Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation. Builder AU recently caught up with RMS about his achievements, the Free Software movement and his concerns with the US-Australian Free Trade Agreement. He will be in Australia on October 5 to speak at the Builder Conference in Sydney.
The newest version eva/3 Application Builder of optadat@.com is now optimized for the shortly released eclipse 3. As usual the application is available at the eva/3 download site. eva/3 Application Builder comes with an improved database scheme editor and an additional support for the database Firebird.
The open-source movement is quickly gaining ground and replacing proprietary technology - if you believe the hype. As with anything that excites the market, vendors are not slow to jump on the bandwagon, although their commitment is sometimes less than total and their offerings often owe more to PowerPoint than time spent on R&D.
Oracle is backing an Asian variant of the open-source Linux operating system, as tech companies get ready for a software boom in the region.
PostgreSQL is a database-users' database, CEO Davidson says. It just has to address the publicity gap it faces with MySQL. MySQL may be winning the popularity contest for open-source databases right now, but PostgreSQL backers claim their database has more going for it.
IBM will supply universities with free software and deeply discounted hardware, hoping to lure students away from Microsoft's popular Windows-based development software.
The Powerful .NET XMPP Framework Provides a Powerful Software Development Kit for Building Custom Instant Messaging Applications Using Novell's Mono Platform
Computing leviathan IBM is to offer free access to its software to US universities, the Wall St Journal reports today. The newspaper said that universities in the USA often teach the students to program for Microsoft platforms, but that could be restricting. So IBM will help universities by giving access to both its software and to developing courses aimed at teaching about operating systems such as Linux, languages like Java and database products such as DB2.
Lindows, which makes Linux-based operating system software for desktop and laptop computers, said Monday, July 19, it would seek to raise more than $48 million in a planned initial public offering. It plans to sell 4.4 million shares at $9 to $11 a piece, according to a new regulatory filing.
So, you've set up parental filtering, only to discover that an overachieving teenager has Googled a way around it. You've just been the victim of a local intrusion. Preventing such an occurrence on GNU/Linux requires a little knowledge and even less work. Here's how.
Asian demand for enterprise servers running the Linux operating system, already strong, will get a further boost from the development of Asianux, a version of Linux that has been developed as a standardized distribution for enterprise customers in Asia, according to a top executive at Oracle Corp.
Welcome to this year's 28th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. The University of Zaragoza in Spain plans to distribute 50,000 copies of their distribution which is based on Debian GNU/Linux and utilises the GNOME desktop. NewsForge took a look at the upcoming release of Linux Standard Base 2.0.
Despite the settlement with Lindows, the crack in Microsoft's trademark remains. "They're going to have this problem no matter who they assert their trademark against," said Daniel Harris, the lead attorney for Lindows during the lawsuit. Certainly, the Lindows case has established a framework that another entity might use were it sued by Microsoft for "Windows" trademark infringement.
Foreword -- This guest editorial by Victor Yodaiken looks at several operating system (OS) certifications that have recently been used as ammunition against Linux by real-time OS vendors targeting the high-security and military markets. It also debunks several emotional and inflamatory arguments impugning Linux security.
Finding the open source code you need can often seem like searching for a needle in a haystack. But with the development of the AMOS search engine finding your way through today’s maze of software code has just become considerably easier.
If Microsoft chairman Bill Gates thought he had worries about open source stealing market share from Microsoft in the Australian public sector, Malaysia has just proved to be a much bigger problem. Less than a month after Gates' high-profile roadshow through Asia, the Malaysian government has mandated the in-house deployment of open source software (OSS) in what may well be the biggest national backlash against proprietary software in the world, according to a report in Malaysia's national daily newspaper.
IBM Corp is preparing "significant" announcements around the open sourcing of products, in an apparent riposte to Sun Microsystems Inc over the battle to open source Java. Buell Duncan, general manager of IBM developer relations, said yesterday IBM would reveal plans around open sourcing of products during the next few weeks.
You might not think that Citizens Against Government Waste would be playing up the cost benefits of proprietary software for use by government, but the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization did just that with a recent press release.