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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.

Debian Weekly News - January 25th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Jan 25, 2005 2:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Marc Haber announced experimental packages of Exim4 linked against db4.2 for later inclusion in to sarge/sid. OSNews has a guideline on using the new debian-installer to install Debian by Luis Lima.

SugarCRM closes in on proprietary vendors

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Jan 25, 2005 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Business users get customisation help in the next version of the open source firm's customer relationship management software.

Yumex Reins in Fedora Core 3

Yumex significantly simplifies software management on Fedora Core 3 machines.

Sun Grants Global Open Source Community Access to More than 1,600 Patents

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jan 25, 2005 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Largest Single Grant in Patent History Spurs Software Innovation

The Linux Box Show, Episode 2

  • The Linux Box; By Sean Parsons (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 25, 2005 1:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
The second episode of The Linux Box Show is now available. In this episode Sean discusses software patents, Xfce 4.2, fonts, Torvalds criticizing security approaches, and OOo templates. Stream/Download Audio

Defending Open Source

IBM granting access to 500 software patents to the open-source community was a good start. Now Big Blue must assemble a consortium of other IP powerhouses with an interest in defending the open-source development model.

Interview: Timothy Miller

Timothy Miller is a long time developer of graphics chips and drivers. He has observed that there is a growing trend by graphics hardware vendors to provide less and less information to free and open source operating system developers. Without this information, it is becoming more and more difficult to purchase new graphics hardware that is stable and reliable on Linux and other free and open source operating systems. In response, Timothy worked with his employer, Tech Source, to form the Open Graphics Project.

Interview with Wormux lead developers

  • Advogato (Posted by dave on Jan 25, 2005 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: GNU
Wormux is a libre software clone of the game named Worms. The goal of the game consists in winning a fight against an opponent team of "worms" (or else) by leading his own team.

The Firefox religion

  •; By Blake Ross (Posted by dave on Jan 25, 2005 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Blake Ross has written a weblog post about the design philosophy behind Mozilla Firefox. The short version: Firefox, like most good software, should be means to an end that's largely invisible to its users.

Sun Details Open Solaris Licensing Plans

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 25, 2005 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
The company will use its new Common Development and Distribution License for its Open Solaris project. Sun also will release the code to its DTrace technology, which is found in the upcoming Solaris 10 operating system and allows a look into its inner workings.

Mozilla Firefox Lead Engineer Joins Google

Ben Goodger, Lead Engineer for the popular browser Firefox has announced that he is no longer paid by Mozilla, and has joined Google.

Mitchell Baker Returning to Mozilla Full Time

Mozilla Foundation President Mitchell Baker will return to working on the Mozilla project full time. She will continue to be an employee of OSAF and will retain her seat on OSAF's board.

IBM goes silent on Linux desktop effort

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Jan 25, 2005 9:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
More than a year after IBM's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sam Palmisano challenged his company to move to the Linux desktop by the end of 2005, IBM has significantly toned down its rhetoric on the subject of open-source clients.

Teachers Union Turns to Open Source

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 25, 2005 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The United Federation of Teachers embraces open-source technology for its enterprise systems.

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