Why GPLv3 says additional permissions are removable

As with any copyright licence, software developers who use any version of the GPL can also grant additional permissions to recipients for code that they hold the copyright of. That is, they can say that you can distribute the software under the terms of the GPL, and they can additionally say that, at your option, you can also distribute the software in this way or that way.

Big Vendors Lend Credibility to Open Source

Government agencies are no strangers to open source, according to an FCW.com piece published today. At first blush, we imagined part of the attraction lies in cost savings, just like it does for many businesses investigating open source; however, FCW.com points out we’re wrong.

Mandriva and Seanodes sign a partnership agreement

Mandriva and Seanodes today announce their partnership.This new partnership will provide a low cost storage solution both for high performance computing and virtualized environments.

Fonality Launches the trixbox Asterisk-Based Appliance

Fonality announced a new enterprise telephony appliance based on trixbox, a leading Asterisk-based IP-PBX, and a range of complementary professional support options. The trixbox Appliance comes pre-installed with the trixbox software platform and is an industrial grade rack-mountable server with dual hard disk and dual power supply redundancy options. It is aimed at businesses with five to 500 employees and can be purchased for use with VoIP, E1/T1 or up to 48 analog lines. Created for trixbox and Asterisk resellers, as well as IT professionals, the trixbox Appliance costs $999 and delivers the industry’s best price performance value for a PBX.

Ian Murdock: Debian "missing a big opportunity"

Ian Murdock founded Debian GNU/Linux nearly fifteen years ago, and today it provides the foundations for many well-known distros such as Ubuntu and Knoppix. LXF caught up with Ian, who currently chairs the Linux Standards base, and asked him about Debian politics, leadership and the rise of Ubuntu...

openSUSE at FOSDEM 2007 Video Recordings Online

As many of you know, openSUSE participated in the seventh Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (commonly known as FOSDEM). All talks that were given in the openSUSE "DevRoom" have been recorded (in audio and video) and are now available.

Sun Hires Debian Founder

The founder of Debian GNU/Linux, chair of the Linux Standards Base and outgoing CTO of the Linux Foundation, Ian Murdock has joined Sun Microsystems as Chief Operating Platforms Officer. Sun's Chief Open Source Officer announced the news on his blog today.

Is Red Hat Ready to Be the Next Microsoft?

Much like Microsoft's influence over software developers in the 1990s, Red Hat has seemingly rallied all of the major open source application providers to support the company's forthcoming online store--known as the Red Hat Exchange [RHX].