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Two views on VIA's open source release

It appeared the open source community had a bone thrown to it by VIA, which announced open driver source codes earlier this month. However, those experienced in providing the needed Linux drivers, including developers of the Unichrome Project, said there are still proprietary roadblocks in using VIA's released drivers with Linux. They add that while their pure open source project is successfully bridging the gap, VIA would have been better off participating in the community effort rather than forking code for the sake of its press releases.

Novell promotes exec to global role

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Ron Hovsepian has been upped to executive vice president in charge of worldwide field operations.

Debian on Steroids III: Libranet 3.0

Libranet Debian Linux is back in the ring, this time as a heavyweight desktop contender.

Open Source VS Windows: Reality of a Better Paradigm

  •; By Mark Rais OP/ED (Posted by VISITOR on May 4, 2005 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
"Every person in the office had been managed right out of controlling their own desktop." This new article summarizes the key difference in using Windows VS Linux. The author shares how Linux and Open Source can empower and restore value back to the user.

Mandriva LE2005 ISO CD & DVDs now available

Just a quick email to tell you that ISO images of Mandriva LE2005 are now available for public download on many FTP locations, as CD images or a DVD image.

Debian Weekly News - May 3rd, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 18th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. As a hint of a working testing queue, the first package has been uploaded directly into testing. Many people are pleased that the It has been appreciated a lot that the NEW queue is processed again. However, Anand Kumria suggested packages should be referred to the technical committee when a decision had not been made within two months.

Free Software Foundation accused of "price fixing"

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
It might stand for "free as in speech" rather than "free as in beer", but the Free Software Foundation, and its GNU General Public License has been accused of price fixing by one US individual.

Gates grouses about schools

  • C|Net; By John Borland (Posted by phsolide on May 4, 2005 12:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This article has a singularly inappropriate headline, and it merely reveals what hypocrites high-tech execs are. By their own personal actions they make working as an engineer in certain industries economically and personally unrewarding, then they ponder publicly why youths don't enter programs leading to engineering work.

Cool Clothes Make the Geek

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on May 4, 2005 11:59 AM EDT)
If you are what you wear, then based on the processor-based wardrobe designed by these readers, you may be in trouble! This article challenges you to develop the most outlandish, outrageous chip-controlled clothing you can.

Creating a project dashboard with RSS and rawdog

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the challenges of managing a development project is keeping all parties abreast of key events or milestones. It's not just the team members -- marketing personnel need to plan events, business teams need to do forecasting, even the operations people need to know whether to lay in extra caffeinated beverages. Here's how you can use the rawdog RSS aggregator to build a project dashboard that will keep your project's people aware of its status.

FSMLabs Debuts Carrier Grade RTLinux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
OSDL-Registered Carrier Grade RTLinuxPro(C) Features Hard Real-time and Superior Implementation of Carrier Grade 2.0 Specification

Speakers line up for Novell's BrainShare Africa 2005

Brainshare this year promises a good mix of business and technology speakers. And, of course, a strong focus on Linux.

UGS Announces Linux Support Plans for Its Teamcenter and NX Solutions at PLM World

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Responding to Growing Customer Demand, Executive Vice President of PLM Products, Chuck Grindstaff, Unveils UGS' Product Plans for Linux on x64 Technology at the 2005 PLM World Conference

The Cook's Collection (Cooking with Linux)

  •; By Marcel Gagné (Posted by freethinker on May 4, 2005 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE
Robby Stephenson's Tellico is billed as a collection manager though I like to think of it as a very versatile personal library system. It's a great tool for keeping track of your many cookbooks as well as Linux books, science fiction books, mysteries, and so on. That in itself would make it an extremely useful tool for keeping track of what books various friends and family have.

Can Open Source Trust Microsoft?

Or, can a sheep trust a lion? I don't think so.

Vexira cleans Linux e-mail servers

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Users of Linux-based e-mail servers might want to check out the latest anti-virus and filtering options from Central Command, which announced the latest version of its e-mail security software last week. 

OpenLDAP: The future of business?

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mark Taylor believes that OpenLDAP is the catalyst that will finally make open source fully enterprise-ready. And he's willing to stake his business on it.

Acer starts selling Linux laptops

  • (Posted by hkwint on May 4, 2005 6:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Taiwanese notebook giant Acer has started selling laptops loaded with the Linux operating system through its distributor and reseller channel.

Wireless Security Goes Open Source

  • WebProNews (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Developer's kit from chipmaker Atheros Communications to offer users an easily implemented wireless LAN security setup.

Fun with Knoppix

  • Ars Technica (Posted by dave on May 4, 2005 6:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this issue of Linux.Ars we're featuring a review of Knoppix Hacks, written by our very own Linux.Ars contributor Kyle Rankin. We'll also delve into the commercialization of open source projects, managing network interface naming with ifrename, and organizing your library with Alexandria.

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