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  • Digium: Asterisk Accelerates As Economy Crumbles (Dec 18, 2008, 23:03)
    The VAR Guy: "Even as the US economy collapsed this fall, Asterisk downloads rose 30 percent, according to Digium. But that's not all. The company's partner program is generating exponential growth."

  • MySQL, YourSQL, OurSQL (Dec 18, 2008, 21:03)
    Open Enterprise: "Jeremy Zawodny, ex-Yahoo, currently at Craigslist, is generally regarded as one of the gurus of the MySQL world. His recent thoughts on the evolution of that project - called, significantly, "The New MySQL Landscape" - are therefore particularly interesting, not least because it uses the "f"-word: fork."

  • Three Ways to Create Web-Accessible Calendars on Your Intranet (Dec 18, 2008, 19:33)
    Linux.com: "Let's take a look at three projects that are aimed at showing calendar information through a Web interface: WebCalendar, VCalendar, and CaLogic. These projects run on a LAMP server and provide a Web interface to calendar events."

  • British Royal Navy Submarines Now Run Windows (Dec 18, 2008, 18:03)
    Slashdot: "On his Government blog, Microsoft's Ian McKenzie announced today that the Royal Navy was ahead of schedule for switching their nuclear submarines to a customized Microsoft Windows solution dubbed 'Submarine Command System Next Generation (SMCS NG)' which apparently consists of Windows 2000 network servers and XP workstations. In the article, it is claimed that this decision will save UK taxpayers £22m over the next ten years."

  • ZaReason Preparing Ubuntu Servers (Dec 18, 2008, 15:33)
    WorksWithU: "ZaReason, one of the best-known companies developing Ubuntu desktops and notebooks, plans to introduce Ubuntu server products soon. I welcome the news, but the Ubuntu server market still faces tall challenges."

  • The Reluctant Lawsuit: The FSF Pursues Its Claim Against Cisco (Dec 18, 2008, 00:03)
    Datamation: "Cisco Systems is a gold member of the Linux Foundation, the non-profit association "dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux." Yet according to a lawsuit for copyright violation filed last week by the Software Freedom Law Center on behalf of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), Cisco has repeatedly infringed on the copyright of core GNU/Linux utilities over the last five years."