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The Roadblocks to Making Prosthetic Miracles Happen Every Day

As the DARPA approaches its self-imposed deadline to make high-tech prosthetics that begin to approach the abilities of natural limbs by 2009, the research communities that have made it happen are beginning to ask, "Can we create companies that can turn a mind-blowing prototype or demo into real pro...

Where Are the LiMo App Developers?

LiMo Foundation, a Linux mobile operating system consortium, announced that two of its members -- NEC and Panasonic -- are shipping the latest round of LiMo-compliant devices. NTT Docomo plans to use the new handsets in its Prime and Style series of phones, marketed primarily in Japan. The eight ne...

Will Android Look Good in a 3-Piece Suit?

Google apparently wants its Android mobile device platform to compete in the enterprise arena. Future versions of the open source operating system will include more support for business users, suggested Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google. Android currently does not support many ente...

Behind-the-Wheel Texting Laws Might Not Change Habits

A proposed national ban on text messaging while driving is already drawing criticism that it doesn't go far enough and is unlikely to be effective without stringent enforcement and radical attitude shifts in the driving public. "The real safety problem is not just texting, but all cellphone use whil...

Analysts Call ’04 and ’05 Banner Years for Open Source

As the new year begins, the experts agreed that the big story for 2004 in the open-source world -- and one of the biggest in the larger realm of IT -- has been the growth of Linux and its acceptance as a mainstream choice for business. It's a trend that industry analysts expect to continue, even acc...

VCs Hope To Leverage Linux Community, Technology

The year 2004 might someday be remembered as the year that venture capitalists got interested in open-source software -- interested enough to fund a number of new companies based on open source, especially Linux. The year saw a number of funding rounds for such companies as high-end Linux cluster fi...

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Africa Proving To Be Next Frontier for Free and Open Software

Desperately seeking their future, African countries that virtually no Western commercial software vendors have cared about in the past are turning to free and open software. They are doing so at a pace just quick enough to alarm some commercial software vendors, who fear the prospect of an entire co...

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ADTI: Ready for Round Three with Open Sourcers

The same group that said that free and open-source software was a bigger security risk than commercial software and also claimed that Linus Torvalds ripped off the Linux kernel plans to release a new report in a few weeks. Ken Brown, director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's technology pro...

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Tanenbaum Disputes Conclusions of Controversial Report

Renowned computer scientist Andrew "Andy" Tanenbaum said he doesn't believe the conclusions of a draft report on the origins and legality of open-source software, particularly the allegation that Linus Torvalds didn't write Linux, as is commonly believed, but copied much of it from Minix, a Unix-lik...

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Africa Becoming Vast Frontier for Free and Open Software

Desperately seeking their future, African countries that virtually no Western commercial software vendors have cared about in the past are turning to free and open software. They are doing so at a pace just quick enough to alarm some commercial software vendors, who fear the prospect of an entire co...

Observers Differ on Possible Sun Purchase of Novell

Industry observers yesterday took differing outlooks on rumors that Sun Microsystems might buy Novell. "I don't find the speculation credible," analyst Dan Kusnetzky, vice president of operating systems at International Data Corporation, said. Kusnetzky said such a merger would face problems from po...

Government Deal Brings ELX Closer to 100,000-Seat Goal

With the news of its first big government deal, Indian Linux vendor ELX has come a bit closer to meeting its sales goal of 100,000 seats of its desktop Linux product BizDesk 4.0 this financial year. "An Indian state court project has asked vendors to supply 600 PCs with ELX Biz Desk 4.0 preloaded in...

Red Hat Financial Changes: Credibility Gap?

Red Hat has put its investors through a roller-coaster ride this summer, and the ride just took a major drop in recent days, as bad news hit the markets. The company announced that it would be restating its results due to new accounting policies, and also told analysts that the SEC had launched an i...

FAT Patent: Threat to the Free and Developing Worlds?

In a decision that could have far-reaching implications -- from the fate of free software to the technology used in developing countries -- the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the Public Patent Foundation (PubPat) a reexamination of a recently granted patent (number 5,579,517) o...

Red Hat’s Numbers Called ‘Impressive’

This week, Red Hat seems to have weathered every senior executive's nightmare: The CFO resigns just days before the company is to report its financial results. What do you do? Red Hat prereleased enough good news in advance of its earnings call to calm down fears of possible scandal or bad numbers, ...

Red Hat Fights Back, Previews Financials

To quell the turmoil created Monday when it announced that its CFO had resigned "to pursue other opportunities," Red Hat has given financial analysts a glimpse of its end-of-quarter results, which it reports today after the markets close. Kevin Thompson, Red Hat's CFO for approximately the last four...

ADTI: Open-Sourcers Skirt Copyrights

Not content to accuse open-sourcers of stealing code and working on Linux programming on company time, the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute now implies that the open-source community rips off The Wall Street Journal. So far, though, ADTI has not suggested that the mothers of those in the open-source ...

Will .Net Developers Get Mono?

Novell has released a new version of Mono -- an open-source implementation of Microsoft's .Net framework -- and some early adopters are already singing its praises. "Mono makes Novell extremely relevant now," said Kingsley Idehen, president and CEO of OpenLink, which has just released Virtuoso 3.5, ...

Geronimo: Apache’s Children Are Growing Up

A papoose named Geronimo is venturing out of the teepee this week, and the Apache Software Foundation says it might be ready for its rite of passage later this summer. The organization's effort to develop an open-source version of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) became a full-fledged project this w...

Open-Source Win: HP To Support, Sell MySQL, JBoss

In a move seen as adding further legitimacy to open-source computing, Hewlett-Packard has announced it will support MySQL and JBoss, two popular open-source programs. The announcement helps round out HP's open-source-based offerings, but it is seen as a big win for the two smaller companies involved...

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