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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 27, 2007

  • Wikia Goes The Way of Open Source Search (2007-07-27 23:15:34)
    internetnews.com: "The founder of Wikipedia is aggressively building out his Wikia effort, a commercial collection of Web sites anyone can edit. One of its key parts? Search..."

  • Microsoft Decides 'Open' is Better than 'Shared': What This Says About OSI (2007-07-27 21:00:05)
    CNET News: "Tim notes that Microsoft will be submitting its shared-source licenses to the OSI for approval. He calls this 'huge, long-awaited,...and earthshaking.' It's actually none of the above, but it is welcome..."

  • Tux Goes to Elementary School (2007-07-27 20:15:26)
    Wired: "It's common knowledge that getting kids excited about computers and technology is the best way to get them excited about learning..."

  • Advertising the Open Source Way with OpenAds (2007-07-27 19:30:47)
    CNET News: "OpenAds is one of the most interesting open source projects/companies on the planet. Period..."

  • Interview: The OpenBSD Foundation's Ken Westerback (2007-07-27 15:45:05)
    The Jem Report: "Yesterday the OpenBSD Foundation announced its inception as a legal entity in charge of donations of money and equipment for the OpenBSD operating system and its associated projects..."

  • Dell To Expand Linux PC Offerings, Partner Says (2007-07-27 13:30:48)
    Reuters/InformationWeek: "Dell Inc will soon offer more personal computers that use the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp's Windows, said the founder of a company that offers Linux support services..."

  • Email Call to Action (2007-07-27 12:45:05)
    mitchell's blog: "We have concluded that we should find a new, separate organizational setting for Thunderbird; one that allows the Thunderbird community to determine its own destiny..."

  • ODF: The Inevitable Format (2007-07-27 10:30:16)
    Red Hat Magazine: 'The scientist thought he would find what he needed on a NASA website somewhere, but it wasn't that easy. The original data had been misplaced, and when the huge magnetic tapes that stored the data were found, they were 'in a format so old that the programmers who knew it had died...'"

  • Report: Seagate Plans to Stop Manufacturing IDE Drives by Year End (2007-07-27 09:00:16)
    Ars Technica:: "Seagate plans to cease manufacturing IDE hard drives by the end of the year and will focus exclusively on SATA-based products..."

  • Ingimp's Tools May Improve FOSS Usability (2007-07-27 06:00:02)
    Linux.com: "Since May, ingimp, a modified version of the GIMP, has collected daily logs on what users do with the program in the hope of improving its usability..."

  • Ten Commandments for Ubuntu (2007-07-27 03:00:18)
    CNET News: "...Ubuntu is making serious headway, not because it's the same as Microsoft, SUSE, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but rather because it's different from these..."

  • Open Source Licensing: The Right (or Wrong) Tool for the Job (2007-07-27 01:30:20)
    Computer Business Review: "The big news for today is definitely open source licensing, with SugarCRM going GPLv3, the OSI approving SocialText's Common Public Attribution License, BMC selecting the BSD license for its open source projects, and the newly re-named xTuple introducing yet another license..."

  • Hey, Wired... 2001 Called... (2007-07-27 00:00:55)
    dot unplanned: "It wants its headline back..."