There has been a large amount of confused coverage in the media recently regarding the Linux trademark. The confusion eventially reached the Linux Kernel Mailing List where active kernel development occurs, and Linus Torvalds offered some insight.
Sun is throwing its hat in the DRM ring with the announcement of a project it calls the Open Media Commons initiative.
Companies have been asked to pay up to $5,000 to use the Linux trademark, but Linus Torvalds insists this trademark sublicensing is a loss-making operation
Linux Australia is taking free and open source software to the streets with Australia's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, 2005.
The speed at which Open Source products can suddenly establish themselves seems remarkable. I guess it isn't so remarkable when you analyze the situation; the web has accelerated the speed of 'word-of-mouth' recommendation and dramatically increased its scope. Open Source products are also helped by the fact that the initial outlay is zero.
The Apache Software Foundation on Monday launched an open-source project to develop application-integration middleware, a move that could lead to a viable alternative to vendor-supplied products used in service-oriented architectures.
Considered by many to be the most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux available, " Linux in a Nutshell" covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions.
New Generation of Widely Adopted Eclipse CDT Project Now Available
id Software has released the source code to Quake 3. You can find information about the source, links to the source, and links to projects around the source over at Liberated Games.
A 'welcoming environment' is being created to spur more women into get involved in Apache projects
Novell Inc. today plans to announce that an upgrade of its ZENworks software will ship on Friday with complete life-cycle management capabilities for Linux systems and support for managing Windows PCs from servers running Linux.
According to press reports, some 90 Australian companies have been told they will have to pay between 2000 and 5000 Australian dollars if they want to keep using the Linux brand. According to Jon "Maddog" Hall, CEO at Linux International in the US, Linux Australia handles brand rights issues for Australia and sent out these letters. He added that similar letters could be sent out in the US soon by the Linux Mark Institute (LMI), which handles the brand rights for Linux there. Linux Torvalds has held the rights to the brand "Linux" since 1997. He has specified a number of rules for the use of this name.
Progress Software Corp. announced that it has joined the open source community, Eclipse Foundation, and will base future tools on the Eclipse platform.
Linux Australia will organise the country's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, the organisation's president, Jonathan Oxer, said today. The Day is a global initiative in 63 countries to take free and open-source software to the public.
Welcome to our issue number 10 of Fedora Weekly News.
PCHDTV.com's $170 HD-3000 PCI high definition television tuner card supports over-the-air HD broadcasts and even some HD cable, as well as standard US television. You may remember this product from when the company announced it would ignore the now defunct broadcast flag. Politics aside, how well does it perform? Fairly well on standard broadcasts, but I had less success with HDTV programming -- through no fault of the hardware.
One of the people who encourages work in advocating Linux in government is Con Zymaris. I had the good luck to catch up with him last week. Here's an update and some inside information on Linux and open source down under. For starters we'll get an update on the complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and find out what Microsoft's doing in other places to deter Linux.
Government officials and software specialists are meeting this week to thrash out a formal plan for the use of open-source software in government departments. Free-to-use open-source software is a way for SA to develop its own technology skills rather than rely on imported products, internet billionaire Mark Shuttleworth said last week.
Although their strikes against the tightly stretched drum head are much more graceful and powerful than the strokes of the keyboard, taiko players of North America have battled some of the same issues as open source software developers, including patents and the desire to share their innovations.
The Linux operating system, when combined with available personal productivity software, packaged application software, and development tools, has reached a level of capability that arguably positions it to be an acceptable alternative client operating environment (COE) solution for many users of personal computers. Making a leap from being an acceptable alternative to capturing the role of a mainstream solution is the chasm that Linux must cross today. We see opportunities for Linux to make inroads in the COE market in the following ways...