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February 21, 2013
Open Source for America (OSFA) announced today the opening of its nomination period for the annual OSFA awards. Each year, the organization recognizes individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and open source software adoption in the U.S. government.
Oracle is not letting go of its Java patent infringement beef against Google despite its sound drubbing last spring when U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ruled that programming APIs were not subject to copyright protection. Last week, Oracle took the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The DistroRank Weekly Popularity Rankings have been now posted. There was a slight trend downward in most of the raw data from last week. The only two changes are Damn Small Linux rose one place to number 11 and Frugalware fell one place to number 12.
The Zorin OS team has released Zorin OS 6.2 Lite, the latest evolution of the Zorin OS Lite series of operating systems, designed specifically for Windows users using old or low-powered hardware. This release is based on Lubuntu 12.04.2 and uses the LXDE desktop environment to provide one of the fastest and most feature-packed interfaces for low-spec machines. This new release includes newly updated software out of the box. We also include our innovative Zorin Look Changer, Zorin Internet Browser Manager, Zorin OS Lite Extra Software and other programs from our earlier versions in Zorin OS 6.2 Lite.
Eighteen months after HP abandoned its first tablet comes rumor of a new Android offering. Don't expect different results
The Ubuntu for Phones announcement has been quickly followed up by Ubuntu on Tablets, the image for which will be making an appearance tomorrow
The people over at [url=http://muktware.com/]Muktware[/url] published a video the other day of Plasma Active running on Google's Nexus 7 tablet. You can see it [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bb7isMAmwW0]here:[/url] Occasionally people ask me what I think about Plasma Active appearing on various devices, knowing that we're working on a tablet ourselves. It's a really good question, and gets to one of the core tensions around open culture: the interplay between control and benefit.
This article will deal with installation and configuration of WebDAV server on Ubuntu Linux. WebDAV stands for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning and allows connected users the edit and share data online via the HTTP protocol. This makes WebDAV a popular choice for developers when combined, for example, with Subversion or OpenLink Virtuoso. WebDAV is supported by number of clients ranging from davfs2, which makes it possible to mount the WebDAV's data storage to include into the local filesystem. This can be done with the mount command to various GUI applications with the native WebDAV support such as Nautilus, konqueror, etc.
February 20, 2013
The Saanich school district of British Columbia has banded together and is funding an open source Student Information System (SIS) called openStudent. It has been licensed under the Education Community Source license (modified Apache 2.0) to ensure that they have better control of the code. Yet, the decision didn[he]#039[/he]t come about easily.
A new report shows Linux experience is in greater demand - and, hiring managers say, harder to find - than in past years.
Ubuntu spaceman Mark Shuttleworth is embracing the full horror of tablets and smartphones, calculating they’ll do little harm to his Linux distro’s PC business. Shuttleworth yesterday announced a fondleslab-friendly Ubuntu interface for tabs ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). The first tabs running the UI will be the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 - the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview for the kit will be available from tomorrow, 21 February.