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 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...
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.
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.
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].
Java co-inventor James Gosling squashes what he says is a misconception that open source is less secure than proprietary software, pledging that Java will remain secure even after it is fully open source.
Open source security is already in data centers, even if network executives think it isn't. One common example is OpenSSL, an open source-library implementation of the SSL encryption standard with an accompanying set of tools and utilities. Any commercial product that uses SSL for such features as Web-based management or client/server control channels almost certainly is using OpenSSL. With no reason to believe that they could write better or more bug-free code, commercial developers naturally gravitate to reusable, open source components wherever possible.
The Beryl project has just released beryl 0.2.1. There’s nothing NEW in the release. However all of the licenses have been fixed so that it can go into Debian and Ubuntu.