The panel was fairly freeform. They started by polling the audience a bit - asking people what kinds of questions they wanted to hear about. Broke out pretty clearly that there were lots of folks who wanted to know how to leverage open source in their businesses but weren’t sure how. Panel distinguished between open source users (people who download, install, and use software under open source licenses) and software developers who are building products which include (one way or another) open source components.
GoDaddy.com is giving back to the Internet community by supporting open source applications with cash donations of $10,000 each.
Joomla, a Content Management System and Simple Machines Forum, an online community forum, received the donations from GoDaddy.com to assist in further development of their applications.
ApacheCon Europe 2007, the official conference, trainings, and expo of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the deadline for Early Bird registration ends on Tuesday, 27 March 2007.
Red Hat, Inc. and Intel Corporation announced a new reseller program that allows Intel Channel Partner Program members to rapidly enter the Linux solutions marketplace. Named the Global Channel Acceleration Program, this reseller program provides participants with a fast method to sell supported pre-certified solutions that combine Red Hat's portfolio of solutions on Intel platforms.
Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison announced the company's first prominent Linux customer Tuesday: Yahoo. But Red Hat hasn't been pushed aside at the Internet company.
MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced an expanded partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., a leading government information technology provider, to accelerate the adoption of the MySQL database among U.S. federal government agencies. Carahsoft is now MySQL AB's Master GSA partner and distributor to the federal public sector channel. MySQL government customers and resellers now have convenient, one-stop access to official MySQL information and training through Carahsoft.
What does the sitcom "Seinfeld" have to do with One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the project aiming to distribute inexpensive notebook computers to the impoverished, third-world children?
Not much, except for the fact that two critics of OLPC -- Linspire Latest News about Linspire President and CEO Kevin Carmony and company Chairman Michael Robertson -- refer to an episode of the show when discussing OLPC. They say there are parallels between OLPC and the 1997 Seinfeld installment "The Muffin Tops."
I covered this in an article earlier but felt that it actually needed a proper write-up with further explanation. All I was trying to do was work out whether certain vendors would supply me a sensibly priced laptop without Windows installed - because I want it for testing Linux distros. Today I received a response from Acer that really made me smile.