Open Source


  • Review: Wide-Screen Wonder
    ViewSonic's new VX2835wm wide-screen display arrives with some of the best high-definition features the vendor has to offer.
  • Novell CEO Calls For Linux Apps Certification Standardization
    Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian used his Wednesday morning keynote at LinuxWorld to call for an industry-wide effort to certify Linux applications across heterogeneous distributions, a move he believes will better position Linux vendors to do battle against their common enemy, Microsoft's Windows. Calling the Linux industry one that's at "a critical tipping point," Hovsepian argued that fragmented certification is a pain point the industry shouldn't allow to continue.
  • Novell CEO Calls For Linux Apps Certification Standardization
    Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian used his Wednesday morning keynote at LinuxWorld to call for an industry-wide effort to certify Linux applications across heterogeneous distributions, a move he believes will better position Linux vendors to do battle against their common enemy, Microsoft's Windows. Calling the Linux industry one that's at "a critical tipping point," Hovsepian argued that fragmented certification is a pain point the industry shouldn't allow to continue.
  • Open-Source Battle
    Massachusetts now hopes to support Microsft's Office Open XML format, in addition to the Open Document Format. Leaders present their views as the discussion heats up.
  • All Aboard!
    In late June the Eclipse Foundation set loose Europa, its second annual "release train" of simultaneous updates across all of its core projects and several fledgling ones. Partners are already hopping on board, readying product updates and taking advantage of the simultaneous release to sync their own software road maps to Europa.
  • Massachusetts To Consider Microsoft's Open XML
    Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format received a shot in the arm this week when Massachusetts' Information Technology Division agreed to consider using it to fulfill a requirement that open file formats be used for all state documents.
  • A Major Open-Source Eclipse: Europa Launches
    The Eclipse Foundation today set loose Europa, its second annual "release train" of simultaneous updates across all of its core projects and several fledgling new ones. Partners are already hopping on board, readying product updates and taking advantage of the simultaneous release to synch their own software road maps to Europa.
  • A Major Open-Source Eclipse: Europa Launches
    The Eclipse Foundation today set loose Europa, its second annual "release train" of simultaneous updates across all of its core projects and several fledgling new ones. Partners are already hopping on board, readying product updates and taking advantage of the simultaneous release to synch their own software road maps to Europa.
  • GPL 3 Set To Go Live
    A multiyear process to draft a successor to the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2, the most widely used open-source software license, will end this week, as the GPL 3 formally takes effect on Friday at noon EDT, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today.
  • New Eclipse Europa Tools Set To Hit The Market
    The Eclipse Foundation is in the final days of its countdown to Europa, its second annual "release train" of synchronized shipments of major updates to all of its core projects and a number of fledgling initiatives.
  • New Eclipse Europa Tools Set To Hit The Market
    The Eclipse Foundation is in the final days of its countdown to Europa, its second annual "release train" of synchronized shipments of major updates to all of its core projects and a number of fledgling initiatives.

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