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French Firms Aim To Beef Up Linux Security

A consortium of French Linux firms are poised to work on developing a highly secure Linux operating system for business, defense and government use. The effort is being funded by the French Ministry of Defense, which chose Paris-based Linux vendor Mandrakesoft as the project leader. The other French...

SpamAssassin Switches to Apache License

Open-source spam killer SpamAssassin 3.0 was released Wednesday, and while the new version has more features than its predecessors, it is in the licensing where it deviates the most from past versions. Previously, the software was available under either the GPL or the Perl Artistic License. For 3.0,...

Copyright Fight Breaks Out Over Mambo

For those who think the SCO Group v. IBM lawsuit has gotten too ugly to watch, there is a fresh fight in the open-source arena over the ownership of Mambo. Mambo, an open-source content-management system, is maintained by developers at the Mambo Group, and its copyright is owned by Australian...

JBoss Joins Eclipse, Releases Application Server 4.0

Open-source firm JBoss made two high-profile announcements today, unveiling the release of Application Server 4.0 and detailing an alliance with the Eclipse Foundation. Both announcements indicate that the company is expanding its open-source presence, as well as becoming more of a contributor to th...

Microsoft’s Linux Strategist Speaks Out

To be a Linux strategist at Microsoft seems a contradiction, even an oxymoron. It is like being a vegetarian butcher shop owner, or a pacifist Army general. Yet Martin Taylor, with the official title of general manager of platform strategy, must fill just such a role. In a recent Computerworld

Microsoft Reserves Right To Sue OpenOffice Users

Microsoft's settlement with Sun Microsystems has sparked attention in the open-source community, since it contains a provision giving Microsoft the right to sue developers and users of OpenOffice.org. The agreement with Sun was inked in April, but its details were made public only this week as part ...

Mozilla’s Firefox, the Next Big Browser?

Although Internet Explorer still dominates the browser market, there are some rumblings of change being heard, especially as browsers like Mozilla and Opera find more widespread use. The latest browser to garner attention has been Firefox, a product of the Mozilla Foundation. The group has updated t...

IBM Introduces New Entry-Level Linux Servers

IBM unveiled a new line of Linux servers Monday, noting that it will specifically target entry-level users with competitive pricing. The company will be competing with entry-level Unix and Linux platforms developed by Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Paul Rivot, IBM's director of database serve...

Can Open Source Take Over the World?

With the recent education efforts on Software Freedom Day and aggressive moves by IBM and Novell, it seems that open-source advocates have much to cheer about. Although open-source operating systems have not yet become the standard in corporate and consumer environments, and face plenty of competiti...

IBM Upgrades ‘Stinger’ Database for Linux, Unix

IBM announced Wednesday that it is rolling out a new version of its database software for Linux and Unix customers. The DB2 Universal Database version 8.2, code-named Stinger, is designed to streamline administrative tasks and will be available September 17. Stinger also has the potential to boost I...

Sybase Offers Database to Linux Community

Enterprise infrastructure and wireless software provider Sybase announced on Wednesday that it will be offering the first free deployment version of Sybase ASE Express Edition for Linux, an enterprise-class Linux database. With the introduction of this edition, the company notes that enterprises, th...

Debian Joins Apache in Rejecting Sender ID

Following the lead of the Apache Software Foundation, the Debian Linux group has announced it will not deploy the Sender ID antispam standard due to licensing concerns. The Debian project issued a statement on Saturday, noting that the group abides by a social contract to its users that specified al...

Apache Rejects Microsoft’s Sender ID Standard

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), creator of the open-source Apache Web server, noted that it will not support the proposed antispam standard, called Sender ID, because Microsoft's licensing terms are antithetical to the spirit of open source. Sender ID is designed to identify whether an e-mail'...

Microsoft’s Ballmer Addresses Linux, Security

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer provided the keynote speech for the Massachusetts Software Council's (MSC) annual fall membership meeting Wednesday, and used the forum to discuss how the company views Linux, as well as to address Longhorn delays and security concerns. In the speech, given in front of an...

SCO Reports Loss for Third Quarter

The SCO group reported a net loss Tuesday in its fiscal third quarter, with a significant revenue drop from the comparable quarter of the same period last year. The company noted that its Q3 revenue in 2003 was approximately US$20 million, compared with $11.2 million this year. SCO has pointed to a ...

Novell Sharpens Focus on Linux

Novell announced Monday that it is consolidating some of its business units in order to concentrate more fully on Linux and identity management. Four business units have now been made into two, which will also necessitate management changes at the company. "Open source offers choice in markets previ...

OpenOffice Set for Larger African Effort

As part of Software Freedom Day, set for August 28, OpenOffice will be translated into three African languages for the first time. After Saturday, the open-source desktop suite will be available to speakers of the South African languages of Zulu, Sepedi and Afrikaans. The new versions have been prep...

Software Freedom Day: A New Holiday for Open Source?

On Saturday, August 28, it is possible a new holiday will be born: Software Freedom Day. Organized by grassroots groups, the worldwide event is an effort to promote wider use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). One of the largest regions to see events associated with this day will be Asia, whic...

Microsoft Asked To Change Misleading Linux Ad

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has asked Microsoft to change an ad that claims Linux has been found to be over 10 times more expensive than Windows Server. The group evaluated the truthfulness of the ad after a number of public complaints were filed. In the ad, Microsoft cites figure...

Security Vulnerability in Linux Qt Toolkit Fixed

Linux vendors have issued patches to address vulnerability in Qt, a software toolkit that simplifies writing and maintaining GUI applications for the X Window system. The flaw was unveiled by security researcher Chris Evans, who uncovered a heap overflow in the BMP image decoder in Qt versions prior...

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