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The Roadblocks to Making Prosthetic Miracles Happen Every Day

As the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (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 products?"...

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 ...

Will Android Look Good in a 3-Piece Suit?

Google apparently wants its Android mobile device platform to compete in the enterprise arena ...

Behind-the-Wheel Texting Laws Might Not Change Habits

A proposed national ban on text messaging while driving, introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, 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 ...

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 accelerate, in 2005 and for at least several years to come...

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 -- interested enough to fund a number of new companies based on open source, especially Linux ...

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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 continent dominated by free software in the future ...

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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 ...

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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-like operating system that Tanenbaum wrote ...

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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 continent dominated by free software in the future ...

Observers Differ on Possible Sun Purchase of Novell

Industry observers today took differing outlooks on rumors that Sun Microsystems might buy Novell ...

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 100,000seats of its desktop Linux product BizDesk 4.0 this financial year ...

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 inquiry into the company for unspecified reasons. ...

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) on the use of file allocation tables (FATs), a ubiquitous technique for accessing a file system...

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 Fights Back, Previews Financials

Red Hat's chief money maker is Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Earlier this month, the company released a new version of the developer edition, Fedora Core 2. Some developers love Fedora but others have expressed concern about the two-tiered system [Lisa Stapleton, "New Red Hat Release Garners Kudos, Questions," May 20, 2004]...

ADTI: Open-Sourcers Skirt Copyrights

Relying on estimates of how many lines of code typical programmers write, Brown concludes in the report that Torvalds could not possibly have produced the amount of code in the original Linux kernel in about six months, as is currently believed.Andrew Tanenbaum and GNU founder Richard Stallman, both quoted in the report, say their quotes were taken out of context and misconstrued, and both have vehemently and publicly disagreed with the conclusions of the report [Lisa Stapleton, "Stallman: Accusatory Report Deliberately Confuses," May 27, 2004]...

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 ...

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 week and is expected to produce a certified product later this summer...

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 ...

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