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Does this open source license make me look fat?

  • Good Morning Silicon Valley (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 12:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
So how is Sun going to instantly attract hundreds or thousands of developers to Solaris when they have never had the opportunity to work with the source code before? Red Hat has experienced this before with some of the companies we have acquired

Novell team lines up Linux

Novel has reinforced its senior management team with several internal promotions and external appointments, aiming to drive its Linux strategy while strengthening partner relationships. The team will focus on the government and telecoms sectors.

IBM goes very very quiet about Linux

  • The Inquirer (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 9:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
It seems that IBM might be toning down its bold resolution that it will have Linux running on all its desktops by, er, about now.

Open-Source Java Under Consideration

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 9:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Now that the open source initiative has approved Sun Microsystems' Common Development and Distribution License officials are looking at using the license to open its Java Enterprise System as well.

Industry giants unite to push open source grid computing

  • (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 8:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IBM, HP, Intel, and Nortel Networks have joined together to promote open-sourced-based systems for grid computing.

Many SMEs keen on Linux

  • IT AsiaOne (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 7:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Apart from large businesses and government agencies which are looking at Linux as an alternative to the various flavours of Unix, many SMEs (small and medium enterprises) are also keen on going the Linux way, says a new study by New York-based Access Markets International (AMI) Partners Inc.

[Oregen] Governor opens center to develop Linux businesses

  • (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gov. Ted Kulongoski joined Beaverton Mayor Rob Drake to welcome entrepreneurs to the new Open Technology Business Center with hopes they can take advantage of Linux software that is taking over an increasing share of the multibillion-dollar market once dominated by rival Microsoft Corp. to the north in suburban Seattle.

Microsoft to clampdown on piracy.

Microsoft says it is clamping down on people running pirated versions of its Windows operating system by restricting their access to security features.

The business -- and technology -- of finding a friend in cyberspace

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 6:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you're an inveterate reader of blogs, then you're probably ready for the latest phenomenon roiling the Internet: social networking software (SNS). SNS enables the development of so-called "Friend of a Friend" networks (FOAF, for short) such as,, and that have come to the fore the past couple of years., designed for the high school and college-age crowd, also has grown rapidly. These online personal or business networking sites are exploding in use, often adding tens of thousands of new users every month. Like the enormously popular dating site, all these sites are based on the "six degrees of separation" principle. That's the notion that any two random people on the planet are connected by an average of six acquaintances -- a claim that has been around for some time and supported most recently by a 2003 study reported in the journal Science.

Running open source without dropping Windows

  •; By Todd R. Weiss (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Many IT managers are finding alternatives to proprietary software that doesn't mean having to leave behind their cherished Windows operating systems. Many free and easy-to-use open source applications, including the newly updated Mozilla Firefox Web browser and the steadily improving productivity suite, enable company executives to experiment with open source software while allowing users to stay with Microsoft Windows.

The Disciples of osCommerce, Zen and CRE Loaded

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 26, 2005 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
osCommerce is a powerful and open source e-commerce storefront system, that's not without a few shortcomings. We pointed out a few of them in our review here a little while back. We also pointed out that one of its great strengths was its extensibility, which is manifested in many user-contributed modules as well as spin-offs. Two such spin-offs of osCommerce are Zen Cart and CRE Loaded - both of which are based on osCommerce and both of which enhance it in a number of ways.

Industry network chooses open source

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A cross-industry supply chain development initiative, based entirely on open source software, was launched yesterday. Three years in the making, the Lumus Project is essentially a network of buyers and suppliers aimed at developing a shared assessment and development standard across the market.

Creating a Single Installation CD for Red Hat/Fedora Distributions

Like most enterprise shops, we have multiple versions of a Red Hat running on development and production systems. This includes versions of Red Hat 9.0 along with Enterprise 2.1 and 3.0. Each of our in-house applications goes through a Q&A process to verify stability with a particular release. Sometimes we have up to 3 different releases of a particular version in production.

Build a push proxy gateway on Linux

  • IBM developerWorks; By Manas Ranjan Behera (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 26, 2005 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
A push mechanism is the delivery of unsolicited information to a mobile device. Learn how to set up a PPG on your own, configure the settings to your own taste, develop push content, and test it with a mobile handset simulator over a TCP/IP network on a LAN.

Sun Touts Strengths of Solaris 10 Code Under New License

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 26, 2005 4:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Aiming to be the "biggest friend of open source," the company says its open-sourcing of Solaris 10 code will help companies and governments across the globe. "But we don't want to move so fast and just dump everything out there," a Sun executive says.

Al Brisard Joins Panel on the Future of VoIP and Open Source

The Southern California Linux Expo welcomes Al Brisard of PingTel to their panel discussion of on the future of VoIP and Open Source. Brisard will bring 17 years of experience in voice and data communications to the discussion. He will join panel members Louie Mamakos, (Chief Technology Officer - Vonage), Jeff Bonforte (President - SIPphone), and Darryl Strauss (President - Digital Ordnance).

Sun introduces OpenSolaris, releases 1,670 patents

Sun Microsystems on Tuesday launched its OpenSolaris program, which provides access to the Solaris operating system via an open source format, and also announced the release of 1,670 patents to the open source community.

Enterprise instant messaging using Jabber

According to the Radicati Group Inc., a messaging and collaboration research firm, 45 percent of corporations are already deploying enterprise instant messaging for faster intraoffice communications. If you're looking for an open source alternative to IM products from IBM, Oracle, and Microsoft, consider Jabber's Extensible Communications Platform (XCP). Setting up a Jabber IM server isn't as cumbersome as it used to be a few years ago. Here's how to do it.

Mad Penguin reviews VidaLinux 1.1

  • Mad Penguin; By Adam Doxtater (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 25, 2005 6:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Gentoo
Gentoo Linux has a reputation among Linux enthusiast as being one of the most hardcore distributions available today, and for good reason. While it is fast, stable, and mature, it doesn't have a reputation of being a very accessible distro... meaning not anyone can sit down and install Gentoo and have any expectation of simple success. Vida is Spanish for “life” so will it live up to its name? Will it breath new life into the Linux desktop? We are about to find out...

MS Accused of 'Excluding Free Software' from Licensing Scheme

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 25, 2005 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Free Software Foundation Europe says the company is blocking Linux, Samba and other major open-source projects from taking part in a protocol licensing scheme mandated by the European Commission's antitrust ruling.

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