Recently, our church made the switch to a new Web hosting service that offered us a database-driven site that we can keep updated through a Web interface. Strangely enough, the Web interface operates only under Internet Explorer, although it appears to be written in PHP. I've tried using the interface with both Firefox and Konqueror. It sort of works, but I need it to really work, so I'm stuck with IE. (Maybe that's why I'm the church's unofficial Web master.) After working with the world's most popular Web browser, I wonder why so many people put up with it.
With Andrew Tridgell silent, apparently on legal advice, open source community leader Bruce Perens has stepped up to defend the work Tridgell did reverse engineering the protocols used by Bitkeeper. Bitkeeper is the closed source proprietary source code management tool that until last week, Linus Torvalds used to manage Linux kernel source code.
It is difficult to ascribe any rational explanation to the vitriolic responses that descend on any reporter, analyst, rival vendor or industry observer that dares to voice any criticism of Linux or open source, no matter how constructive, logical or accurate. For the record, only a very small portion of individuals engage in such abusive, insulting and divisive rhetoric and activities.
A German Linux kernel developer has won an injunction against Fortinet (UK) Ltd., accusing it of using GPL software and then failing to provide the full corresponding source code.
The very latest version of Mandriva Linux, Limited Edition 2005 is now available as a full FTP installation tree which can be downloaded on a number of FTP mirrors, for both x86-32 and x86-64 processors.
Tony Luck offered a beginner's guide to git [story] on the git mailing list...git is not an SCM. it's a filesystem designed to _host_ an SCM
Oracle is bringing in the open source Eclipse development community to support its Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 3.0 specification, and ease development of its own high-end Java-based products.
Linuxlookup.com is reporting all users of OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 are urged to download and install this security patch. It addresses a problem noted in a recent advisory. That advisory states that there is a security risk in all circulating releases of OpenOffice.org. This patch fixes the problem in 1.1.4 but not in earlier or subsequent releases.
A German court has granted a preliminary injunction against security firm Fortinet for allegedly violating the general public licence (GPL) and hiding Linux in its code.
Laptops and removable storage devices are convenient both for users and for thieves. While you can't always protect the device from wandering away, you can protect the data. EncFS, a user-level encrypted filesystem in a file, makes this possible. KIVILCIM Hindistan explains how.
In its first annual "Security Issues Survey", BZ Research polled 6,344 American software development managers about the security of different popular enterprise operating environments, and in this poll, open source consistently topped Microsoft Windows.
Debian has got the nod from the city of Munich for its trail-blazing migration from Windows to Linux on the desktop
The companies Softcon and Gonicus were awarded the contract with the City of Munich, the capital of Bavaria, to create, configure and administer an Open Source base client for the 14,000 workstations in the city government in the IT migration project LiMux. That means that the future base client for the city government is to be based on the Debian Linux distribution. The City of Munich called for tenders all over Europe.
New data released this week from research firm Evans Data shows that non-commercial Linux distribution use has passed the inflection point and is now more widely used by developers than commercial Linux distributions.
A poll of 6,000+ software developers released today shows that Linux consistently tops Microsoft Windows in terms of security. The full survey results will be given today (Tuesday, April 12) at the Software Security Summit in San Diego, CA.
Tri-Stanna Industries of Morehead City, NC, will convert more than twenty years of business management programming into Open-Source 'Intranet' web services. Over 750,000 lines of code for business information processing from a variety of platforms, operating systems and languages will be involved in the conversion to 'Web' standards.
While browsing the Internet the quality of the service you receive may be degraded by various factors such as adverts & maleware most of these undesirable elements are simply annoying, and to dial-up users in particular are costly, but some may be serious security threats.
If the last three days' worth of Firefox extensions have only whetted your appetite for more, we're here for one last installment to feed that hunger.
Corporate Linux server buyers who may think that Red Hat is the only game in town for broad application support may want to think about investigating in Novell's SuSE, as several vendors announced enterprise products that run on the platform this week.
Our Senior Editor digs into Tom Friedman's new bestseller, from a Linux/open source angle.