Venice Region Migrates to Open Source

Jan 26, 2009

In an effort to reduce costs, municipal authorities in the Veneto region around the Italian city of Venice, will change to open source.

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Sun's McNealy Advises Obama Administration on Open Source

Jan 23, 2009

Sun cofounder Scott NcNealy has submitted a paper to the new U.S. administration about the cost savings and security benefits of Open Source software.

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Open Solutions Alliance Optimistic for 2009

Jan 20, 2009

The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), a consortium of commercial Open Source providers, sent its members a survey as to the challenges ahead for free software and received some optimistic responses.

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Foomatic 4.0 Printer Drivers Create PDFs

Jan 18, 2009

Foomatic is now released in version 4.0. The software creates PDFs, describes external drivers better and includes PPD extensions.

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Qt 4.5 Under Lesser GPL

Jan 15, 2009

Nokia will offer its Qt widget collection software under less restrictive LGPL licensing and has opened up its repositories.

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FBReader 0.10.0 with Extended Language Support

Jan 14, 2009

The e-book reader FBReader 0.10.0 has been released for Linux and now supports more languages, including right-to-left and bidirectional.

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Kernel 2.6.29: Corbet Says Btrfs Next Generation Filesystem

Jan 12, 2009

Linux kernel developer Jonathan Corbet has just previewed the features of the upcoming Linux Kernel 2.6.29 that includes Btrfs, which he claims is the filesystem of the future.

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Sony DSC-G3 Camera Has Wi-Fi and Linux

Jan 12, 2009

Outwardly Sony's DSC-G3 is a 10-megapixel camera with Wi-Fi, but inside lurks the Busybox Linux system.

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