Open Source

  • Twitter Takes Praise And Grips Public At Microsoft's Mix07
    To emphasize Mix07's focus on cutting-edge Web development and design, Microsoft wired the conference to the rafters with the latest in trendy Web 2.0 gadgets and gizmos. Conferences are always filled with back-room discussions of the show's highlights and lowlights. This time, the discussions -- and the snarking -- happened publicly.
  • Adobe To Open-Source Flex Development Tools
    Adobe Systems will release next version of its Flex development tools as open-source software under the Mozilla Public License, adding fuel to the fire of its growing rivalry with Microsoft.
  • Moglen Takes Leave Of FSF Board
    Eben Moglen, the very public legal persona behind the Free Software Foundation, is leaving that organization's board, according his his blog.
  • Review: Move .Net Apps To Linux
    With version 1.2, the Mono .Net project has expanded its Microsoft API stack so that Windows developers can port .Net applications to Linux without changing a single line of code.
  • Xen API Will Enable New Management Era
    The Xen project will soon release an API for developing high-end management features like those in VMware's VMotion and Virtual Infrastructure 3 platform.
  • Content Management Moves Continue
    The world of enterprise content management has been transformed in the past feew years as ECM leader after leader was snapped up in an acquisition binge.
  • Linux UPS Without Tears
    Attaching an uninterruptible power supply to a Linux-based system can unruffle even experienced system builders. Network Utility Tool, better known as NUT, can help—and keep those eyes dry.
  • The Linux Desktop: Boom Or Bust?
    Ironically for Microsoft, Vista is just the shot in the arm that desktop systems with open-source Linux operating systems needed to boost their sales. At least that's the way solution providers see it.
  • Ubuntu Linux Forges Tighter DB2 Ties
    IBM's DB2 has long been a Linux-friendly, cross-platform database. But as of this week, there will be improved coexistence between DB2 and the latest Ubuntu 6.06 Linux release.
  • Google To Open Offices For Google Developer Day
    Ten Google offices around the world will throw open their doors next month for Google Developer Day, an event spotlighting Google's collection of tools and open interfaces for building Web applications.
  • Can Open Source Cure Global Software Piracy?
    Most software born in the United States is priced completely wrong for emerging markets, given their economic state. So why should we be surprised at the state of global software piracy?