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  • It's Time to Consider Open Source Software [Parts 1 & 2] (Jun 11, 2007, 23:15)
    LinuxInsider: "Many people are surprised to hear that Stallman's free software dream has been realized..."

  • Privacy International Demands Apology from Google Over Smear Campaign (Jun 11, 2007, 21:00)
    Daniweb: "Two European journalists have independently told us that Google representatives have contacted them with the claim that 'Privacy International has a conflict of interest regarding Microsoft.' I presume this was motivated because Microsoft scored an overall better result than Google in the rankings...'"

  • Apache Synapse Accelerates Open Source SOA (Jun 11, 2007, 17:15)
    internetnews.com: "After nearly two years of development, the open source Apache Synapse enterprise service bus (ESB) is ready for prime time with its 1.0 milestone release..."

  • Alan Cox on Patent Law and MS-Novell Deal (Jun 11, 2007, 12:00)
    ABC Linux: "Of the big vendors I deal with I would say Intel are probably the most co-operative today, they provide good documentation, errata information and also fund or write key drivers for their hardware such as the 3D support (done by Tungsten Graphics) and the wireless. That has really paid off and made their systems hardware of choice."

  • Anti-DRM Activists Take On the BBC (Jun 11, 2007, 10:00)
    FreeTheBBC: "The BBC plans to offer old content only through Real or Windows Media DRM technology. DRM, or Digital Restrictions Management, is technology that artificially limits what users can do with media."

  • Search smarter with Apache Solr, Part 1: Essential features and the Solr schema (Jun 11, 2007, 06:00)
    IBM Developerworks: "You'll learn how to use Solr to index and search content and explore Solr's support for faceted browsing. I'll conclude Part 1 with a look at Solr's schema and an explanation of how it is configured for the example application's index structure."

  • Microsoft hires senior Linux engineer (Jun 11, 2007, 02:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Microsoft has quietly hired Tom Hanrahan, formerly the Linux Foundation's director of engineering, to become its Director of Linux Interoperability. As part of his responsibilities, Hanrahan will manage the Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab that Microsoft began staffing up earlier this year."