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Linux News for Jun 29, 2007

  • Is The New GPL a Target? (Jun 29, 2007, 22:30)
    Editor's Note: "Does anyone else wonder why Microsoft was in such an awful hurry to line up partnership deals with Linux vendors before the final release of GPL 3...?"

  • Motorola Releases Open Source Middleware (Jun 29, 2007, 21:45) "Motorola announced Thursday that it has released version 1 of an open source project aimed at providing a standard for high-availability middleware for telecommunications hardware manufacturers and ISVs..."

  • Final GPLv3 (Jun 29, 2007, 21:00)
    Novell Open PR: "We note that the language which grandfathered the Novell-Microsoft agreement from a key patent provision remains in the final version..."

  • India's Kerala State Goes Open Source (Jun 29, 2007, 20:15)
    CNET News: "India's Kerala state government is counting on open-source software to boost its IT literacy rate..."

  • Stallman Urges Users to Upgrade to GPLv3 (Jun 29, 2007, 19:30) "After nearly 16 years of use, the GPL--the cornerstone license of the Free Software Movement--has officially been revised..."

  • The Distro Jungle (Jun 29, 2007, 19:30)
    developerWorks: "And one of the most confusing things about distributions, for the beginner, is that there is no official definition of what a distribution is, exactly: distributions existed in many forms long before anyone cared..."

  • Why You Should Be Excited About Ubuntu 7.10 (Jun 29, 2007, 18:45)
    ArsGeek: "Why? Because it's going to fix one of the four major issues keeping Linux off desktops..."

  • Highly Discounted Linux Web Tablets Pop Up (Jun 29, 2007, 18:00)
    LinuxDevices: "At least two large online retailers are selling Nokia's 770 Internet Tablet for $140..."

  • Google Desktop for Linux: Plain Ol' Desktop Search (Jun 29, 2007, 17:15) "The beta release was announced Wednesday, and I've been putting the application through the wringer since then to see how well it stacks up on Linux..."

  • Centric CRM Opts for Open Software License (Jun 29, 2007, 16:30)
    Open for Business: "It's funny how things work out sometimes... When IT Business Edge spoke to intellectual property attorney Lawrence Rosen last week, we just wanted his take on GPL v3..."

  • iPhone-like Linux Phone Delayed (Jun 29, 2007, 15:45)
    eWeek: "As Apple launches its iPhone today, a company attempting to build a similar touchscreen-based phone around an open, user-extensible Linux OS has acknowledged significant delays..."

  • Floral Firm Saves 83% by Moving to Open-Source (Jun 29, 2007, 15:00)
    ComputerWeekly: "Floral company FTD is making cost savings of 83% by migrating from an existing database system to open-source for its shipping administration..."

  • Free Software's Anti-Steve (Jun 29, 2007, 14:15)
    Forbes: "We now know what happens when big hairy software coders work with big hairy lawyers. The result, understandably, is anything but slick. Meet GPLv3, the free software movement's latest legal tool to keep their code from being fenced in..."

  • Lightning and Sunbird 0.5 Released (Jun 29, 2007, 13:30) "The newest versions of Lightning and Sunbird, released simultaneously by Mozilla yesterday, include 38 new calendars as well as support for Google Calendar..."

  • Microsoft Gives OIN the Cold Shoulder (Jun 29, 2007, 12:45)
    eWeek: "Microsoft has no current plans to join the Open Innovation Network, a move that some in the free and open-source community have suggested would benefit them both..."

  • Scientific Linux 4.5: New Release Offers Speed Boost (Jun 29, 2007, 12:00) "Scientific Linux is a product of Fermilab, CERN, and other research institutions worldwide..."

  • Simple Linux Backup Rolls Out New Rev (Jun 29, 2007, 10:30)
    DesktopLinux: "The Simple Linux Backup project announced the release of version 0.3.2 today..."

  • 10 Ideas to Improve GNOME (Jun 29, 2007, 09:00)
    VentureCake: "We love GNOME. Sometime around 2.6 it started becoming really, really damned good, and a lot faster and more responsive..."

  • Set-Up a Ubuntu Webcam Security System (Jun 29, 2007, 07:30)
    InfectedProject: "Have you ever wanted to see on what is going on in your home while you are away? Motion is a piece of open source software that acts as a motion detector..."

  • The Wonders of rsync (Jun 29, 2007, 06:00)
    Linux App Finder: "I have to admit that, until recently, I've been negligent in my backup plan..."

  • Entering A Safe Mirror When Logging In With Unionfs And Chroot (Jun 29, 2007, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "When reading a 'hint' on the website of LinuxFromScratch I discovered the special capabilities of unionfs, specially in combination with chroot..."

  • Yoper 3.0 Requires Some Tinkering (Jun 29, 2007, 03:00) "Yoper claims to be a high-performance Linux distribution optimized for newer processors..."

  • Intellectual Dishonesty (Jun 29, 2007, 02:15)
    InfoWorld: "The funny thing for me is that intellectual property is, often, intellectually dishonest..."

  • Comedy at the British Open Source Consortium (Jun 29, 2007, 01:30)
    ZDNet: "The BBC had initially chosen to concentrate on a Windows-based system as it is the world's dominant operating system...

  • Is the Next President of the United States Running Linux? (Jun 29, 2007, 00:45)
    The Marketing Technology Blog: "That got me even more curious, what was the site developed on...?"

  • Vista Security Baloney (Jun 29, 2007, 00:00)
    Linux-Watch: "If you believe Jeff Jones, Microsoft's security strategy director, then Vista is much more secure than XP, Mac OS X, and Linux..."