OOXML: ISO Meeting Causes Controversy

Mar 07, 2008

The ISO standardization organization meeting convened to discuss OOXML has now come to an end and contradictory reports on the proceedings have caused some concern. So much so, that ISO has now issued a statement.

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Five Dollar iPod Clone with Linux Connectivity

Mar 07, 2008

Literacy Bridge, a non-profit organisation is developing an MP3 player in iPod Shuffle format. The player will cost US$ 5 and the capable of downloading CC-licensed audio files from Linux platforms.

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Cebit 2008: Lenovo Mid-Cap Survey on Green IT

Mar 05, 2008

A survey by Thinkpad manufacturer Lenovo and chip manufacturer AMD reveals that European companies are prepared to pay higher prices for power-saving technologies.

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Project Start: Linux4Afrika Received by Tanzanian Government

Mar 04, 2008

After turbulent days in Tanzania, long Linux training sessions at 40 ° C in the shade, the official project start, an unanticipated change in the government and a state visit by the US president, the people behind the Linux4afrika project were happy to welcome a visit by the new prime minister.

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Adobe to Sponsor SQLite

Feb 27, 2008

Adobe has joined the SQLite Consortium which promotes the development of the embedded database.

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Gnome Foundation Awards US$ 50,000 for Work on Accessibility

Feb 27, 2008

The Gnome Foundation is awarding a total of US$ 50,000 for individual contributions to Gnome software accessibility.

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Stallman Quits Emacs Maintainer Job

Feb 26, 2008

After 32 years as the maintainer of the Emacs editor, Richard M. Stallman, has assigned the task to two younger developers.

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FOSDEM 2008: Fedora Becoming more Independent of Red Hat

Feb 26, 2008

Several members of the Fedora project, which is the basis for the Linux distributions offered by Red Hat, have formed Fedora EMEA, based in Germany on the fringe of the FOSDEM conference in Brussels.

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