Interview with Mike Melanson on the Linux Flash Player

Mike Melanson, the lead engineer on Adobe's Flash Player team, and one of the talented people behind the Linux Flash Player agreed to do an email interview with Ryan Stewart of ZDNet about Linux and Flash.

The difference between working on an open source project and working on a paid job

Steven King wrote: Sometimes people ask me what the difference is between the work I do on my paid job during the day, and working on the open source project in my spare time. They don't understand why I would have a hobby that's not (or not much) different to my job.

But there are many differences between the two, and those differences decide whether working is fun or just work.

New Features and other interesting stuff in Debian 4.0 "Etch"

Alexander Schmehl started to collect internal changes, features, newly introduced packages, updated and removed packages that Debian will probably include in the upcoming 4.0 "Etch" release.

The annual Conference (OOoCon)

The annual Conference (OOoCon) will be held in Lyon, France, from 11-13 September. All are welcome. Past conferences have been fun, important, memorable, and have dealt with technical as well as business and social concerns. This year we are including a special track on the OpenDocument Format--the format that is changing the face of business. Registration is open and volunteers, as they say, are standing by.

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.