Debian Linux project group to pay developers

A group of senior developers from the Debian GNU/Linux project have decided to raise funds to pay volunteers who work on the project in order that releases can be made more frequently.

The initiative, which is being promoted by the Debian project leader Anthony Towns, is called Dunc, "an acronym for 'Development Under Numismatic Control' - which could equally be called 'coin-operated coding'."

aKademy 2006 Schedule Finalized

More than 200 members of the KDE community, related projects, industry partners, and interested users will be gathering Friday for aKademy 2006 at the Trinity College Dublin to work on the next-generation desktop, KDE 4, and desktop standards. The aKademy conference will run through Saturday, September 23, through Saturday, September 30.

NEC to Invest in Linux Patent Management Company

NEC will join IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as an investor and licensee in Open Invention Network (OIN), an intellectual property company formed to further the Linux environment by acquiring patents and ensuring their availability.

NEC plans to boost its Linux business from 310 billion yen ($2.6 bil) in fiscal 2005 to 570 billion yen ($4.9 bil) in fiscal 2008.

Microsoft's Masterpiece of FUD

I've been tracking the evolution of Microsoft FUD for nearly 10 years now, and wrote a short history of the subject a few months back. But even I was impressed when I came across Microsoft's latest effort in this department: it's truly a masterpiece of its kind.

Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 Released

Mandriva launches Corporate Server 4.0, a full, open solution that will let you deploy servers in any environment in just a few minutes.

With version 4.0 of Corporate Server, Mandriva enables its current and future customers in all types of enterprise to benefit from the best of Linux (reliability, security, low administration costs) along with the best of Mandriva (ease of use, exclusive Mandriva utilities, and professional services) for the administration and integration of servers. In designing this all new version, Mandriva's team have retained all the features that made version 3.0 a success while adding more strong points.

IT Industry Veteran Steve McManus Joins Zenoss Executive Team

Zenoss, Inc., a leading provider of open source network and systems management software, announced today that Steve McManus, former Vice Chairman and co-founder of Maryland-based software as a service pioneer USinternetworking, Inc., has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Client Services.

Novell Honors Top Global Training Partners

Reflecting the importance of training in promoting Linux* adoption worldwide, Novell(R) is honoring its top Linux training partners for their success in driving Linux education, designating them Linux Centers of Excellence. These partners, which include companies across Novell's major geographic markets, delivered rapid growth in students trained, top ratings for the quality of their Linux instructors, and high marks for customer satisfaction. Customers seeking hands-on Linux training in their local markets can turn to these partners with confidence that they will receive enterprise-quality Linux education.

WildPackets Announces Omnipliance Linux

WildPackets Inc., innovators in advanced network analysis, today announced Omnipliance Linux, a Linux-based turnkey solution for distributed, remote capture and analysis of Ethernet and Gigabit traffic. This 3U rack-mount appliance makes it easy for enterprises that prefer Linux to rapidly deploy WildPackets analysis solutions across their network for troubleshooting, application analysis and security auditing.