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Open-source CRM firm offers subscription service

  • CNET; By Alorie Gilbert (Posted by dave on Sep 7, 2004 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source software start-up SugarCRM plans to introduce support services for its free contact management product on Thursday, part of a big push to lure customers away from high-priced, proprietary programs.


  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Sep 7, 2004 4:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SELinux can serve companies well on machines that host potentially vulnerable Internet-facing services, but it requires some expertise to properly configure and use.

Gentoo update for multi-gnome-terminal (200409-10)

Firebird at 20 years

  • ; By Jim Starkey (Posted by mariuz on Sep 6, 2004 11:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From Jim Starkey: "September 4th is the 20th anniversary of what is now Firebird. I quit my job at DEC in August, took a three day end-of-summer holiday, and began work on September 4, 1984 in my new career as a software entrepreneur. As best as I can reconstruct, the first two files were cpre.c and cpre.h (C preprocessor), later changed to gpre.c and gpre.h.

OSS torpedoed: Royal Navy will run on Windows for Warships

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
AMS really is committing the Royal Navy to Windows-based command, control and combat management systems. Having spoken up and lost his job for his pains, Gerald Wilson has now contacted The Register. What follows is his story, in his own words.

Mozilla Links Newsletter - 22 - September 6, 2004

  • Mailing list; By "Mozilla Links Newsletter" <> (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Mozilla
With this issue the newsletter project is turning 1. We want to thank you for your interest and support during this first year and would like to ask you to let us know what you like or dislike about the newsletter. We know there is plenty of room for improvement and we look forward to offering more in coming months.

Mandating open source "too risky": Government

  • (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The coalition has ruled out mandating the use of open source software in the federal government, saying such a move would stretch the industry's resources to the point that the risk of a high-profile project failure would be "unacceptably high".

'Fired-up' Ballmer zings Linux

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last week used an address before software industry leaders outside Boston to tout his company's vision, while casting doubt on alternatives to Windows.

Microsoft acknowledges Linux threat

Microsoft says 2005 could be a difficult year, as Linux continues to pinch customers from the software giant. In a report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company says it recognises the threat posed by its open source competitor.

How to get started in Linux

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I can see that to stay competitive in the IT field it would be in my best interest to learn Linux. My question is which flavor of Linux and what is the best way?

Agimo may open source custom CMS

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 6:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Four months after successfully implementing a new content management system (CMS), the Australian Government Information Management Offfice (AGIMO) is now considering whether or not to make the source code for it available to anyone in addition to other government departments and not-for-profit organizations.

Gentoo update for krb5 (200409-09)

  • (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

SuSE update for apache2 (SUSE-SA:2004:030)

  • (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE; Story Type: Security

Slackware update for kde (SSA:2004-247-01)

Security has a cost: speed, convenience

a friend recently complained that Mozilla's new Firefox browser was slower on various sites than Internet Explorer. But Mozilla suppresses pop-ups and spyware, where Internet Explorer does not. For the same reason that stuff gets through a sieve faster than a filter, IE has a speed advantage.

Think proprietary, government tells open source developers

  • (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 4:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source developers keen to impress potential government buyers should take some pages from the practices of proprietary software vendors, a senior government procurement officer told attendees at the AUUG 2004 conference in Melbourne.

Open source software deserves a state look

  • San Jose Mercury News (subscription) (Posted by dave on Sep 6, 2004 3:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
it's encouraging that the California Performance Review, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's blueprint for saving money in government, recommends that officials consider open source software alternatives to proprietary products.

‘no Market For Linux In Desktop Segment Yet’

Juergen Geck, chief technology officer (CTO), Suse Linux, a Novell company, who is responsible for aligning and communicating the company’s technology strategy, was also instrumental in designing SuSE’s flagship product SuSE Linux Enterprise server. The enterprise server was the first Linux offering in the market. In an interview with eFE, he spoke about the current trends in the Linux market.

Professor promotes open source software

  • eTaiwan News (Posted by dave on Sep 5, 2004 8:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A prominent U.S. law professor Lawrence Lessig has called on Taiwan and other Asian countries to join in the worldwide movement in the collaborative sharing of software programs as a means of encouraging technical innovation and fueling the growth of the IT revolution.

Is Open Source Imperative?

  • TechWeb (Posted by dave on Sep 5, 2004 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Linux is not a boy. Linux is not a child. Linux is ready." With these words, Martin Fink, VP of Linux for Hewlett-Packard, rephrased a popular sentiment at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco this August (while simultaneously knocking competitor IBM's ad campaign). He, along with many others, took the message another step: Not only is open source enterprise ready, but the enterprise had better be ready for open source.

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