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MySQL Network shifts pricing and licensing

  • CNET News.com; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Open-source software company MySQL has revamped its pricing and licensing practices in an effort to make its database more attractive to corporate customers.

Ask Jeeves and the Mozilla Foundation Considering Collaboration

Ask Jeeves is considering working with the Mozilla Foundation and contributing to the Mozilla project. Tuoc Luong, Ask Jeeves' executive vice president of technology, and Jim Lanzone, senior vice president of search properties, met with the Foundation late last month. Three possible areas of collaboration were discussed: Ask Jeeves Desktop Search, Mozilla Firefox and XUL. On the Ask Jeeves Blog, Luong has outlined the various possibilities.

LinuxWorld: Top players take it higher

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 8:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At the annual LinuxWorld Conference& Expo this week, top-tier vendors in the Linux space will roll out a raft of enterprise products, with a few vendors laying out road maps for pushing their open source strategies higher in the enterprise.

digikam and kde-look.org team up to bring you our latest contest!

digikam and kde-look.org are teaming up to have a contest for the best new superimpose templates to be included in digikam's next release!

A quick Review of PCLinuxOS

  • guilinux.com (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 15, 2005 7:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
PCLinuxOS is without a doubt one of the cleaner and easier to use Linux Distributions available today. Based on Mandrake, with development led by Texstar, it continues to be a Live CD distribution that often finds it's way as a permanent solution for many desktop workstations. The latest release is looked at by a GUILinux Team Member. Read the full review Here.

Red Hat Rolls Out New Enterprise Linux, Takes Shots at Sun

Everyone knew the worst kept secret of LinuxWorld: that Red Hat would be introducing its latest server Linux. What wasn't expected was that Red Hat would use the announcement to attack Sun and Solaris.

Black Duck Lands Big Customer, Improves Product

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 7:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The innovative intellectual property software firm announced at LinuxWorld that it has signed SAS as a customer and has improved its program by adding support for proprietary and commercial source code.

Second start-up tackles open-source hygiene

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A second start-up has begun selling software aimed at making sure open-source and proprietary software don't intermingle.

Red Hat updates premium Linux

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Top Linux seller Red Hat on Tuesday announced the latest version of its premium Linux software, leapfrogging rival Novell and expanding an effort to coax customers away from Sun Microsystems.

Is Unspammable Email Possible?

  • Deronyan; By Alan Snyder (Posted by alan8373 on Feb 15, 2005 6:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
What if we scrap the old systems of using SMTP and IMAP/POP for sending / retrieving email completely. What if we used RSS to read email and secure HTTPS to send (and also read) emails? I'm temporarily calling this "SMiRQ Mail" (short for Syndicated Messaging and Relayed Queueing).

Linux: BitKeeper Licensing Discussion

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 6:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Kernel
Three years after Linux creator Linus Torvalds began using BitKeeper to manage the Linux kernel source tree, debates have continued to spring up on the Linux kernel mailing list. A BitKeeper press release from nearly a year ago claims that the move has resulted in doubling the pace of Linux kernel development, a claim examined in a later two part interview on NewsForge from last May, including comments from Linus and Larry McVoy. In spite of this significant boost in productivity, there remains a group who vehemently oppose Linus' choice to use BitKeeper.

Symbio Technologies Unveils The Symbiont Boot Appliance

Symbio Technologies, an innovator in server-centric diskless thin client computer systems, today introduced the Symbiont Boot Appliance™ (SBA), which takes the place of far-more-expensive boot servers for diskless thin client workstations and networks.

rm -rf February 2005

Ladies and gentlemen! Start your engines! Mad Penguin is proud to present to you the first annual rm -rf February contest. We're also proud to say that this contest is like none other you've entered before. We're not going to give you a cookie for running the fastest, being the best crayon artist on the block, or building the tallest castle with your Lego collection... we're going to reward you for blowing up your computer (not literally! Put down the TNT!). Rule #1 is to never take the staff of Mad Penguin too seriously. If you can't get rule #1 down cold, then close your browser now and go outside and play.

IBM program aimed at cultivating Linux ISVs

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 6:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
SAN FRANCISCO - IBM is readying a number of new marketing programs that the computer giant hopes will encourage another 6,000 independent software vendors (ISVs) to port their software to the Linux operating system over the next three years. At the Linuxworld Conference& Expo in Boston Tuesday, the company will unveil its IBM eServer Application Server Advantage for Linux initiative, code-named Chiphopper, which is designed to ease the job of making Linux software run across all of IBM's servers.

Italian bank moves to desktop Linux

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Feb 15, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An Italian bank is to move to thousands of computers to the Linux operating system.

An open letter to people who write open letters

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dear "open letter" writers: Please stop writing "open letters." They're a poor way to distribute your ideas, almost as bad as online petitions. There are more effective ways to make your point.

Oracle Announces Dedicated Linux Test Lab to Further Quality and Stability of Linux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Oracle Invests Significant Resources to Provide a More Traditional Enterprise QA Environment for Linux

Gates v. Denmark

  • Groklaw (Posted by dave on Feb 15, 2005 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you have ever wondered what Bill Gates says when he flies to Europe to meet with heads of state, we now have clarity, as business dudes might put it. Here's an article in Danish on precisely what Bill told Denmark he'd do if they opposed the software patents directive, followed by a rough translation by an alert Groklaw reader there, one of several to send this item to us.

Open Source Database One$DB v4.0 released

Daffodil software has announced the release of v4.0 of its open source java database One$DB.

Xandros Desktop OS 3 is a Windows XP replacement

  • http://www.desktopos.com/; By Tim Mullins (Posted by tim1980 on Feb 15, 2005 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
The title of the review is “Xandros Desktop OS 3 is a Windows XP replacement” because I feel this comment could be true for well over 90% of general computer users (probably like you.)

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