Just when things were looking bleak, Poland's undersecretary of science and information, Wlodzimierz Marcinski stepped in and saved the day. Despite widespread opposition, and a lack of majority support, the EU Council was set to push through the controversial Computer Implemented Inventions Directive at a meeting of the Agricultural und Fishery Council.
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.
Yuri Shukost, a former journalist now doing public relations for the Australian Defence Department (and heavy Mac user) wrote something so provocative in comments on a recent post here that I decided to "promote" it for general discussion. The Linux people make a great show about how their OS can do anything, but as one of them wrote: "It appears if you have the time, you can make it work very well.
NTT DoCoMo has a reputation for being one of the smartest wireless carriers on the planet.So when it starts putting serious money into Linux development, we should take note.
Christmas is fast approaching, and with only a few shopping days left, I thought I'd throw out a few open source "stocking stuffer" ideas. For friends and family who might like to try Linux, without actually having to install anything, there's Knoppix -- a live Linux CD that runs well on a variety of hardware.
When the Fedora Project was announced, Red Hat issued a roadmap for the project that included openness, community and participation as part of the plans for Fedora.Community involvement in Fedora Core development, however, has mostly been limited to using the distribution and providing feedback via the project's mailing lists.
That's not the headline IDC chose for its recent study on Linux acceptance. But it could have been.
Recently, on another blog, I asked for advice on what language to teach my 13-year old son. The answer came through loud and clear.
Hot on the heels of the previous story about Linux kernel bugs, Daniel J. Bernstein's UNIX Security Holes class has uncovered a number of security flaws in application software for nix systems.
Given that much of the software we get is free, it occurred to me to wonder what an Open Source Christmas might look like? (By the way, that's Lint, from Sentinix.
Oracle is a proprietary software program, but many think it's the best friend open source has. Through OTN, now six years old,Oracle maintains strong links with the open source community.