Linux News for May 27, 2008
CollabSummit Videos: Communities Within Communities (May 27, 2008, 23:15)
Amanda McPherson's Linux Foundation Blog: "A
few weeks ago we posted video from the first day of our Linux
Foundation Collaboration Summit as well as a dozen personal
interviews with interesting folks who attended..."
Novell's Big Opportunity (May 27, 2008, 22:30)
The Open Road: "A friend called me on Friday to
ask what I thought about Novell. 'Does it have a chance?' he
How Everyone Wins with Open Source Software (May 27, 2008, 21:45)
Linux.com: "Though I find Tomboy exceptionally
useful, I had a minor issue with the inability to create new
notebooks from within a note..."
Open Source Programmers Flocking to the Mac? (May 27, 2008, 21:00)
OSNews: "Ivan Krstic' critique of the One
Laptop Per Child Project has made its ripples around the pond of
Business Logic vs. Free Software Idealism (May 27, 2008, 20:30)
Datamation: "Although you still find some
members of the free software community who automatically view
business with suspicion, for the most part the community considers
the multibillion dollar open source industry as a validation of its
Can System Builders Turn to Ubuntu? (May 27, 2008, 20:00)
eWeek Channel Insider: "Late last month, Ubuntu
8.04 arrived on the scene, right on time, right on its six-month
refresh cycle and readily available via a simple ISO image file
KDE 4.1 Beta1 Release Announcement (May 27, 2008, 19:30)
KDE.org: "The KDE Project is proud to announce
the first beta release of KDE 4.1..."
The Problem(s) with OpenID (May 27, 2008, 19:30)
The Identity Corner: "On occasion, my
colleagues and I are asked whether Credentica is working to ensure
that our innovative technology for user-centric identity management
will work with OpenID..."
Portrait: NimbleX Creator Bogdan Radulescu (May 27, 2008, 19:00)
Linux.com: "Sometimes all it takes to foment
innovation may be an idea that sounds cool..."
Exclusive Fedora Interview (May 27, 2008, 18:30)
Softpedia: "Therefore, we wanted to know more
about this Linux distribution and about the upcoming Fedora 10
release, so we've contacted the project leader, Paul W. Frields,
for an in-depth interview..."
Bonus Interview: 'The State Of... Linux Gaming?' (May 27, 2008, 18:00)
Gamasutra: "That's why we thought now might be
a good time to have a chat with Bob Zimbinksi, who has run the
Linux Gaming Tome for around nine years now..."
Rock Out on Linux with the Banshee 1.0 Beta 2 Media Player (May 27, 2008, 17:30)
Ars Technica: "It has been almost a year since
we got our first glimpse of the next-generation Banshee media
player. The latest beta, which was released on Friday, offers a
wide variety of impressive features and a highly polished user
Vyatta Aims Higher (May 27, 2008, 17:00)
ISP-Planet: "Dave Roberts, vice president of
strategy and marketing at Vyatta, explains that there are two
editions of the core software: the community edition and the
AMD Releases Stream SDK For Linux (May 27, 2008, 16:30)
Phoronix: "Earlier this month we announced that
AMD would soon be releasing their Stream SDK for Linux, and just
before the start of the weekend this inaugural release had
Kenya Linux Group Challenges Procurement Policies (May 27, 2008, 16:00)
LinuxWorld: "The association members have been
locked out of government tenders because the requests for proposals
are usually skewed toward Microsoft products, therefore locking out
open-source software developed locally..."
Green Euro MP Supports Call for Better Access to Open Source Software (May 27, 2008, 15:30)
Green Party UK: "European citizens have the
right to freely access documents and information from the
institutions which represent them, and it is about time that the
use of open source software became more widespread..."
The Embrace, Extend, Extinguish of ODF Begins? (May 27, 2008, 15:00)
Groklaw: "The so-called document format
standards war between OpenDocument and Open XML has ended 'not with
a bang, but with a whimper.' Or more plainly stated, Microsoft has
robbed opponents of Open XML of any colorable claim that any war
was taking place..."
Death Knell for Television As We Know It (May 27, 2008, 14:30)
Sydney Morning Herald: "Japanese television
technology that will give viewers access to high-speed broadcasts
over the internet could render conventional television obsolete and
transform the media landscape within years, analysts have
Cisco Systems' New Client/Server Messaging Protocol Announced (May 27, 2008, 14:00)
CIO: "Are your developers using SOAP, CORBA or
EJBs? You might want to take a look at Etch. It's language-,
platform- and transport-agnostic, and Cisco is planning to release
it as open source..."
Asus to Release Desktop Eee PC as Ebox (May 27, 2008, 13:30)
Register Hardware: "Asus will finally launch
the desktop version of its elfin Eee PC early next month. Once
dubbed the E-DT, the unit is set to retail as the Ebox, we
Via Releases Laptop Design as Open Source (May 27, 2008, 13:00)
IDG Norway: "Via Technologies released the
hardware design for a low-cost laptop with WiMax support under an
open-source license on Tuesday, a move intended to make
customization easier and shorten design cycles for system
Mozilla Mulls Second Release Candidate for Firefox 3.0 (May 27, 2008, 12:30)
Channel Register: "Mozilla is considering
whether on not to publish a further test version of Firefox 3
following the discovery of ten noteworthy bugs in Firefox 3.0
Linux 2.6.26-rc4 [Released] (May 27, 2008, 12:00)
LKML.org: "You know the drill by now: another
week, another -rc..."
Open Source Gets an "A" Grade at UniversityReaders (May 27, 2008, 11:15)
Linux.com: "When Bassim Hamadeh was a student
at the University of California, San Diego, he experienced
firsthand the challenge of procuring the right textbooks for his
Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Etch (May 27, 2008, 10:30)
HowtoForge: "In this HowTo I will describe how
to prepare a Debian Etch server for OpenVZ..."
Bash Process Substitution (May 27, 2008, 09:00)
Linux Journal: "In addition to the fairly
common forms of input/output redirection the shell recognizes
something called process substitution..."
Manage Your Laptop's Hotkeys On Fedora (May 27, 2008, 07:30)
HowtoForge: "This document describes how to
make your laptop's hotkeys usable on Fedora..."
Anatomy of Linux Flash File Systems (May 27, 2008, 06:00)
developerWorks: "Solid-state drives are all the
rage these days, but embedded systems have used solid-state devices
for storage for quite some time..."
Online Storage with Wuala (May 27, 2008, 00:00)
Linux Journal: "At it's most basic level, Wuala
is an online storage service. Like other services it aims to allow
you to access your files from anywhere, even if your home or office
computer is turned off..."