Open source pioneers break rank on the future

Richard Stallman looks like either a prophet or an aging hippie, but you would never mistake him for a businessman. His long brown hair, scraggily beard and penchant for T-shirts and loose-fitting pants are in sharp contrast to the striped suits worn by nearly everyone else in the technology industry.

Mandriva Flash 4GB Released

Mandriva today launches the 4GB version of Mandriva Flash, its live flash drive.

Mandriva Flash 2GB, which was released in December 2006, has been a true success for Mandriva. It was sold out in less than two weeks! Mandriva has listen to user feedback and decided to develop a new version of its best seller flash drive.

Compiz and Beryl reunited officially

After several weeks of discussion the leaders of Compiz and Beryl have agreed that the two communities shall reunite. This decision is supported by both David and Quinn and represents the majority decision of the administrators and developers in each community. At this early stage not a lot has been decided, but these are the main points of the agreement:

Transcript of Richard Stallman on GPLv3

A transcript is now online of a talk Richard Stallman gave in Brussels earlier this week about the discussion draft 3 of GPLv3.

Xandros Delivers Windows-Linux Interoperability with New Cross-Platform Management Console

Xandros, Inc., today announced the completion of a Windows-based version of Xandros Management Console (xMC), which can remotely manage Linux servers from any networked Windows Vista or Windows XP client. The new cross-platform management tool enhances IT managers' freedom and flexibility by allowing them to manage a mixed environment of Linux and Unix enterprise servers from their existing Windows platform.

Linux Foundation Expands Membership with Marvell, Nokia and VirtualLogix

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced three new members who represent the increasing opportunity for Linux as it continues to mature on devices.

The open source attitude

Open source has always been the underdog on the software scene, but it continues to draw intense interest from users and vendors alike in North America. Users want to avoid vendor lock-in and are attracted to potential cost savings. And vendors and value-added resellers see opportunities for innovation in the software market because of differences in the two markets, what works south of the border may not work here, at least in some respects, according to Michael O'Neil, managing director of Info-Tech Indaba.

My Very Own Motion, Tra La

Well, obviously, I can't say much about this new SCO filing [PDF] at this time. It's all about moi.

I can say this: SCO in its wisdom has just guaranteed that the judges in SCO v. IBM and SCO v. Novell will have to read Groklaw. So, welcome Judge Kimball. Welcome, Judge Wells. We've enjoyed very much learning about the law by watching you at work. SCO told you something that isn't true. No one tried to serve me that I knew about. No one informed me of any deposition date.