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And our day is Saturday, 10 September. Software Freedom Day is almost upon us, and Go Open Source and other OSS pundits have a ton of install fests happening around the country, intended to spread the good news of free software and introduce non-geeks to the welcoming world of open source.
There was a lot going on in our region this week. It's very refreshing to see open source gaining some momentum right here in our neighbourhood. We also sampled some good diligent tech journalism and some slightly less savory work.
Cnet reports on the morning session in the court battle of M$ vs Google concerning former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee.
I understand the open-source software community's frustration with the existing software patent infrastructure, but denouncing the patent system and refusing to file for patents isn't the answer.
On Roddenberry's 24th century Earth, there is no money. Everyone shares everything. I'd say that sounds a great deal like the open source development community of today.
Everybody's favorite 'little buddy' set sail this past Friday from his dock in North Carolina.
Back on August 3rd, I installed the Beta 1 version of Windows Vista on my work desktop. That meant reinstalling all my applications...but I didn't have a copy of Microsoft Office handy. So I installed a beta copy of OpenOffice.org 2.0--the leading open-source office suite--figuring that it could serve as a stopgap.
Trolltech, the world's biggest producer of Linux software for mobile devices, has appointed two ex-Microsoft executives as it gears up for a possible initial public offering, sources close to the company said on Tuesday.
A little bird emailed this morning to inform Search Engine Journal that MSN Search (which seems to be very slow today) is now tracking clicks and click thru.
Children separated from families after the deadly Hurricane Katrina are being helped by the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as their website is also serving as an online album of children who are trying to find their families.
Japanese automaker Toyota has developed a safety technology that it says will keep the driver's eyes on the road.
The free software foundation said on Tuesday it would start adapting rules for development and use of free software by including penalties against those who patent software or use anti-piracy technology.
Kat is a framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files. Today marks the release of version 0.6.3 fixing serveral bugs.
Among the hundreds of Linux distributions, only a handful get much media attention, and only a small segment of those have become household words in the Linux community. Why do so many small distros have such a loyal entourage? The answer lies in the word "community."
NVIDIA DECIDED to cancel its upcoming G70 Ultra card, a real shocker. However, there is good business sense behind that hard decision.