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Adobe to open-source Flash tool Flex

Adobe Systems plans to open-source Flex, its development framework for building Flash and Apollo-based applications The company on Wednesday is expected to announce the move,...

Sun sponsors Free Software Foundation

Sun Microsystems has become a "patron" sponsor of the Free Software Foundation, the organization founded by Richard Stallman that ultimately spawned the open-source software...

Microsoft has trouble with OpenDocument standards

AT LEAST SEVEN countries have submitted formal objections to Microsoft's Open XML becoming an international standard According to PCWorld, this means that it will be nearly...

Intel open sources graphics drivers

CHIPZILLA'S Open Source Technology Center graphics team has open sourced the software drivers for the Intel 965 Express Chipset family of graphics controllers These drivers...

Open source makes Vista more secure

AN OPEN SAUCE security feature is being used by Microsoft to protect its new super soar-away operating system, Vista, from buffer overrun exploits The feature, called Address...

Microsoft to open up Windows source code to rivals

MICROSOFT caved in to European regulators and agreed to open up the Windows source code to rivals todayThe decision goes back to 2004 when the EU ordered the Vole to share the...

Tool for Ajax development with Java goes open source

Software company ClearNova said it will open-source a toolkit designed to make Java programmers more productive writing Ajax-style Web applications The company next month will...

Sun adds support for open-source Java database

Sun has added its open-source Java DB database into the latest version of Sun Java Enterprise SystemIt also announced a plug-in for Java DB will come with NetBeans IDE 50, an...

XenSource releases open-source virtualisation rival

XenSource has released version 30 of its Xen virtualisation software, the first major open-source offering to compete with the likes of VMware, Scalent and SWsoft At the same...

Oracle buys open-source database firm

Database heavyweight Oracle has acquired Innobase Oy, a privately held Finnish company with close ties to open-source database company MySQL Terms of the deal, which was announced...

Open Source Goes on RAID

With the release of three new RAID storage subsystems built entirely on an open source platform, Open Source Storage continues its march to offer a full line of open source...

Open Source Opens Doors to SNL

Andy Samberg will become a performing member of Saturday Night Live's 31st season cast debuting Oct 1, while Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer have joined the show as writers But...

MS Tries to Nab Open Source Evangelist

Microsoft has apparently tried to hire open source evangelist Eric S Raymond (known in the community as ESR), according to a post on his Web log late Thursday According to a copy...

Sun retires one open-source license

Sun Microsystems is recommending that nobody use an open-source license it created, a small step in a broader push to pare back the number of such licenses The Santa Clara,...

Open-source Mambo project faces rift

Backers of Mambo, a content management system used to publish Web sites, are deeply divided over how to govern the open-source project--a split that could send the software's...

Sun launches open-source digital rights plan

After years of work, Sun Microsystems has begun trying to rally corporate allies behind a neutral standard for digital rights management, technology that governs how music, video...

Open source patent pool mooted and booted

A new plan by the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) designed to protect open source projects from patent lawsuits has already attracted criticism from the US and Europe, with...

HP exec decries spread of open source licences

A Hewlett-Packard executive has urged IBM and Sun Microsystems to abandon their own licenses and back the GNU GPL (General Public License) The existence of too many types of open...

SuSE Linux to become Opensource

Novell will be launching a community-based Linux distribution, OpenSuSE, based on SuSE Linux Professional, at next week's LinuxWorld in San Francisco, according to sources close...

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The Apache Foundation has released the first version of the open-source Derby database, which also gained support from Sun Microsystems Apache Derby is a Java database that IBM...

Novell open sources Suse

Novell will open up its Suse Linux operating system to users and developers and rename it OpenSuse from next week "We're making OpenSuse available for anyone anywhere," said Greg...

Should IBM release OS/2 as open source?

The news that IBM will stop selling OS/2 is not surprising What is surprising, to me at least, is that there are users who still care about OS/2 (apparently quite deeply) and are...

IBM gives patent access: Other motives seen in open-source boost

IBM Corp is chipping in to help the open-source software movement that likes nothing more than tweaking the nose of such companies as Microsoft Corp IBM announced...

Sun Proposes New Open-Source License

Sun Microsystems Inc has proposed a new open-source license to the Open Source Initiative, but Linus Torvalds and others doubt that it will help Sun create an open-source...

Open source community attacks Sun

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's claim that his Java Community Process is the only true open source has greatly miffed the open source movementEric Raymond, president of the Open...
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