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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 26, 2008

  • Can Sun Make Dolphins Fly? It Probably Shouldn't (Jan 26, 2008, 21:00)
    InformationWeek: "What's going to happen when MySQL is folded into Sun? SunnySQL, suggested one blogger, Evil_Work, who was no doubt inspired by Schwartz' flight of fancy. And the excess was just getting started..."

  • Asterisk is No Longer Just a PBX Footnote (Jan 26, 2008, 17:00)
    LinuxWorld: "While Asterisk IP PBX software can be a boon for cash-strapped businesses that need phone upgrades, the free, open source platform has also spawned a host of for-profit vendors that charge for Asterisk professional services..."

  • Ohloh Opens Code, and Privacy Debate (Jan 26, 2008, 13:00)
    451 CAOS Theory: "Open source development and network site Ohloh has open sourced code for its site and service, which tracks open source developers, their projects and contributions..."

  • Use kfsmd to Keep Track of Changes in Your Filesystems (Jan 26, 2008, 07:00) "Applications can ask the Linux kernel to report changes to selected files and directories. I created the Kernel Filesystem Monitoring Daemon (kfsmd) to make monitoring filesystem changes simple..."

  • Has Open Source Sold Out? (Jan 26, 2008, 01:00)
    Tech's Bottom Line: "As open source goes mainstream, big commercial software companies reap as much revenue as scrappy independents..."