11

USDA Keeps Up with the Flow

http://www.eweek.com

At its heart, predicting the supply of water is a math problem—an extremely complicated math problem. The USDA's team chose a platform consisting of open-source development tools from Sun Microsystems, Intland Software and Collab_Net.

Read more »
dave's picture
Created by dave 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 9 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
16

Linus on the GPL, BSD, Tivo and the FSF

http://kerneltrap.org

A lengthy debate that began with a suggestion to dual license the Linux kernel under the GPLv2 and the GPLv3 [story] continues on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Throughout the ongoing thread Linux creator Linus Torvalds has spoken out on the GPLv2, the upcoming GPLv3, the BSD license, Tivo, the Free Software Foundation, and much more.

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 7 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 9 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
12

Linux Summit: Forget Microsoft. Let's Get Back To Development

http://www.informationweek.com

The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit started off with a town-hall-style question-and-answer session with about 70 representatives of kernel developers, Linux users, and independent software vendors.

Read more »
snotbutter's picture
Created by snotbutter 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 9 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
12

Can Microsoft Surround And Conquer Red Hat?

http://techiqmag.com

"Yet another open source software provider has signed a licensing and patent agreement with Microsoft. The VAR Guy wonders: Is Microsoft moving a few strategic pieces into place before launching a legal showdown against Red Hat?"

Read more »
bridget's picture
Created by bridget 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 9 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
10

Linspire deal: What will ESR and Shuttleworth do now?

http://www.itwire.com.au

"A few months back, the self-styled open source advocate Eric S. Raymond made a grand announcement about switching Linux distributions and moving from Fedora to Ubuntu."

Read more »
bridget's picture
Created by bridget 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
15

News flash: Microsoft finds that it is god of its own world

http://blogs.cnet.com

"I must admit that I am shocked - SHOCKED - that Microsoft found that its software is better than open source software on the desktop for European schools. Shocked, I tell you! I mean, after hours of rigorous study and painfully bought and paid for research, to find out that it likes its own software more than open source.... Who would have thought?"

Read more »
bridget's picture
Created by bridget 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
12

Linux Leaders Plot Counterattack on Microsoft

http://www.eweek.com

"The high priests of free software have congregated at Google Inc. headquarters this week to debate the future of the movement and face down recent patent threats by Microsoft Corp."

Read more »
bridget's picture
Created by bridget 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
19

Spice up Windows - replace it with Linux

http://blog-of-gentoo.blogspot.com

"I decided to write a series of essays about moving from Windows system to a Linux one. There are plenty resources online that can help with this transition. I just thought to make an easy one and with explaining each step of doing so"

Read more »
greengrass's picture
Created by greengrass 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
12

The era of open source negotiation

http://blogs.zdnet.com

It is just possible the latest exchange of notes between Jonathan Schwartz and Linus Torvalds signals the start of a new era in business.

Call it the era of open source negotiation.

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
13

Is Open Source complacent?

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

As you probably have heard or read about by now Microsoft has made another deal with another open source company. This time Linspire has signed a deal with Microsoft to license VOIP and Windows proprietary media formats and true type fonts. My question is why? There is no need as those technologies are already in the open source world.

Read more »
dave's picture
Created by dave 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
10

Linuxchix coordinator resigns amidst controversy

http://community.linux.com

The top leader of Linuxchix resigned yesterday in the midst of a controversy over her leadership style. In a statement released to all Linuxchix mailing lists, coordinator Mary Gardiner said her decision was a difficult one, but because of a "mismatch in goals, LinuxChix should be run by someone with a better relationship with its current (implicit) goals."

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
12

Consequences of Closed Source Software in Linux

http://www.osweekly.com

With the news of Linspire's CNR coming soon to Ubuntu, and Automatix now offering a limited number of closed source, commercial applications, what possible consequences will this have on the Linux community and open source as a whole?

Read more »
snotbutter's picture
Created by snotbutter 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
13

Bringing free software down to earth

http://www.economist.com

AS HE lays out his vision for the future of open-source software, Mark Shuttleworth is enthusiastic, but he looks tired. He has been up late negotiating yet another deal as part of his mission to bring open source to a wider audience.

Read more »
snotbutter's picture
Created by snotbutter 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
12

South Africa's first Linux training academy

http://www.tectonic.co.za

In a first for South Africa, Linux Holdings have launched a full-time Linux Training Academy.

Kin Le Roux, MD of Linux Holdings explained that the Linux curriculum consists of four months full time Linux training and then a six months internship at an open source related company.

Read more »
dave's picture
Created by dave 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
23

Ubuntu and the Unions

http://www.ericlee.info

"But Linux has not taken off, at least not in the trade union movement, and without trying to analyze why that is the case (I hope some of you will tell me), I want to point out five very good reasons why trade unionists should consider making the switch."

Read more »
bridget's picture
Created by bridget 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags: