Sun and IBM Initiate OpenDocument Project

Nov 06, 2008

Sun Microsystems and IBM have kicked off an open source community project dealing with conversion of documents into OpenDocument Format (ODF).

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ESAPI 1.4: Security Methods for the Web

Nov 06, 2008

The Enterprise Security API (ESAPI), a set of documentation focusing on application software security, has released a new version 1.4. Javadocs were updated and old interfaces were replaced.

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Google and Motorola Promote Gnome

Nov 05, 2008

The Gnome Foundation welcomes Google and Motorola as sponsors and new members of its advisory board.

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Free Software Projects An up-to-date look at free software and its makers

Nov 05, 2008

A new status report on suspend and hibernate discusses the workings of, issues with, and future plans for power-saving modes in Linux.

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GNU FDL Version 1.3 Improves Compatibility

Nov 04, 2008

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has released version 1.3 of its GNU Free Documentation License improving compatibility with certain Creative Commons licenses.

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Android: Open Apps Success Story

Nov 03, 2008

Just one week since Google opened Android Market for external applications, and already the medialets blog has announced 167 downloaded apps.

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Torvalds Endorses Obama, Not Himself

Nov 03, 2008

Now that Linus Torvalds has his own blog, the community can find out what he thinks when he's not lording over driver code. In his newest entry he endorses Barack Obama for President and, against the hopes of some of his followers, not himself.

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OpenBSD 4.4: New Drivers, More Platforms

Nov 03, 2008

The OpenBSD project has released version 4.4 of the free Unix derivative. New in this version are drivers for Intel and AMD chips, and support for platforms such as UltraSparc IV/ T1/ T2 and Fujitsu SPASRC64-V/ VI/ VIII.

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