Archive for November, 2008

The City of Schoten and Open Source Software

You can say that the City of Schoten, in the Province of Antwerp, Belgium, loves open source software, or they just love saving money. Either way, open source software wins. With a population of about 33.000, four hundred of whom are employed by the city administration, the city’s three IT personnel oversee the deployment and maintenance of open source solutions […]

November 27, 2008 · 0 comments · linux news
Emoji for Unicode: Open Source Data for the Encoding Proposal

Emoji for Unicode: Open Source Data for the Encoding Proposal

Emoji (絵文字), or “picture characters”, the graphical versions of and its friends, are widely used and especially popular among Japanese cell phone users. Just last month, they became available in Gmail ― see the team’s announcement: A picture is worth a thousand words.

November 27, 2008 · 0 comments · Software
Katana – The Linux Robot

Katana – The Linux Robot

November 27, 2008 · 0 comments · linux news
Fedora 10 Released

Fedora 10 Released

The Fedora team has announced the public release of Fedora 10, the latest stable upgrade release of the popular Linux operating system. Users may download DVD and CD install media (iso images) for x86, x86-64,and ppc architectures.

November 25, 2008 · 0 comments · linux news
A “Grey Hat” Guide for Security Researchers

A “Grey Hat” Guide for Security Researchers

The following is a verbatim reproduction of Jennifer Granick’s original post In counseling computer security researchers, I have found the law to be a real obstacle to solving vulnerabilities. The muddy nature of the laws that regulate computers and code, coupled with a series of abusive lawsuits, gives researchers real reason to worry that they might be sued if they […]

November 24, 2008 · 0 comments · Tutorials/Tips
Spicebird 0.7 Beta

Spicebird 0.7 Beta

Spicebird is a free and open source, cross platform communications application, featuring email, contacts, group calendaring, instant messaging, RSS, and Google applets in an easy to use and uncluttered interface. Developed by Synovel Software of India, it is currently in beta stage (version 0.7 was recently released).

November 23, 2008 · 0 comments · Software