Debian 4.0 (Etch) Released

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB.

Community Casting Call

Now is a perfect time to remind you that Linuxlookup is seeking individuals interested in contributing back to the Linux community.

Battlestar Galactica open source project is frackin' sweet

Now you can actually make the call yourself. The open source Beyond the Red Line project based on Battlestar Galactica has finally released demos of the game for the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

ChainBuilder ESB for Linux has HL7 and TCP IP support

Bostech Corporation announces ChainBuilder ESB for Linux's milestone release, which includes HL7 message format and TCP/IP Protocol support.

Open source - from software to screenplay

Open source is happening on a cultural level, spreading roots past a genesis in software, and informing other areas. Jeff Howe’s Crowdsourcing blog has a great post discussing Eric Raymond’s seminal essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar which focussed on the contrasting approaches to building software — closed and open source.

xf86-video-vermilion Released

Announcing a new video driver called xf86-video-vermilion which provides basic 2D functionality using blits & fills for the Intel Vermilion Range chipsets.

Intel funded Tungsten Graphics to do this work. There's also an FBDev driver being submitted to the linux-kernel.

Open source pioneers break rank on the future

Richard Stallman looks like either a prophet or an aging hippie, but you would never mistake him for a businessman. His long brown hair, scraggily beard and penchant for T-shirts and loose-fitting pants are in sharp contrast to the striped suits worn by nearly everyone else in the technology industry.