Open Source / GPL

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.

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.

Google Promotes Open Source OCR Library

"You might wonder," reads a Google corporate blog post yesterday morning, "why Google is interested in [optical character recognition]." Indeed, you might wonder that if you didn't already know that Google has been deeply involved with an on-again/off-again project to produce a digital library of the world's literary material.

Although that project is officially suspended, work continues on one of the technical prerequisites to making such a library possible: a project called Tesseract, begun in 1985 at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The school worked with HP to construct a reliable OCR system that works with all manners of printed text.

It's not just Linux: Open Source has arrived

Open-source true believers have been saying forever that open source is the way to develop software. It turns out they've convinced most programmers that they're right. According to a newly released IDC study, open source isn't just hype; it's now the way most developers make software.

South Korea to construct Open Source National Digital Map DB

South Korean government made worldwide commotion when they brought in world's largest scale Linux servers to construct its National Education Information System (NEIS) previously; now, it is making another headliner with another open source based system project.

Open-source routers hit limitations

Firms hoping to reduce network costs by deploying open-source routers may be disappointed since experts say such systems are hard to configure and lack the processing power required to handle large volumes of traffic.

FreeDOS 1.0 Released

FreeDOS is ideal for anyone who wants to bundle a version of DOS without having to pay a royalty for use of DOS. FreeDOS will also work on old hardware, in DOS emulators, and in embedded systems. FreeDOS is also an invaluable resource for people who would like to develop their own operating system. While there are many free operating systems out there, no other free DOS-compatible operating system exists.