There are scary people out there and if you look for them you might find one. By calling this one the Craigslist killer old media is attacking the whole online world and I believe it's past time we pushed back on that.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
An FAQ on the merger notes that the two licenses were already very similar. "A quick read of the two licenses will quickly show that they are very very close," writes Mike Milinkovich, who heads Eclipse.
Dressel has expanded his proposal to using Zimbra as well as OpenOffice, which he says will save $1.8 million. Zimbra would replace the department's present Exchange Server, OpenOffice would replace Microsoft Office.
"There were questions initially, about support and documentation. But through proof of concept, out ability to show them the system works, we were able to scale the system in front of them without many issues."
Make business feel like a hobby? Show me the fun rather than the money? Focus on pleasure rather than monetization? Heresy, you say. Maybe. But it's the only way I've ever seen an open source company get over the hump, from start-up to thriving concern.
The software sends signals via WiFi to a hardware device which in turn is designed to work with home automation protocols you never heard of -- X10 and KNX.
Of course telecomm has been building with open source for 40 years. It's called the Internet. But the lines and switches which make up local infrastructure remain proprietary, and their managers remain highly suspicious of everyone.
Update: The Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 code freeze was expected today but a little more time is needed.
The Firefox 3.5 beta 4 code is expected to freeze today.
In order for you to get your piece of this stimulus, you have to make maximum use of open source software in your operations. You have to do more than download. You have to put the software to work.