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Dirty Code, Licenses and Open Source

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Karen Copenhaver, a partner at law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart, tells a story about running a seminar for a large company. The goal of the seminar was to make it clear that software developers had a responsibility to abide by their company’s guidelines surrounding the use of open-source, free and other third-party code.

Red Hat Faces Patent Infringement Suit

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Software company FireStar has filed suit against open source seller Red Hat, alleging patent infringement. Red Hat recently purched JBoss maker of the specific accused product Hibernate 3.0.

A first look at MEPIS's new Ubuntu-based Linux

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Do you like Ubuntu? Do you like KDE? Would you like to have them both in one distribution, but with more than Kubuntu can give you? If that's you, then SimplyMEPIS 6.2 is your operating system.

Sun Denies Open Source Java Imminent

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Sun was quick to deny published reports today that it plans to open source Java in the next few months. The company is working on the project, but any transition to open source is closer to a year away.

Mirus, Linspire and AOpen Introduce $399 Mini Linux PC

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Linux

Linspire, Inc. along with AOpen and Mirus Innovations, today announced the availability of the Linspire Mini Koobox, the first small form-factor Linux machine on the market.

Mandriva Linux 2007: Get Ready For Evolution

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MDV

Still pursuing its objective of offering an accessible, affordable and ever faster Linux distribution to everyone, Mandriva is putting the final touches on its brand new distro: Mandriva Linux 2007, available fall 2006.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10rc3

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As I'm sure you read, Novell offered a test drive of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 release candidate 3 (announcement). As my interest in all things SUSE never wanes, I downloaded the 5 cds right away. They came in rather quickly, although I overlooked the md5sum file. Upon returning today for said file, it appears they've begun to require registration to download the preview. I'm not sure why they now want this information, but I suspect they see these testers as possible future customers. They didn't lose out on me as I have no intention of buying. Not that it's not worth it to the right people, I'd just go for the opensuse version myself. However, to the new office setup or businesses wanting to change, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 may be just what the IT doctor ordered.

Red Hat Reports Strong Fiscal First Quarter Operating Results

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*Quarterly subscription revenue of $71.5 million up 45% from prior year
*Quarterly cash flow from operations of $52.4 million up 43% from prior year

Ontario Minister of Education axes Linux Lab

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I was just told a good-news story about a Toronto area high school computer science teacher who has been using the Linux operating system exclusively in his classroom for the past 5 years. The bad-news part of the story is that the school recently dismantled the already running Linux lab and told the teacher that he *must* only teach Microsoft software.

How Dapper is Drake?

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Yes, I know you're sick of hearing about Ubuntu. Ubuntu this, Ubuntu that, everyone must love Ubuntu or else. Don't run away screaming just yet, because there are good reasons for all the Ubuntu buzz.

SyncBack: A Backup Utility

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Question: Just how many PCs do you use during any given day? More importantly, do you struggle with keeping a handle on which files are up to date and where? If you work on your PC outside of the hobbyist world, then chances are you are in the "resounding yes" category with the rest of us - welcome to the club.

Gartner report on FOSS on Microsoft Windows

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I had heard about the latest Gartner report claiming that Microsoft Windows will become the dominant platform for "Open Source" (and free) software in the future. While there are certainly a number of reasons why some FOSS has and will continue to be written that also runs under Microsoft Windows, I think the fundamental premise is wrong.

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Linux continues to rule supercomputers

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Linux has once again dominated the list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The 27th issue of the bi-annual Top500 list, released today, shows Linux accounting for 73.4% of the top 500 supercomputers, including the two fastest machines on the planet.

Open source must co-operate with capitalism

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For open source to prosper, people need to stop thinking of it as "free" and instead think of it as "connected capitalism", delegates at an open source conference in London were told on Tuesday.

Linux spawns Brazilian Wi-Fi firmware

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LINKSYS REVOLUTIONISED the Wi-Fi world with its open, Linux-based hardware, which sparked several alternative firmware versions. One, from a Brazilian company dubbed Italbrasnet, brings enhanced firmware to low-cost wireless routers using the inexpensive Realtek chipsets.

Finding Open Source Bugs Like Klocwork

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A new study by code analysis firm Klocwork has discovered new flaws in open source programs that previous scans by a Department of Homeland Security-sponsored study did not.

Jaspersoft Launches JasperIntelligence 1.0

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Open source business intelligence architecture strengthened with new analysis product and enhanced server capabilities

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