IBM today announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software practitioners adopt and share best practices for software development.
The open-source OpenDocument document standard has been submitted to a key international standards organisation, which could make it more attractive as a desktop solution in the public sector.
Mad Penguin™ will be running a series of three interviews with people who are in the trenches in the work to bring out OOo 2.0. The first of these interviews, with Sun Microsystems' Florian Reuter, covers some of the differences between the truly open XML found in OOo 2.0, and the closed MS Word ML found in the upcoming Microsoft Office 12
Encouragement for the use of free and open source software and open standards for science and technology has quietly worked its way into the draft texts being prepared for the November second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
CeBIT Australia, the largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event for business in the region, has announced cooperation with a number of associations and organisations, in setting up targeted exhibition programs for CeBIT Australia 2006.
Eric Raymond's recent attack on a Microsoft recruiter has sharply divided the Linux community, with some applauding his bluntness and honesty, while others accused him of exaggerating his own achievements.
Let's be honest for a moment. How many of us were drawn to Linux because, in comparison with battleship grey Windows boringness and Chardonnay-sipping Mac pretension, Linux seemed... fun?
The source code of the much popular security tool Nessus will no longer be available for the public. Starting from the next release, Nessus will be distributed freely, but not under GPL.
The October issue of TUX is now available for download. In this issue:
*Who Let the GNOME Dogs Out?
*Inkscape: the Elements of Design
*Playing Windows Games on Linux with Cedega
Socialtext Inc. plans to open-source more than 80% of its software, the company announced Wednesday. The U.S. start-up specializes in software and support for enterprises looking to set up their own internal wikis and Web logs.
Q&A: IBM executive Steve Mills says the company is well-positioned to dominate over open-source startup groups; he cites IBM's stability and "deep customer relationships."
A Sun Microsystems executive says the OpenDocument format has the potential to change the world.
Venture capitalist Danny Rimer has made investments in companies across the open-source landscape, including MySQL, Zend, TrollTech, and SourceLabs. Reporter Sarah Lacy caught up with Rimer to chat about his European advantage and why he won't make certain open-source investments.
Schools should implement an open source authentication system to give parents and pupils secure access to online content, says a government organisation.
Charles Brenner entered the open-source realm several years ago the way most others do: rolling out Linux in an effort to save a few dollars.
Open source software isn't a craze and won't be a short-lived fad in the corporate IT environment. More importantly, OSS isn't being put on the back burner by the corporate world. For every wait-and-see CIO, there are dozens who are eager to leverage the value of OSS in their organizations.
What will become of open-source companies when they grow up? Will there be an open-source dot bomb, or is the investment going into open source leading the way for a whole new kind of software company?
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows and this weekend was certainly no exception. On Friday, progressive activists, software developers and Oregon State University's Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) joined forces to highlight the growing open source software movement and Oregon's increasingly prominent role in it.
This software movement is branching into not just mainstream business applications but also the associated services. And VCs are eager to help.
Live from New York, it's -- three comic talents who first made a name for themselves on the internet, thanks in part to the viral popularity of video shorts they released on the net under Creative Commons licenses.