Linux 2.6.25 without Closed Source USB Drivers

Feb 05, 2008

A controversial patch for the imminent kernel 2.6.25 is causing much debate in the developer community: in a similar move to one he made two years ago, the well-known kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has submitted a patch that prevents closed source USB drivers from using the kernel's USB driver API.

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Gartner Top Ten: Open Source, Green IT and Software as a Service

Feb 05, 2008

According to market researchers, Gartner, Open Source is one of the biggest IT trends for 2008 and the years to come. The analysts also see green IT, home users as opinion leaders, software as a service, 3D printers and Apple corp. as the Top Ten developments for the next few years.

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FTC Strengthens Standards and Open Source

Feb 04, 2008

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has come to a decision that could be crucial for standards and Open Source software in proposing a consent agreement in a patenting claim, says Andy Updegrove, the Linux Foundation's (LF) legal expert.

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Graphics Chipsets: Intel Releases Documentation

Feb 04, 2008

Chip giant Intel has released comprehensive documentation on its 965 Express and G35 Express chipsets.

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Legal Battle over ClamAV – Open Source Community Asked to Help

Feb 04, 2008

US software vendor, Barracuda Networks, is looking to fight a software patent claim by Trend Micro with support from the Open Source community.

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Etch and a Half

Feb 04, 2008

The new Debian "Etch and a half" sub-project is looking to improve hardware compatibility with kernel updates and drivers for Debian 4.0 Linux.

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Nokia Acquires Trolltech

Feb 04, 2008

The Finnish cellphone manufacturer Nokia is looking to acquire the Norwegian software enterprise Trolltech for around 104 million euros.

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HP FOSSology Project Analyzes Open Source Software

Feb 04, 2008

Hewlett-Packard has launched a project dubbed FOSSology to investigate and monitor the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the enterprise.

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