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India sits on the fence in open source debate

  • Indian Express (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 6:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The country’s official policy on software remains vendor, platform and technology neutral, tough reports claim developing countries need open source and free software more than the developed world.

Sun Sticks 'Proprietary' Label on Red Hat Linux

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat, Sun
According to Sun President Jonathan Schwartz, Red Hat's enterprise Linux offering is a propritary fork of Linux. No surprise, Red Hat and even Linux founder Linus Torvalds see it differently.

The Future of Gentoo Linux

  • Mailing list; By Kurt Lieber <klieber@gentoo.org> (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Gentoo

Cobind Desktop: Linux Done Right

  • OSnews; By Adam Scheinberg (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux is all about choice. Endless debates carry on each day, but a new company with a new distribution, Cobind, has a classic, but novel, approach: Do one thing, and do it well.

A Sunny Forecast for Open-Source

  • ComputerWorld; By Julia King (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Weather.com's move to an all-open-source Web site infrastructure has enabled the company to lower costs while meeting increased capacity demands.

Gentoo update for ssmtp (200404-18)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

Microsoft stands firm in 'Linux debate'

  • ZDNet.com; By Andrew Donoghue (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
HP, Red Hat, Novell and Sun talking about open-source and Linux at this year's LinuxExpo--that's not news. But Microsoft joining in--now that's news.

Right software model still an open question

  • Australian IT; By Bruce McCabe (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A LOT of people think open source is important because it produces better software. Whether it does or not is one of the great technology questions of the decade, and one the global software industry is struggling to answer. There is certainly no shortage of passionate debate.

Thinning down the Linux desktop

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Amy Kucharik (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 1:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While many Linux vendors focus on creating fancy, full-featured desktops to compete with Windows, some experts assert that a better approach for companies is to think thin.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 17

  • Mailing list; By Yuji Kosugi <carlos@gentoo.org> (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 1:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Gentoo
This week's Gentoo newsletter is now available for your perusal.

Mozilla Foundation Holds Future Strategy Talks with GNOME Foundation

Mozilla Foundation has held talks with the GNOME Foundation to discuss future collaboration. The minutes of the meeting, which took place via teleconference last Wednesday, reveal that the discussions covered the integration of Mozilla with GNOME, strategies to combat Microsoft Longhorn technologies (especially XAML), duplication of technology between the two projects and the default Linux browser.

Thoughts about Linspire's approach

  • NewsForge; By Michael 'STIBS' Stibane (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linspire
Reading the comments at some Web sites about Linspire's new open source applications Nvu, Lsongs, and Lphoto inspired me to have a closer look at my own feelings about the three applications, Linspire CEO Michael Robertson's person, and his aggressive way of selling his product.

Will Lindows IPO Be Robertson's Encore to MP3.com IPO?

Michael Robertson did it once, with MP3.com. Can he do it again with Lindows? Can bankers WRHambrecht and their OpenIPO process help him attract enough attention away from those investing in Google's IPO to raise the $57.5 million he's trying for this time round? (For MP3.com he raised six times that!)

Could IT Mood Swings Boost Enterprise Desktop Linux?

  • eWEEK Linux; By Matt Hicks (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux on end users' desktops remains largely elusive for enterprises, but the open-source operating system could become more attractive as the demands of IT departments shift, said panelists and attendees at the Desktop Linux Summit 2004 here.

Debian update for kernel-source-2.4.16 (DSA-495-1)

Gentoo update for ipsec-tools (200404-17)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

The People Behind KDE : Alexander Kellett

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 9:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
This week The People Behind KDE travels back to the 'Low Lands' or Netherlands where we visit the guy who is known for his 'gruesome green shorts', wants to marry into a KDE family and describes himself as 'very weird'. Are you anxious to find out more about this colorful personality? Than read all there is to know about Alexander Kellett!

Windows On Linux: Skepticism About "David" Surfaces

  • LinuxWorld.com (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 9:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In a follow-up to our story last week about the new software presently codenamed "David" ("Linux vs Windows: Another Great OS Leap Forward On the Way?"), Ron Thomas casts a skeptical eye over the Web site and claims of the company behind the apparent breakthrough.

Compressing Web Content

  • Linux Journal; By Stephen Pierzchala (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 7:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Compressing Web content can produce a much faster site for users. Here's how to set it up and measure your success. Reducing costs is a key consideration for every IT budget. One of the items looked at most closely is the cost of a company's bandwidth. Using content compression on a Web site is one way to reduce both bandwidth needs and cost. With that in mind, this article examines some of the compression modules available for Apache, specifically, mod_gzip for Apache 1.3.x and 2.0.x and mod_deflate for Apache 2.0.x.

Microsoft needs some open-source fairy dust

Novell, Sun, IBM and HP have all managed to appropriate some of the positive kudos generated by the open-source community, leaving Microsoft looking cold and out of touch

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