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Eben Moglen, a prominent open source software lawyer, argued that legal risks from using free and open source software have been minimised by the GPL.
It's rare to see a new distribution that isn't a Debian or Red Hat clone in disguise with an extra feature or two, or that dares to take a bold departure from the status quo. One of those rarities, however, is GoboLinux.
Linux software company Novell Inc. of Waltham confirmed yesterday that it is laying off about 600 workers, or 10 percent of the company's worldwide workforce of 5,800.
Arabian Linux 0.6 beta 4 was released on or about September 4, and at the request of a reader, Tuxmachines downloaded, burnt and test drove this lovely installable livecd tonight. As the name implies Arabian is primarily designed for Arabian speaking users, however it does have support for English as well. Since this latest release is two month old, some of the packages are going to seem a big dated, but it none the less is worth a look. Great looks, stability, and imaginative customizations make Arabian a worthy contender in either language. In fact, Tuxmachines was quite impressed.
The Mozilla project Wednesday released another beta version of the Firefox 1.5 browser and now topped the 11 percent mark of the browser market.
Nokia has unveiled their new web browser for its mobile phones, based upon the KDE Project's open source technology. The browser uses the KHTML and KJS rendering engines to provide a fast and powerful web browser.
Security researchers have identified numerous new vulnerabilities in PHP - the popular, open source web development environment.
Novell recently released some video of "usability" testing featuring 11 people who were familiar with Windows trying to accomplish various tasks under the Linux Desktop. Now, to me, that doesn't sound really effective.
Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker, has renewed its threat to pull the Windows operating system out of Korea, if the ongoing investigation by the nation’s antitrust agency doesn’t turn out to be in its favor.
Three open source start-up executives Tuesday showed their daring by making pitches to potential customers. What made them daring is that they did it in front of dozens of attendees at the Open Source Business Conference in Newton, Mass.
Thinking about buying a new Linux-based home PC? Happy hunting.
Say what you will about Novell CEO Jack Messman, he's no dummy. Maybe it's for the good of Novell or maybe just to save his own neck, but since early September when Blum Capital and Credit Suisse First Boston went public with their gripes that the former railroad exec was fumbling Novell's golden opportunity to be the Red Hat challenger, he has been making big conciliatory moves fast.
In this series, we will consider key aspects that impact the future of OSS in the business and consumer markets. Will OSS re-shape the entire IT industry, or will it never be more than a passing fad for niche players?