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UK Patent Office under fire over software report

The UK Patent Office (UKPO) has been criticised by anti-patent campaigners on Monday for an article it published last week on the software patent directive.

Report: New Project Hopes to Quell EU Open Source Patent Concerns

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 7:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Borrowing a concept from a very popular open source site, Open Source Risk Management (OSRM) has launched a study today that's designed to assess whether current European laws regarding technology patents actually do what they're supposed to and protect true innovation rather than corporate interests.

Platform Computing Launches Platform Rocks for Linux Cluster Market

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Platform Delivers Free Cluster Management Solution Optimized for Dell Linux Clusters

Novell Linux Desktop Arrives

As promised, Novell is releasing its business Linux desktop ahead of schedule.

FreeBSD releases 'stable' version 5.3

FreeBSD developers on Saturday announced the release of the final version of FreeBSD 5.3, the open-source operating system. The milestone release is the first stable version of the 5.x development branch, said FreeBSD developer Scott Long in the release announcement.

Review: White Box fills niche between Fedora and RHEL

White Box Enterprise Linux (WBEL) is an attempt to fill the void left by Red Hat's decision to become a purely commercial product. It's not without problems, but it does a bridge the functionality gap between the Fedora Project and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Update: Microsoft settles antitrust cases with Novell, CCIA

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced antitrust settlements with Novell Inc. and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), ending years of legal wrangling.

Getting the most from OpenOffice.org Writer fields

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fields are extremely useful features of Writer. This article describes how to use fields to solve common business and technical writing problems.

Compatibility Issues Slow 'Project Janus'

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
As Sun Microsystems prepares to deliver Solaris 10 by year's end, one of its key features—"Project Janus"—may be postponed.

Novell launches desktop Linux for enterprises

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Novell Inc. will begin shipping on Tuesday a desktop version of its open source Linux operating system aimed squarely at enterprise users.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Released

The Mozilla Foundation today released Firefox 1.0, the first major new product release since the Mozilla Suite's 1.0 in June of 2002. Firefox 1.0 is the completion of roughly 2 years of work on the revolutionary new browser, which has raised the Mozilla Foundation's profile greatly in its year of existance. The release follows up the hugely successful Preview Release which had over eight million downloads.

Fedora Core 3 released

Fedora Core 3 has been released.

The men behind ettercapNG

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In 2001 two Italians released the first beta version of ettercap, a network protocol analyzer. This summer they released ettercapNG, which was completely rewritten from scratch with better, modular code, making it easier to add new features and write and submit patches. Ettercap is now covered in most security books. It's number 9 in the Top 75 Security Tools list of the Nmap Hackers mailing list. NewsForge recently caught up with its authors, Alberto Ornaghi (a.k.a. ALoR) and Marco Valleri (a.k.a. NaGA). Each is 26 years old, and they work as security consultants for two different company in Milan.

Linux spread continues in the Caribbean

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 9:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Netherlands Antilles is a group of five-and-a-half islands that are self-governing even though they are still part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which handles their defense and other international dealings. Linux and open source have never been formally introduced to this corner of the world, a condition that will change Wednesday, November 10, when Stimul-IT of Curacao holds the island's first-ever Free/Open Source Software conference.

New clusters emerge at supercomputing show

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 8:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dell and Hewlett-Packard plan to announce on Monday new servers that can be networked into a single high-performance technical computer.

Leaf and Bart Decrem Leaving Mozilla Foundation, Chase Phillips and Christopher Beard Joining

Chief Lizard Wrangler Mitchell Baker has reported on some staff changes at the Mozilla Foundation. Build engineer, Daniel "Leaf" Nunes, who has been with mozilla.org since nearly the very beginning, is departing the Foundation but will continue to be involved with Mozilla. His replacement is Chase Phillips. Another new arrival is Christopher Beard, who has been involved with several Linux companies over the years and also held positions at HP. Finally, marketing and public relations mastermind Bart Decrem is leaving the Mozilla Foundation to take a job with MozSource, the company that operates the Mozilla Store (disclosure: MozillaZine has a commercial relationship with MozSource).

IBM's Blue Gene/L goes on sale

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
IBM's Blue Gene/L just got a step more mundane.

Certification: Is It Right For An Open-Source World

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel
'We want the expertise in open source to be internal to the company,' says Dutile. That's why KeyCorp covers certification costs for employees via Red Hat or the Linux Professional Institute.

Interview: OSDL chief Stuart Cohen - Part 1

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: OSDL
In the first of a two-part interview, Open Systems Development Labs chief Stuart Cohen outlines the group's recent successes and plans for Linux and open source, and the challenges that lie ahead

Review: Xandros Desktop OC Beats All Others

  • http://www.desktopos.com; By Matt Livingstone (Posted by tim1980 on Nov 8, 2004 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Matt Livingstone has written a very short review on his impressions when using Xandros Desktop OS Open Circulation Edition.

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