Linspire Does Away with Annual Fee for "Click 'N Run" Service

For nearly five years, thousands of Freespire Clink N Run (CNR) users have paid annual subscription fees for the service. But today, Linspire has dropped the $20 annual fee on their Clink N Run service in hopes to be on par with the free software management systems such as apt-get, SMART, synaptic, etc.

Zenoss Releases New Version of Open Source Enterprise Monitoring Product

Zenoss, Inc., a leading provider of open source network and systems management software, announced today the release of an updated version of its open source enterprise monitoring product.

Linux GPRS/EDGE via Bluetooth HOWTO

This guide shows how to configure internet access through GPRS/EDGE, using bluetooth connection with your GSM phone. The article is using gentoo and Nokia 6310i phone, but this will work with any distribution and any bluetooth capable phone.

Announcing The Chicago Hackathon 2006

The Chicago Perl Mongers and The Perl Foundation are proud to announce the Fall 2006 Chicago Hackathon, the weekend of November 10-12, 2006 in suburban Crystal Lake, IL. It will be a round-the-clock weekend of programming on Perl-related projects with your colleagues in the open source community. Dozens of programmers from the open source community in the midwest, as well as others from around the US, will be getting together to share ideas, work on code, and move their Perl-related projects forward.

What If Windows Went Open Source?

Recently, there have been more and more indications that Microsoft has shown a growing interest with the concept of open source software. Still not yet wanting to give up any kind of control over development, they started off slowly with the release of their open source tool set known as WiX.

Open-Source Guru: Time for ‘Compromises’

Eric Raymond could be both the most moderate of open-source advocates and the most dangerous.

The former president of the Open Source Initiative will suggest partnerships with companies offering proprietary software. But only because he thinks they’ll move the world decisively toward open source. He’s pushed for entrepreneurs and businesses to get involved in open source. But chiefly because he thinks the freedom to share code is more important than freedom from paying for it.

Open Source Society claims patent win

The New Zealand Open Source Society (NZOSS) is claiming a moral victory over Microsoft’s patent of XML schema after the software giant made changes to its patent.

In July last year the society lodged an objection to Microsoft’s patent which governs "word processing document[s] stored in a single XML file that may be manipulated by applications that understand XML".

Open source Java licence to guarantee disappointment

The licence under which Sun Microsystems chooses to publish the open source Java code will cater to enterprises or the open source community, but will be unable to please both groups.

"The biggest challenge is finding something that is going to balance commercial interests with the desires of the open source community," said Stephen O'Grady, an analyst with RedMonk.