Four Google open source tools on Google Code

Over the past two years, Google has released several infrastructure tools as open source software. Google Code project hosting has four new tools available.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference

Gomez, Inc., the leader in web application experience management, today announced that its recently appointed Chief Open Source Evangelist, Patrick Lightbody, will discuss the challenges of testing today's complex AJAX-based web applications at this week's Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference. His presentation, part of the conference's Web 2.0 track, takes place on March 28 at 4:45 p.m. ET at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

New GPL draft due Wednesday

The third discussion draft of GPL version 3 is scheduled for release at 7 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Brett Smith, a licensing compliance engineer for the Free Software Foundation said in a mailing list posting Monday. The current GPL 2 governs the rights and restrictions of many open-source and free-software projects, including high-profile ones such as the Linux kernel, Java and MySQL database.

Linux Camp To Sabotage Microsoft-Novell Deal

The non-profit group that owns rights to much of the Linux operating system says it will seek to undermine a controversial deal between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. through a new software licensing agreement to be unveiled on Wednesday.

Viacom Hates Open Source (and Small Children in the Third World)

In its disputes with YouTube, Viacom has pulled the video of two developers from the Open Source Lab playing NES on the OLPC.

Sys Admin magazine Announces First Sys Admin Technical Conference

CMP Technology's Sys Admin magazine, the journal for Unix and Linux systems administrators, today announced the first Sys Admin Technical Conference will take place May 7-8 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

Critical Open Source Software Projects Receive 6,000 Bug Fixes in First Year of Coverity Scan Site

Department of Homeland Security open source hardening project grows to 150 applications and regular scans of 35 million lines of source code.

Xandros Linux Server to Bundle Scalix 11 Enterprise-Class Collaboration Platform

Xandros, Inc., the leading provider of intuitive end-to-end Linux solutions, and Scalix, the leading Linux email, calendaring and messaging company, today announced that the forthcoming Xandros Server 2 will ship with Scalix 11 pre-installed.