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.
As part of its worldwide expansion program, Daffodil Software today announced its reseller partnership with Softa SuperStore, Finland’s biggest software web-shop.
Pentaho will introduce reporting, analysis, data-mining, and workflow functions as a series of software components that can be deployed together or individually.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Last month, the Mozilla Foundation finalised its trademark usage rules...
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 Theo De Raadt claimed that Linux is a hopeless jumble of "cheap little hacks" and has become "garbage" during an interview published at Forbes.com. "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.'"
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.
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 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 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.
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, 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.
Manipulating all manners of runtime state information by using file-level system calls and commands.
Microsoft's insistence that users of the Open XML format attribute it in their code renders the license not truly open source, experts say.
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.