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Parties in fight over open source

  • Australian IT (Posted by dave on Sep 2, 2004 6:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Logiclibrary develops open-source compliance module

  • ADT Magazine (Posted by dave on Sep 2, 2004 6:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Junior Jobs: A Cool Way to Start Hacking KDE

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Sep 2, 2004 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
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.

Why you Shouldn't Write your Own Kernel Anymore

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.

Time to look at Linux for business

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.

Novell Calls It a (Linux) Day

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.

Build code with lex and yacc, Part 2

  • IBM developerWorks; By Peter Seebach (Posted by VISITOR on Sep 2, 2004 4:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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!

Lindows Has Become Linspire, Inc.

  • Mailing list; By "Linspire.com Press" <communication@lists.linspire.com> (Posted by dave on Sep 2, 2004 4:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linspire
Name change now official

Developer begets LAMP-based online financial package

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 2, 2004 4:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Why many companies are clueless about monitoring IM issues

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 2, 2004 3:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Feather Linux 0.5.7 screenshot slideshow

LinuxBeta.com has prepared a screenshot slideshow of Feather Linux 0.5.7.

ZerahStar Zesktop screenshot slideshow

  • LinuxBeta.com; By Chris Haney (Posted by linuxbeta on Sep 2, 2004 3:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
LinuxBeta.com has put together a slideshow of ZerahStar Zesktop Live CD.

The First Linux Installfest in Iraq

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Sep 2, 2004 3:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Determined to surpass all the obstacles and embrace new technology, the Iraqi LUG held its first installfest.

SuSE update for kernel (SUSE-SA:2004:028)

Gentoo update for vpopmail (200409-01)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

Gentoo update for mysql (200409-02)

Debian update for krb5 (DSA-543-1)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: Security

Grumpy Linux users have pop at ATI

  • The Inquirer (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 8:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

XML& DocBook: Structured Technical Documentation Authoring

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 8:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An introduction to XML and DocBook: what is it and why should I learn yet another data format?

Filling in the gaps among Linux clusters, part 2

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 8:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

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