Four days into the election campaign and we now know exactly where the Coalition, Labor and Democrats stand on the the use of open source software in government. And it looks like they're standing just about where they were last week, although opposition IT spokeswoman Kate Lundy had a stab at estimating potential cost savings that an open source strategy could produce for federal departments.
Development teams working with open-source software need to make sure they don't get themselves into legal problems with license agreements, warns Brent Carlson, vice president of technology at LogicLibrary.
Today on the kde-quality list, Christian Loose of Cervisia fame celebrated the initial success of the Junior Jobs, which helped him get three patches. Junior Jobs were suggested by Adriaan de Groot back in May. They serve as a "you are welcome to hack here" sign, and mark bugs or wishes that are suitable for someone who is starting to hack KDE.
As a programmer and manager of embedded software products for a living, I think that operating system programming is so much fun that it will eventually be outlawed. I've previously published two articles on OSNews, So, you want to write an operating system and Climbing the kernel mountain, and tried to summarize my experience in designing operating system kernels as well as technical traps that can be easily avoided.
Network operations have always carried the high cost of license fees, downtime and support and maintenance. Linux offers a different way for business to operate with regard to these issues. And companies like Sun, IBM and Oracle are very much on your side.
With curtains closing on the Novell Linux Day (held in Mumbai yesterday), what impact has SuSE caused on the Indian CIOs mind? CXOtoday took a closer look at the event to gauge the response to Novell’s ambitious plans for SuSE in the country.
The second article of this two-part series explores more advanced lex/yacc development and introduces basic troubleshooting techniques. See e-mail headers parsed before your very eyes! Marvel at cryptic error messages! See a computer actually compute something!
Name change now official
The Adams-Blake company's Jaya123.com is home to a cross-platform, Web-based financial system that came to be because of one programmer's frustration with Windows' instability and susceptibility to viruses.
Risks associated with having electronic communications subpoenaed during lawsuits or regulatory investigations have prompted some businesses to establish policies to address email concerns, but many firms are clueless when it comes to handling instant messaging issues.
LinuxBeta.com has put together a slideshow of ZerahStar Zesktop Live CD.
Determined to surpass all the obstacles and embrace new technology, the Iraqi LUG held its first installfest.
Over 11,000 users of the Linux OS have signed a petition in an attempt to get ATI to support the software with its graphics cards.
An introduction to XML and DocBook: what is it and why should I learn yet another data format?
While Linux clusters can handle the demands of high performance computing, they're still lacking in some key features, said Eric Pitcher, vice president of technical marketing for Linux Networx, a cluster systems provider in Bluffdale, Utah. In part one of this interview, he championed Linux clusters, citing their productivity and scalability. In part two, he discusses pricing and points out Linux clusters' current shortcomings.