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Koha is a FLOSS software project writing and maintaining an Library management system. One of the support and development companies appears to be heading a direction that will see them withholding code from the wider community.
It’s rare to find, then, a brochure produced with the intent of talking down free software as a whole. However, Wikileaks has turned up just such a document: the SirsiDynix brochure against “open source” library software, distributed on a restricted basis to certain customers. In particular, they’re raging against the likes of Evergreen and Koha.
Three new resources for Free and Open Source Software project governance were released into beta today (and they are all free, as in beer). The first is a library of links covering everything from process development through to politics.
Say you're looking for free software on the internet. You are quite likely to come across sites like Super Shareware, Shareware Links, Software Files, Download Junction and File Buzz. Ah, software directories. You find a vast wealth of free software options, download what you want, and think about how awesome free software is. So you've found what you're looking for. Or have you?
GNOME 3.4 was released yesterday and a Live demo ISO CD was made available shortly after. According to the Release Notes, it comes with some very cool features and the usual bugfixes.
At first glance, the developers have not really changed the default look of the desktop at all. While that is still annoying, some of the new features and some enhancements to existing applications are impressive.
Canonical this month released Ubuntu 7.10, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon. Like the Feisty Fawn release before it, Gutsy is a bleeding-edge distribution with a focus on new features and the newest free software applications. It's a speedy operating system with great new features and only a few minor issues.