There may not be fireworks. CIOs and IT directors may not be heaping their proprietary software on bonfires and dancing. Even so, the open source revolution is happening right now and will carry the day, said Bill Weinberg, open source architecture specialist and Linux evangelist for Open Source Development Labs (OSDL). Weinberg will be evangelizing that revolution as a conference speaker at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo San Francisco next week. Before that gig, he discussed the state of the Linux and open source revolution in an interview with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com.
The Debian Common Core Alliance (DCCA), a group that brings together nine different Linux distributions under a common banner, is set to be announced at a press conference at LinuxWorld San Francisco next Tuesday, internetnews.com has learned. The DCCA is expected to help drive Debian into the enterprise and bring it into direct competition with enterprise Linux heavyweights Red Hat and Novell.
Novell is following Red Hat's model of getting others involved in development.
A current Lycoris user (and fomer Mandrake user) reviews the latest version of Mandriva...
Three business-intelligence vendors have released a package designed as an open-source alternative to proprietary database offerings.
Linux Australia (LA) has moved to reassure the community that letters sent out by a lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds are part of a legitimate process to ensure the open source software's creator maintains control of the 'Linux' trademark.
Despite an increase in the size of the basic Linux code in the past six months, it remains one of the most secure pieces of software available, according to a recent study by Coverity, a developer of source code analysis tools. The study found that the most recent release of the Linux kernel is free of major defects, compared with the discovery of six critical defects at the end of December 2004. Even then, the open-source Linux was considered more secure than most commercially developed software.
Foreword -- The "Mongoose" -- a Linux-powered robot submarine built by students from Georgia Tech University -- will compete with 18 other student-built subs in an attempt to successfully navigate through a field of obstacles and complete its programmed mission.
Like many companies, Pfizerâ€™s Global Pharmaceutical Group is focused on creating applications that can be shifted and shared as services to get more out of IT resources, a so-called service oriented architecture.
Trio of leading Linux innovators make desktop Linux compelling
One of the most frequently cited difficulties transitioning to Linux (especially on the desktop) is that it can be difficult to find and integrate device drivers for new or obscure hardware. Another is that device drivers are hard to implement. James Turner rang up Linux Kernel guru Andrew Morton to discuss the state of Linux devices drivers in 2005 and to see if this is indeed the case.
A Linux-powered robot submarine built by students from Georgia Tech University will compete in a scientific and technical event this weekend in San Diego. The "Mongoose" and 18 other student-built subs will attempt to successfully navigate through a field of obstacles and complete their programmed mission.
Linux network management firm Aduva will make several product announcements at LinuxWorld San Francisco next week, aimed at simplifying the deployment and management of a widespread Linux server environment.
Google programmers say they support and use the Linux kernel, while Sun's COO discusses open-source Java.
Dramatic Growth Reflects Novell's Ability to Penetrate New Markets With Experienced Leadership, Comprehensive Partnership Strategy
Novell Inc. is planning to open up a version of its SUSE Linux operating system to users and developers, unveiling its OpenSUSE project at the LinuxWorld show next week in San Francisco, a company executive confirmed today.
Linspire Linux Operating System and Indiana-Based Wintergreen PCs Tested and Deployed in Broad One-to-One Computer Plan
Maybe it all started with an innocent mistake, but poor open source manners from graphics hardware maker VIA on its drivers seem to be more of a pattern and highlight potential infringement of open source copyrights, according to the open source developers who work with those opened drivers with the Unichrome Project.
The software developer is the hero of our day. This is not only because of what developers have accomplished, but because of their integrity and transparency. They can't fake what they do.
A project building an open source business intelligence architecture for the PostgreSQL database has released core elements of its development stack. The Bizgres Project said on Wednesday that its stack consists of the open source extract-transform-load (ETL) technologies from Kinetic Networks, open source operational reporting, JasperReports from JasperSoft and a Bizgres data warehousing based on PostgreSQL.