systems, the agency announced Friday.

OpenBSD versus Linux, Gentoo meets Microsoft

OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has gone on the record in an interview with Forbes Magazine, slashing at Linux and Linus Torvald's oversight of the OS as low in quality.

State, local governments warm to open source, research firm finds

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
State and local governments are giving more consideration to use of open-source code as another way to help relieve continuing budget pressures, according to market research firm Input Inc.

Linux: 2.6.12 Available, The First Git Release

Nearly three and a half months since the last stable release, Linus Torvalds announced the availability of version 2.6.12 of the Linux Kernel.

Mandriva Aims to Become Linux-Desktop Player

Mandriva, the former Mandrake, is expanding rapidly, but analysts are unconvinced that it can do so fast enough to catch up with the Red Hat and Novell/SuSEs of the world.

The Linux /proc Filesystem as a Programmers' Tool

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Manipulating all manners of runtime state information by using file-level system calls and commands.

MS Office XML Formats Not OK with GNU

Microsoft's insistence that users of the Open XML format attribute it in their code renders the license not truly open source, experts say.

Debian Weekly News - June 14th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 24th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Last week has seen a lot of discussion on release goals and the release team for etch. Several people are already keen on discussing the preparation and timing for the next release. Branden Robinson explained where news about Alioth should be sent to instead of using private mail.

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