Debian Linux controls copter-like UAV

Trek Aerospace used Debian Linux and open-source flight control software to build an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The Oviwun weighs about six pounds, fits in a backpack, and includes a GPS system that enables autonomous flight and position control.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell Available on Sun x64

Novell today announced that SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell(R) is now available from Sun Microsystems on Sun* Ultra* Workstations. The Sun Ultra 20, Ultra 20 M2, Ultra 40 and Ultra 40 M2 Workstations are available with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, certified and supported by Sun.

Paragon Software Launches New Version of NTFS for Linux

Paragon Software Group, the technological leader in innovative data security and data management technology, announced that it has released Paragon NTFS for Linux 6.0, the latest in its family of software.

Sourcefire Launches New Open Source Logging Tool

Open source innovator and Snort creator, Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in network intrusion prevention, today announced the availability of Daemonlogger, an open source network traffic logging and "soft tap" tool.

Latest GPL draft splits legal hairs over Novell/Microsoft, causing a stir

The latest draft release of the GNU Public License version 3 (GPLv3) released last week includes provisions that aim specifically to stop future software patent deals like the one made by Microsoft and Novell last fall. The proposed language has caused controversy in the technical and legal realms of the open source community.

Oracle Linux customer undergoes trial by fire

One of the first converts to Oracle's support for Linux said it has endured a public backlash since its decision to drop Red Hat.

Software Project Collaboration Tool Now in Beta

Launchpad.net today started public beta testing of Launchpad 1.0, a web-based collaboration service that improves the flow of communication between different software projects.

Web 2.0 is vulnerable to attack

Security researchers have found what they say is an entirely new kind of web-based attack, and it only targets the Ajax applications so beloved of the 'Web 2.0' movement.