Developers voting for Eclipse RCP

An open source, cross-platform desktop architecture from Eclipse is enjoying a surge of interest among developers according to an Evans Data Corp poll.

The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) is being used by 22 per cent of Eclipse developers for building software to port between Windows, Linux and Mac OS X desktops.

Funambol Announces Bounties for its Community Code Sniper Program

Program pays open source developers up to $2,000 for extending mobile capabilities of community’s most wanted connectors and plug-ins for Skype, Gmail, Yahoo!, Open Office and others.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 6, 2006 – Funambol, the mobile open source software company, today announced it will pay up to $2,000 to open source community members who develop specific open source connectors and plug-ins that extend the mobile functionality of the community’s most desired applications. The Funambol Community Code Sniper Program will focus development efforts on the most desired projects stated by the mobile open source community, broaden interoperability of the Funambol code base and reward developers who do the work.

Penguins and presentations at Ohio LinuxFest 2006

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- September 5, 2006 -- The Ohio LinuxFest 2006 will feature 19 exciting presentations this year by speakers such as Jon 'maddog' Hall, Jeff Waugh, Chris DiBona, Jay Pipes, Michael Johnson, and Jorge Castro -- as well as a guest appearance by live penguins! The Ohio LinuxFest will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus Ohio on September 30.

2006 DC PHP Conference - Speakers and schedule

The 2006 DC PHP Conference group is pleased to announce our speaker and schedule lineup. The conference is taking place in downtown Washington, DC, USA at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, October 19-20, 2006. There will be presentations and networking opportunities in the heart of the public sector.

Advice To Linux: Kill The Penguin

Whenever I compare Linux or open-source technologies to their Microsoft-inspired counterparts, I invariably receive numerous e-mails agreeing or disagreeing with my conclusions. While many of those e-mails are kind, some are flames, which just goes to show how highly charged the channel is about Linux—both pro and con.

To fan those flames, so to speak, I have some additional criticisms about Linux. Right off the bat, if Linux wants to be taken seriously by the business desktop market, it has to first...

Debian Bug Squashing around the world this weekend

At this point there are two "real-life" Bug Squashing Parties planned for this weekend, 8th - 10th September in Vienna[2] (Austria) and Zürich[3] (Switzerland) and another two BSPs planned for the weekend 15th-17th September in Jülich[4] (Germany) and San Cristobal[5] (Venezula).

The Complete Open Phone

Last week Trolltech used the LinuxWorld Expo as the backdrop to announced the "Greenphone." (also, LinuxDevices is running an article about it too.) The Greenphone is, according to Trolltech, targeted squarely at the open source community. No more will carriers and handset manufacturers tightly control the bits on your handset, now you'll be able to put your own apps on a high-quality mobile phone that has an integrated camera and WiFi connection.

Open source robotics toolkits

Building a robot involves skills from many disciplines, including embedded firmware and hardware design, sensor selection, controls systems design, and mechanical design. But simulation environments can provide a virtual arena for testing, measuring, and visualizing robotics algorithms without the high cost (and time) of development. This article introduces you to some of the open source robotics toolkits for Linux, demonstrates their capabilities, and helps you decide which is best for you.