Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OSS

FSF goes global with anti-Windows campaign

Filed under
OSS

pcauthority.com.au: The organisation said today it would issue press releases about the Windows 7 Sins campaign in eight languages, with several more on the way.

Open-source alive and thriving

Filed under
OSS

stuff.co.nz: New York University anthropologist Gabriella Coleman says the open-source software movement has emerged relatively unscathed from the economic downturn.

How Red Hat Routed the Recession

Filed under
Linux
OSS

gigaom.com: While the recession has battered many U.S. software companies, Red Hat — which has staked its future on open-source Linux software, virtualization and cloud computing — has flourished.

Sun CEO Issues Memo in Wake of Oracle Acquisition Greenlight

Filed under
Software
OSS

gigaom.com: After the European Commission approved Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun, it only took a few hours for an internal memo to go out from Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s CEO, announcing that he is resigning. discussing the impact that change in control will have on Sun.

Also: Sun and Oracle's impact on open source acquisitions

Commercial open source had very good 2009

Filed under
OSS
  • Commercial open source had very good 2009
  • BETT 2010 Review
  • Black Duck Software Names Open Source Rookies of 2009
  • EU: Open Universities open source master published first two books
  • Extracting license information from rpm files and distributions

Why Business Resists Open Source

Filed under
OSS

earthweb.com: Most open source advocates like to believe that the migration from proprietary software products over to open source alternatives is fairly straight forward. Unfortunately, it's never that simple.

Can you force freedom and it still be freedom?

Filed under
OSS
Ubuntu

trausch.us/blog: “You can have freedom without choice.” That someone could even come up with this one is just amazing to me. The ability to choose is a major part of what freedom—or liberty—is. If you cannot make a choice on a matter, then by definition you do not have freedom in the context of that matter.

Steps to adopt open source standards draw flak

Filed under
OSS

indiatimes.com: India’s open source software lobbyists allege that the country’s proposed draft recommendations for adopting open technology standards and software for automating different government departments and functions, favours popular software solutions from large companies such as Microsoft.

Demystifying Open Source

Filed under
OSS

sys-con.com: In 2008, the open source community saw the year end with a headline-catching lawsuit, the Free Software Foundation files suit against Cisco for General Public License (GPL) violations. Not to be outdone, 2009 also ended with a bang. Best Buy, Samsung, JVC and 11 other consumer electronics companies were named in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed on December 14, 2009, by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) on behalf of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Open source in 2010

Filed under
OSS

mybroadband.co.za: Is 2010 the "year of open source"? Probably not, but by the end of the year expect to see open source software everywhere.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft Didn't Copy Convergence Idea, Ubuntu Will Be First

Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time. Read more

Ubuntu Devs and Users Talk About Windows with Buttons on the Wrong Side

The Ubuntu community is having a vivacious discussion regarding the placement of the window buttons on the left side. From the looks of it, some users would prefer to have the option of moving the buttons to the right side. Read more

Tiny UAV-oriented i.MX6 SBC has HDMI in and out

Gateworks unveiled a tiny, UAV-oriented SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers HDMI in/out, USB, serial, GPIO, CAN, mini-PCIe, and more. Like other Gateworks Ventana boards, such as the recent Ventana GW5200, the tiny “Ventana GW5510″ runs Linux or Android on a Cortex-A9-based Freescale i.MX6 SoC clocked to 800MHz, and offers a wide-range power supply and -40 to 85°C temperature support. Other Ventana-like features include a programmable pushbutton switch, as well as programmable board shut-down and wake-up for remote sensor applications. Read more

Ubuntu 15.04 review: Beauty or “boring” is in the eye of the beholder

Snow melts and trees blossom, but nothing really says spring around the Ars Orbital HQ like the arrival of a new version of Ubuntu Linux. Right on schedule, Canonical has recently released Ubuntu 15.04, also known as Vivid Vervet. Ubuntu 15.04 arrived in late April and has, judging by other reviews, largely underwhelmed. According to the popular storyline, there's not much new in 15.04. Of course, a slew of changes and unforeseen features in 15.04 could have just as easily earned a negative reaction, probably from the same people calling the actual release boring. The top of the Linux mountain is a lonely, criticism-strewn place. The truth is, this line of thought is partially correct. There isn't much new in 15.04, at least not in terms of visible changes to the Unity desktop. Read more