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Defender of the Linux faith

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 17, 2005 11:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Linux kernel developer Harald Welte talks about the challenges of single-handedly tackling companies that violate the GPL.

Irish developers protest against patents

Has Ireland's close relationship with IT giants such as Microsoft influenced its approach to software patents?

Created a Forum for GoblinX's users

Created a forum for GoblinX's users. GoblinX is a bootable live CD distribution based on Slackware Linux.

Asterisk - a star of the future?

  • The Register - Software: Developer (Posted by dave on Mar 17, 2005 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
His company is now called Digium. It provides Asterisk-based PBXes and telephone hardware, and sponsors the Asterisk open source project. He is competing in a world of office telephone hardware dominated by the big telephone equipment players, such as Nortel, Alcatel and Siemens.

Getting Started with a TV Tuner Card

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 17, 2005 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Installing and using the Hauppauge WinTV Radio card to watch television, listen to the radio and more.

Synchronizing PalmOS devices with Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 17, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Smart handheld devices or personal digital assistants (PDA) extend our access to the information on our desktops, from addresses to telephone numbers. Unfortunately, when it comes to vendor support for synchronizing this information with a *nix operating system, the options are limited. In this article, we'll review the various GPL-based suites available for synchronizing PalmOS-based devices with Linux.

Early peek at Adobe Reader 7 for Linux

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 17, 2005 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new Linux version of Adobe Systems' Reader software for viewing Portable Document Format, or PDF, files is available on the company's FTP download site--but it's not the final product,

All Yahoo! Services to Support Mozilla Firefox

ZDNet Australia is reporting that Yahoo! plans to make all its features accessible to Mozilla Firefox users. In the future, all new services will be tested for compatibility with both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox before they are launched. The portal giant also plans to make sure all its existing products work with Firefox, though they won't give an exact time scale for this.

Irish OSS Groups Send Software Patents Briefing Document to Irish MEPs

KDE (Ireland), the Irish Linux Users' Group and the Irish Free Software Organisation sent a briefing document to all Irish MEPs to explain the issues surrounding Software Patentability & EU Directive COD/2002/0047 as we see them and to impress upon them the importance of voting against this directive in its current form.

Open-source programmer alleges Linux misuse

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 17, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An open-source programmer stopped by the CeBit trade show in Hannover, Germany, this week to tell Motorola and 12 other companies he believes they're using Linux in violation of the license that governs the software.

Town Hall on Electronic Voting

Just an FYI for your group. If anyone in this community is interested, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA 15) will be holding a town hall on electronic voting April 4th at Santa Clara University from 7-9pm. If people are interested and want more details please have them call 408-558-8085. The panel on 6 will include experts from the IEEE. Also if anyone is interested, we are supporting H.R. 550 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper record or hard copy under title III of such Act, and for other purposes. Among other things it calls for the opening of source code used in DRE's (electronic voting machines).

Linux is a PGA Tour winner

The PGA Tour, a membership group of professional golfers that is not affiliated with the Professional Golfer's Association, is making extensive use of Linux in its interactive Web site PGAtour.com and its real-time game tracking program, TOURcast. Because Linux has worked so well for them, they have had no qualms about migrating to Red Hat for their internal mail systems and intranet.

Linux is insecure, unscalable

Large enterprises should not use Linux because it is not secure enough, has scalability problems and could fork into many different flavours, according to the Agility Alliance, which includes IT heavyweights EDS, Fuji Xerox, Cisco, Microsoft, Sun, Dell and EMC

Sun's new licenses: "Closed open source"

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems inched closer to a full open source release of Java code Wednesday but, to the surprise of no one, stopped just short of such a landmark deal. Ultimately what transpired -- as explained to media members and analysts via conference call -- was that the Santa Clara, Calif.-based hardware and software company has merely fine-tuned its stance on Java licensing and is finishing up a trio of new, simplified licenses as evidence of its intent to simplify the legalities of enterprise application development.

Novell and IBM Team to Accelerate Application Development on Linux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Worldwide Effort to Provide Developers With Technology Resources to Expand Certification Process and Rapid Adoption of SUSE LINUX Based Applications

Unisys maintains commitment to hardware and open source

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by phubert on Mar 16, 2005 2:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"The message in the market has now changed, they've done consolidation, they're now looking at standardization. Our consolidation message has really changed into a migration message," he continued, adding that Linux is increasingly the standard platform customers are demanding to migrate to.

A moment of Xen: Virtualize Linux to test your apps

Xen is a paravirtualization technology available for the Linux kernel that lets you enclose and test new upgrades as if running them in the existing environment but without the worries of disturbing the original system. This article shows you how to install a Xen system that will give administrators a valuable sandbox for testing system upgrades (as well as a playground for running multiple virtual machines on the same Linux box).

You Can Run Firefox, But You Can't Take the IE Out of Windows

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 12:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
It's not Firefox's fault that some things, like Windows security, never get better.

Announcing KDE 3.4

The KDE Project ships a new major release of their leading Open Source desktop environment.

LinuxQuestions.org adds Officially Recognized Ubuntu Forum

LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that it now hosts an officially recognized forum for Ubuntu Linux, increasing its total number of participating distributions to twenty three. With the addition of Ubuntu, LQ now has participation from four of the five most popular distributions, as ranked by Distrowatch.

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