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An open-ended future for open source

  • IST Results (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2005 7:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source/free software solutions are gradually increasing Having been viewed for many years as an unprofitable, hobbyist approach to software development by many, open source has matured into an effective alternative to proprietary software. Some even believe the sector may be entering its golden age, with more researchers and companies, governments and home consumers using non-proprietary products.

Easy persistence layers for J2EE apps with iBATIS

iBATIS is an open source object-to-relational mapping data layer that has gained popularity in the Java and J2EE worlds. This article covers the iBATIS syntax, and the accessing of data sources.

HP speeds Linux onslaught

  • ZDNet UK; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2005 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP is readying several major announcements that will show that it is working hard to increase its share of the burgeoning Linux server market

PGP/GnuPG keysigning at LinuxWorld Boston

There will be a PGP/GnuPG keysigning at LinuxWorld in Boston on February 15, 2005. All those interested in participating should see the event notice and associated keyring at

MySQL ports MaxDB to Power-Linux combo

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2005 3:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Open-source database maker MySQL announced that it has ported its MaxDB database from X86 to Power architecture servers running Linux. MaxDB is not to be confused with the real MySQL database, which is also open-source.

Debian Weekly News - February 9th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2005 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Andreas Barth told us privately that the mipsel architecture is back in the list of supported architectures for testing. It's been reported that Bdale Garbee's young daughter Elizabeth, who has been a Debian user since she was nine, will deliver a talk about extending Tuxracer at the upcoming Linux conference Australia.

Mandrakelinux 10.2 Released/Screenshots

The second beta of Mandrakelinux 10.2 is available. New: three 700MB ISO files via BitTorrent or list of FTP mirrors; full copy of CD to HD during the installation is now available; cosmetic improvements in MCC; new ALSA sound architecture with source mixing.

New OSDL Data Center Linux (DCL) Capabilities Address Demand for Security, Storage and High Availability in the Enterprise

Broad Community Input Defined DCL Capabilities and Requirements, Adding New Focus on Security, Hot-Plug, Clustering and Storage Advancements

Open Source IBM Object Rexx is born

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2005 12:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
The folks at the corporation that used to be called "Big Blue" and to which I nowadays refer to as "I Buy Microsoft" due to its reluctance to migrate to Linux internally has let go its commercial Rexx programming language product. This is now open source and handled by an independent association. The first open source version of the Open Object Rexx interpreter was made available for download last Monday.

Another Platform Vendor In Linux Smartphone Effort

Linux vendor MontaVista Software Wednesday released an initiative that it said should encourage development of Linux smartphones and other mobile devices.

Striking back with: FUDZilla!

  •; By Danijel Orsolic (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 9, 2005 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Anyone that watches the free software, open source and gnu/linux related news these days has easily been able to notice the increasing amounts of articles that spread fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about free (as in freedom) software. Some are pretty obvious to people that know, others are more subtle. In order to help fight this dreadful trend we have to be able to identify and inform the wider public of such FUD. Thus, i present you the FUDZilla, a FUD blacklisting project at

Big Blue unveils budget Linux servers

IBM today lifted the lid on a range of entry-level Unix and Linux servers based on its Power5 processor architecture. "Never before has IBM offered a eServer p5 system to the Unix marketplace at a starting price under $4,000," the company claimed.

Linux desktop under attack, on the march

In addition to the same old accusations of lack of familiarity, applications, and support, Linux on the desktop may be facing an attack against its one clear advantage -- price. Microsoft may be willing to make deep price cuts to staunch a potential market outflow to Linux, according to Amy Wohl, a longtime software industry observer who presented a Linux desktop achievement report at the recent OSDL Enterprise Linux Summit in San Francisco.

Programming Tools: Refactoring

A look at two open-source refactoring tools, Eclipse for Java and Bicycle Repair Man for Python.

Open Source browsers damage businesses

Open Source web browsers are causing untold damage to businesses around the globe, according to Microsoft security specialist David Keppelmeyer. Keppelmeyer believes the sudden rise in popularity of browsers such as Firefox competing for Internet Explorer's market share is not only an attack upon Microsoft, but is directly "squeezing more attacks upon IE users."

Digital guru floats sub-$100 PC

  • BBC; By Julian Siddle (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2005 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of MIT's Media Labs, says he is developing a laptop PC that will go on sale for less than $100 (£53).

FreeBSD Logo Change!

Unfortunately, the cute FreeBSD daemon is sometimes treated with misunderstanding in the religious and cultural context. That's why The FreeBSD Project is announcing a public competition for the new logo design.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Mike Stutz, author of The Linux Cookbook

OSDL Rallies Industry Behind Linux in Telecommunications -- Updates Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) Definition for Developers

CGL 3.0 Released as Adoption of Linux in Communication Infrastructure Accelerates

The Linux Box Show, Episode 3

Tonight Sean offers his opinion on why MS Windows isn't ready for the desktop, an interview with Ilan Rabinovitch about the Southern California Linux Expo, offers a tip for fishing with Konqueror, discusses an article written by RMS, pokes holes in some recent Microsoft FUD and more.

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