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In defence of freedom

Eben Moglen's life just got a lot busier. The Columbia Law School professor and attorney representing the Free Software Foundation has the new role of explaining and overseeing the update to the GPL. That document, being revised for the first time in 15 years, is not only the embodiment of the free software movement's principles but also the legal foundation for thousands of open source software programs from Linux to MySQL.

Web sites must support IE rivals

Following news last week that the Firefox browser now has 11 percent of the UK market, experts told web developers to ensure sites work with open-source browsers as well as Internet Explorer, or risk alienating potential customers who cannot fully access sites.

FLOSS on the Big Screen

Film maker David Madie wants to bring the story of the FLOSS movement in Africa to your local cineplex.

Ibm to Enhance Open Source Knowledge Discovery

The company has completed the first step of making the Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) available to the open source community by publishing the UIMA source code to, the world’s largest open source development site.

Homebuilders Financial Network Selects DataCore's Software to Make 'Going Paperless' Affordable

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Jan 24, 2006 8:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
DataCore Offers Rapidly Growing Financial Services Company a Low-Cost, Scalable SAN Solution Plus Fast Disk Backup and Recovery Capabilities

Big brother Linux

Cape Town-based Linux solutions provider Redlinx has built a high-end digital video recording appliance based on open source software. The solution runs on Suse Enterprise Linux and MySQL for a highly scalable and customisable solution to all security woes.

Users get to the root of Linux security holes

While identifying Microsoft as the source of most IT security vulnerabilities, respondents to a survey also found holes in Linux and open source software (OSS) security.

Open-Xchange Adds Strategic System Integration Partner

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Jan 24, 2006 6:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Systems Solutions accelerates US presence for leading open source collaboration vendor

Ampro Announces Complete Line of Linux(R) 2.6 Computers

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 24, 2006 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Ampro's Tiny ReadySystem(TM) Fits 400 to 1400 MHz Computing Into Small Environments

Zimbra Simplifies Integration of Messaging and Web Technologies With Zimlets

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 24, 2006 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Zimlets Make Collaboration Come Alive, Providing General Tools for Integrating Third-Party Content - CRM Data, HR Systems, Etc. - Into the Collaboration Experience of End Users

Turbolinux to Advance Linux Market Leadership Position in China ...

Turbolinux to Advance Linux Market Leadership Position in China; Leading Linux Distributor Has Secured Subsidy to Expand Linux Growth in China and Deployed Operating Systems in Sichuan Province

Telco providers join to promote free software platforms

Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola, NEC, Nokia and Siemens launch industry alliance to boost the use of free software in the telecommunications arena. Better interoperability between providers is high on the new alliance's agenda.

Survey shows open source growing in popularity

  • Tectonic (Posted by tadelste on Jan 24, 2006 5:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Open source use is on the rise in the public and private sectors in the US, with large organisations saving millions of dollars by using open source software, a research study led by Optaros Inc has found.

The research firm sampled 512 US businesses, organisations and government agencies. A clear majority (87%) used open source, with the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, and web browsers among the most popular applications.

"Organisations with annual revenue of more than $1 billion saved an average $3.3 million in 2004 from their open source software," the firm said.

CLI Magic: OpenSSH + Bash

User level: Advanced Other system administrators have fantastic toolboxes for their work. My tools consist of two everyday programs: OpenSSH and the GNU Bourne-Again Shell (bash). No other tool, whether console-based or GUI, has been so consistently useful to me as these two programs.

Linux developers debate GPL 3 support

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by tadelste on Jan 24, 2006 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Some coders believe the Linux kernel won't use version 3 of the GPL, but Alan Cox wants developers to stop speculating at this early stage

OpenSSL receives FIPS certification

The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), a joint effort of the US and Canadian governments, approved the validation of the OpenSSL open source security toolkit for implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols on Friday.

Lobbyists prepare for next software patent battle

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by dcparris on Jan 24, 2006 2:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This time the debate around software patents in Europe is going to be 'bigger and more complex' according to an anti-patent campaigner

[Ed: Start now getting ready for the next round of Fun with Software Patents! - dcparris]

Novell Nixes Support Contracts from License Agreements

Novell will no longer force license purchasers into contract license agreements that attach service and support contracts. The company will also offer licenses per device, as well as per user.

American Arium Announces Linux Shared Libraries Debug Feature

Company Releases SourcePoint(TM) 6.2.1

TUSTIN, CA -- 01/23/2006 -- American Arium, an industry leader in hardware-assisted development tools, today announced the release of the latest version of its flagship debugger, SourcePoint™ 6.2.1 for ARM®-architecture processors. SourcePoint 6.2.1 features Linux shared libraries debug support for ARM7™, ARM9™, ARM11™, Intel XScale®, and TI OMAP™ cores. The debugger interfaces with Arium's LC-500 JTAG

It’s an Ubuntu world

  • Free Software Magazine; By Robin Monks (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 24, 2006 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian, Ubuntu
A look inside Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu

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