Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Traffic on the network had been increasing all week, but the intrusion-detection system wasn’t picking up anything malicious. Whatever traffic was traversing the network was considered okay.
If you're at all familiar with open source software, chances are you've heard the phrase "LAMP stack" at some point. You may even know what it stands for. But do you know what LAMP actually is?
A three-year project to include open source subjects such as Python programming and the Linux kernel is being funded by the Department of Information Technology. Aiding the academia is the city's Free and Open Source Software event, FOSS.in 2005.
The unique set of circumstances led Kevin Mauldin to a costly conclusion: The company needed to upgrade its entire computer network for four metro-area showrooms and a warehouse. Mauldin opted to pursue a low-cost solution that met his criteria: an "open-source" platform.
The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games could switch to a cost-saving open source technology platform under proposals to be considered by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be having second thoughts about abandoning Microsoft Corp. software on state computers in favor of a rival open-source format.
The Australian Information Industry Association appears to have decided to educate the corporate world about the use of open source software - but it doesn't want any media present while it does so.
Philips Electronics China Group announced Wednesday that the company, together with Sony, IBM, Red Hat and Novell, has decided to join the Open Invention Network (OIN), to purchase core patents of Linux operation system and offer them, free of charge.
The Free Software Foundation and the Software Freedom Law Center on Wednesday released the road map for the long-awaited revision of the GNU General Public License.
The rules governing the use of most free software programs will be revised for the first time in 15 years, in an open process that begins today.
If you're at all like me, you tend to be just a little careful with your corporate IT infrastructure. What I do not want to hear is, "Hey, let's rip out these mission-critical services, replace them with this open source thing we keep hearing about, and see what happens."
Flashline, author of software asset management solutions, has put together a Patterns Book for helping get Open Source projected started within an enterprise, even very demanding ones.
Oh, that it were all as simple as downloading some free software. Open-source software is a maturing, ever-more viable option for small business, but reducing cost through its use requires a careful approach.
Large companies and analysts that work with open source are fond of talking about vendor "sensitivity" when they are explaining why some customers are reluctant to go public about migrations away from proprietary software.
A recent Social Source event in London looked at how open source software could be used by voluntary organizations. As well as covering blogs and wikis, a new topic was the Open Document.