Oracle Proposes Open Source Persistence Project at Eclipse Foundation

Today, at the EclipseCon Conference, Oracle, a newly appointed Eclipse Board Member and Strategic Developer, announced it will donate its award winning Java persistence framework, Oracle TopLink, to the open source community. In addition, Oracle announced the proposal of a new Eclipse project to deliver a comprehensive persistence platform based on the contribution of Oracle TopLink, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, source code and test cases.

Red Hat Readies RHEL 5 for March 14 Launch

The wait is almost over. It may have taken two weeks longer than Red Hat Inc would have liked, but Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the updated version of the company's commercial Linux platform, will be launched along with a bevy of new products and services on March 14.

Linux Pro Magazine opens North American office downtown

A publisher of magazines focusing on the Linux computer operating system has launched its North American headquarters in downtown Lawrence.

Too late to discredit open source, advocates say

Advocates and users of free and open source software (FOSS) technology believe that it is too late for any form of crusade to discredit FOSS as it is already widely used.

The sources made the statement following reports that some private software firms are now using marketing funds to mislead enterprises towards adopting the open source strategy.

Preparing your Linux systems for the new DST

"Spring forward; Fall back," That's the way the saying goes. Some years I get it backwards, but I eventually catch on. I've never had to worry about my PCs getting it wrong before, though. Now, with the recent changes in the Daylight Savings Time (DST) rules, I do.

Fedora Core 6 reaches 2 milliion installations

According to the Fedora Project's statistics page, as of Monday, Fedora Core 6 has reached 2 million installations, approximately 4.5 months since its release. Here is one blog post about it, from the Fedora Project Leader. On their Wiki page is a more complete description of where their numbers come from, with weekly summaries.

OLPC overview, look at near-final hardware - Video

Eric Deritis from AMD gives an overview of the OLPC. The One Laptop Per Child project is an important one, and Eric not only shows us a near-final build of the hardware and software, but he also gives us some background on the project itself, and why it’s impact could be so huge.

Asterisk 1.4.1 Released

The Asterisk and Zaptel development teams have released Asterisk 1.4.1. This release contains a very large number of bug fixes, including a fix for the recently discovered security vulnerability.