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Gentoo update for xine (200404-20)

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

Mandrake update for kernel (MDKSA-2004:037)

Using Mathematical Probability to improve Linux news aggregation

  • LXer; By Dave Whitinger (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: LXer
Spam filters (such as SpamBayes and bogofilter) based on the principles of Bayesian inference have changed the face of spam fighting, by bringing intelligent learning to mail clients. Can the same concepts be applied to other areas, namely Linux news aggregation?

Analysis: Will Lindows IPO start the pendulum swinging back for IT?

  • NewsForge; By Chris Preimesberger (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linspire
A recent news item: Lindows, Inc. announces that it wants to make an initial public offering (IPO) of its stock on NASDAQ. Might this signal the end of the four-year slump in IPOs that's still dogging the IT industry?

Sun Shows Their True Colors

  • GrokLaw (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
It looks like Sun is indeed going to re-run Caldera, right down to creating a Linux distro (Java Desktop) with lots of proprietary addons in an attempt to enforce per-seat/per-employee licensing. Deja vu all over again. And they hope we will all be foolish enough to not care about the GPL and thus forsake Red Hat and SuSE, etc. Dream on, Sun, dream on. The real question is, when that fails, then what will Sun do?

Novell and HP launch Linux Solution Seminar

  • Investor's Business Daily (subscription) (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP, Novell
Novell today announced the Novell and HP Solution Seminar "Delivering & Deploying Linux Across the Enterprise." The 33-city tour runs May 4-13 for customers in the United States and Canada, and it will furnish a road map for deploying Linux in the enterprise. Novell and HP will provide a methodology for assessing internal readiness, identifying hardware and software opportunities, and developing a rollout plan that works. To register, visit

Open-Source Bug Tracking with Bugzilla

  • Linux Journal; By Juanita Lohmeyer and Maik Hassel (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 7:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How Bugzilla can help any project tracks job tasks as well as bugs.

Zends PHP Weekly Summary

  • php architect (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
In this weeks PHP Weekly Summary Zend covers the newly released PHP 5.0.0 RC2 covering the biggest changes in RC2 along with Sebastians success as he managed to build PHP with Microsoft's Visual C++ Toolkit 2003.

Six Strategies for Grid Application Enablement

  • IBM developerWorks; By David Kra (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 27, 2004 7:08 AM EDT)
This article, first in a technical series, defines six strategies for grid application enablement. It explains the characteristics of applications suitable for these strategies and the benefits to the organization that runs the application with that strategy.

JBoss ponders open source ESB

  • IDG Communications; By Paul Krill (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 7:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
The JBoss Group LLC may offer an ESB under an open source format, with third-party software vendors able to offer ancillary products to boost the functionality of the ESB, JBoss CEO and Founder Mark Fleury said on Monday.

"We Are Not Proprietary," Protests Red Hat - Torvalds Agrees

Responding to an allegation from Sun Microsystems that Red Hat Enterprise Linux has "pretty much forked the [Linux] distribution" on the server side, a RH spokesman has defended both the company and RHEL: ""We are fully committed to open source and our code reflects that. Red Hat has no proprietary software built in our distribution."

Sun-Microsoft deal: Questionable significance for

In October 2001, Microsoft invested $135 million in Corel, maker of WordPerfect and the corresponding suite of office productivity applications for Windows, Linux, and, at the time, Mac OS. Corel also had its own Linux distribution, of course, and had been ailing for several quarters due to a largely unfocused product line.

Remember Rekall?

Rekall is the app I've spent the most time learning while running RC2 of SUSE 9.1 on my desktop the past few weeks. You may remember that Rekall began its life as a proprietary product sold by TheKompany. Today, Rekall is a dual-licensed GUI database front-end with aspirations of becoming Linux's answer to Microsoft Access. The 2.2.0-beta1 release of the GPLd version bundled with SUSE 9.1 is not Access yet, but it's very usable.

Leading Companies Invest in MontaVista Software

Investment Led by Siemens Venture Capital; Includes Infineon Ventures, Samsung Ventures America and China Development Industrial Bank

Open Source CEO Against Opening Java Language to Community

  • Computer Business Review; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2004 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, JBoss, Sun
JBoss Inc's chief executive is urging Sun Microsystems Inc to resist pressure from IBM to open source Java, a move viewed by some as an attempt by IBM to take control of Java.

Sun announces new free support for open source server companies

  • NewsForge; By Chris Preimesberger (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 6:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss, Sun
Sun Microsystems Monday announced free J2EE 1.4 technical support for all open source app server companies, so they can make their products square with the new specifications. Sun also released a new, freely downloadable" J2EE 1.4 Application Verification Kit (AVK). The new AVK tests for portability to J2EE APIs across Java-compatible application servers and applications -- including JBoss, Apache, and other open source servers.

Equator Starfish Hardware Platform for Linux-based VoIP Appliances

Sub-$80 BOM cost and production ready - Starfish cuts cost and development time for volume deployment

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 <> (Posted by dave on Apr 26, 2004 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Gentoo

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