CentOS 5 Released

CentOS-5 is based on the upstream release 5, and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. And the option to further enable external repositories at install time is now available in the installer.

Newly-leaked Antitrust Memo: Bill Gates on Making ACPI Not Work with Linux

Bill Gates: "Maybe we can define the APIs so that they work weel with NT and not the others even if they are open. Or maybe we could patent something related to this."

GPLv3 Draft 3 Survey by OpenLogic

Survey of OpenLogic expert community shows Open Source Developers are positive on draft 3 of GPLv3 despite some concerns about provisions.

40 Students To Work On KDE During GSoC 2007

The KDE project is happy to announce the selection of 40 KDE projects for the Google Summer of Code 2007. This is the third consecutive year that KDE is participating in the initiative. Though Thiago Macieira, KDE's Summer of Code co-ordinator, states that reviewing the 213 submissions was difficult, Aaron Seigo, member of the KDE e.V. board, has the "highest confidence in the final list, with ambitious and exciting new technology and functionality set to grace the KDE desktop, which is very fitting with what we are trying to achieve with the KDE 4 vision". Read on for more information about the selected projects.

Real Life xeyes

A while ago I had the idea of porting xeyes to real life. After I had them readily standing around for some time now, I decided to finally install them behind a window in the 1st floor so they can watch passers-by on the street.

Engaging the SOA Market the Open Source Way?

The pairing of revenue-generating established companies with still burgeoning SOA-facing concerns is not limited to mergers and acquisitions. We've seen just recently more innovative partnerships and traditional OEM agreements that point to the same "all-for-one, one-for-all" SOA value attainment trend.

Can GPL be enforced in China?

The question of the enforceability of the GPL came into question during a presentation by Taiwen Jiang, the XOOPS maintainer. XOOPS is basically a home grown China, well actually Asian, Open Source. Recently XOOPS has picked up a champion to help them grow their community and breach the commercial side of development.

Bob Sutor (IBM VP for Open Source and Standards) speaking in Malaysia

Bob Sutor, the IBM Vice President for Open Source and Standards, will be speaking in Malaysia on open source and open standards. He will be speaking in two places, first at the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers on the 19th April 2007 on "Opening Up Your Business Software: Why and When". This talk would be of interest to CEOs in the non-technical industries, or in other words, business owners. Do note that registration is mandatory.