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Announcing YES Linux 2.2 Build 2 available now!

  • Mailing list; By YES Linux Release Team (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 7:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
YES Linux Release Team would like to announce the immediate availability of YES Linux 2.2 Build 2. This release of YES Linux features many updates.

New Linux initiative targets Germany's financial sector

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 7:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
German banks and insurance companies interested in implementing open-source Linux in their operations can click to a new portal for information about products, suppliers, applications and more.

Enterprises Grapple With Open Source Use

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
With open source code proliferating within enterprise applications, businesses must take steps to avoid "SCO Syndrome," intellectual property experts said. The second annual Open Source Business Conference, held Tuesday and Wednesday in San Francisco, focused on new business strategies for open source software (OSS) vendors, but also on what end-user businesses should do to avoid becoming targets for lawsuits like those filed by SCO against Novell, AutoZone and DaimlerChrysler for using Linux distributions that SCO claims contain its proprietary code.

A Reading List for Linux in the Classroom

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On-line resources for learning more about OpenLDAP, Samba, Squirrelmail and more.

Open Source Innovation Practices

  • Corante (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 3:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
My thoughts in prep for panel at the Open Source Business Conference on Open Source Innovation are in the extended entry of this post, mostly on the role of collaborative methodologies in innovation...

Red Hat scores another Linux victory

  •; By Matthew Broersma, Techworld (Posted by devnet on Apr 8, 2005 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
We talk to German insurance company LVM about its 8,500-machine decision.

How to migrate your Linux Web site to another hosting company

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
The Web site hosting business has become more competitive in recent years. If you can find a better hosting deal, you may be able to save money by switching hosting providers. But what's the best way to move your Web site? What if you have a virtual private server (VPS) hosting several domains? What about PHP and your SQL data? The thought of moving may be daunting, but moving servers is not difficult if you plan properly. Here's how.

The Bacula Philosophy

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Bacula is a mature client-server backup solution that runs on several platforms and flexibly meets many needs. It's also a good model for open source development. Nathan Valentine recently interviewed lead developer Kern Sibbald on the design, implementation, and future plans of the product.

Open-Source Referees Change the Rules

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"The day of the open-source license as tribal flag or corporate monument will have to come to a close," the Open Source Initiative's board says about its new guidelines on granting new licenses and classifying existing ones.

Radicati: Mozilla Thunderbird Not as Successful as Mozilla Firefox

roseman sent us a link to an InformationWeek article that says Mozilla Thunderbird is finding it hard to emulate the success of Mozilla Firefox. The report cites research from the Radicati Group, which says that Thunderbird is unlikely to make significant gains against rival software like Microsoft Outlook. Radicati rates the security of Thunderbird highly and believes its overall feature set compares well with competitors. However, the lack of integrated calendar functionality is named as a major weakness (the Lightning project intends to address this). The Radicati report also notes that Outlook has a wide range of third party add-ons available, which may discourage some users from switching.

Torvalds looking for new Linux home

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Wants replacement for BitKeeper system that houses and manages global programming effort. Development could slow as result.

Volvo Simulates Crashes with Linux

  • SAP INFO (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 11:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Car company Volvo, which has been using supercomputers for vehicle crash test simulations for years, has selected IBM to build a powerful, new Linux supercomputer for its safety tests.

OSI Statement on License Proliferation

  • OSI News Weblog (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
The OSI has issued a statement on license proliferation. "OSI's approach on the development and distribution problems involved building as many different bridges as possible between developers and the corporate world. In doing this, we accepted a proliferation of new licenses. This is a problem in that although physical bridges between communities don't interfere with each other, licenses do. Interference between different open-source licenses is now perceived as a sufficiently serious problem that OSI has become as a victim of its own earlier success."

San Francisco Bay Area celebrates "Penguin Day"

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 10:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Next Tuesday, non-profit organizations and Open Source experts and advocates in the San Francisco Bay Area will gather together in honor of "Penguin Day" 2005. The event aims to "demystify open source, frankly address the challenges of developing open source tools, and learn about specific promising open source applications," say event supporters.

Running Linux and BSD on the Mac Mini

NetBSD and Yellow Dog Linux have both begun to support the Mac Mini. Seebach looks at open source operating system options on this new contender in the embedded PowerPC platform space.

Ten Mysteries of about:config

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Move along, nothing to see here. Some Firefox preferences are just too technical for end users. Oh, you're a Linux Journal reader? Come on in.

Stanford Law Professor Raps Patents As Barrier To Innovation

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The government shouldn't regulate software development through patent enforcement, Lawrence Lessig says.

Friendster scales the network with open source

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 8:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Who says open source can't measure up to commercial software for mission-critical applications? Far from being a mere quick fix or low-cost alternative, open source software is helping real-world companies solve their most pressing IT problems. Perhaps no more dramatic example exists than pioneering social networking site Friendster. When Friendster launched in March 2003, no one imagined that within two years the site would reach 60 million page views per day. Unfortunately, as the site's traffic increased, so did its performance issues. The problem, in essence, was that Friendster had unexpectedly become a phenomenon.

Industry to adopt open source constitution

Computer Associates is talking to fellow software vendors including Sun Microsystems and IBM about creating a common commercial open source licence for future projects.

Microsoft Depends On Shared Source, Dips Toe In Open-Source Waters

The software vendor will add to the 20 products it now offers for source-code inspection under its Shared Source Initiative.

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