ODF Toolkit

Open Document Format Toolkit

IBM and Sun MicroSystems, Inc. have "announced the launch of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Toolkit Union, a new open-source software community project organized to make document software more innovative, versatile and useful for business". ...
Git

Contributing with Git

Git is an open source, distributed version control system written by Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, the core of the Linux operating system. Google recently hosted the first Git Developer Conference in their Mountain View headquarters. The three-day event featured talks by prominent Git developers. ...
Anti-DRM

A Guide to DRM-Free Living

Welcome to our brief guide to living a DRM-free existence. We want to provide a range of links pointing you toward online stores, video/music players, software and hardware that will help you take back your rights as a concerned customer and citizen. ...
lvm

The Benefits of Using Linux Logical Volume Manager

This is the first of a three-part series, designed to introduce new users to the concept of logical volume management in Linux. To have the others delivered automatically to you, you may subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking on the RSS icon diagonally above this paragraph Logical Volume Management is a method of partitioning hard disk drives that provides more flexibility in managing storage space than the traditional method of disk partitioning. The Linux version, Logical Volume Manager or LVM, has been a feature of the Linux kernel since about 1999, and was contributed (to the Linux kernel) by Sistina Software, Inc, a company that was later acquired by Redhat. ...
gNewSense

gNewSense

gNewSense is a Linux desktop operating system that is derived from Ubuntu. It is essentially Ubuntu Linux with all non-free software removed. The project was initiated by Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley. ...
GNU

A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance

The Linux kernel, and most of the software that makes it usable are governed by the GPL, or the GNU General Public License. Now at version 3 (GPLv3), the GPL was originally written by Richard Stallman, and it's intended to protect software freedom. The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has published a guide to keeping with the terms of the GPL and related open source licenses. ...
VoIP hacking applications

Building a Fedora-Based VoIP Server

There are not a whole lot of active Linux or BSD-based Telephony/IP-PBX distros, but the few we have are quite good and easy to setup and configure. Of the four that we have profiled on this site, only AskoziaPBX is based on a BSD (FreeBSD) distro. The others - trixbox, Elastix, and AsteriskNOW - are all Linux-based. Whether Linux or BSD-based, the key application that makes them what they are is Asterisk. ...
Open Source

Open Source Security Study: Fortify Got it Wrong

Several bloggers have already reported on the Open Source Security Study released by Fortify's Security Research Group (and Larry Suto), but we are yet to see anyone take an in-depht look at the study itself. This is our attempt to take a closer look at the study titled "How Are Open Source Development Communities Embracing Security Best Practices?". The study which was released as an 11-page report, is free to download from the company's website. ...
Network Manager

NetworkManager: Secret weapon for the Linux road warrior

NetworkManager is one of those "must-have" and "must-be-installed-by-default" applications that I like to see running on any Linux or BSD desktop distro. The nm-applet, NetworkManager's client application, is a Gnome desktop tool, and it is installed by default on the latest Gnome desktops. Similar applets exist for the K Desktop Environment - KDE, but none is as feature-rich as Gnome's nm-applet. Kyle Gonzales has written a detailed article about NetworkManager and nm-applet in Redhat Magazine. ...
Adeona

Adeona: Track Lost or Stolen Computers

Ever misplaced a laptop, had a desktop stolen, or a server spirited away, and wished there was a means that would enable you to tracked them down? Well, there are applications that can be installed on a computer that gives you the ability to do just that, but they are all proprietary and their methods of tracking gives no privacy guarantees. So while they do a good job of helping to track a lost asset, you give up something in the process - your privacy. ...