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World's First Mainboard with Open-Source BIOS

According to a post over at Gmane.org, AMD engineer Yinghai Lu has reportedly released source-code of the BIOS for the Gigabyte Technology M57SLI-S4 motherboard. This can potentially allow advanced users to "program their motherboards" by... More...

Cuba to migrate to Open-Source Software

Several Cuban government ministers backed the move to open-source software, and away from U.S.-based Microsoft, at a technology conference held late last week. Communications minister Ramiro Valdes gave an opening keynote that advocated open source,... More...

Dell Offers an Open-Source PC

Dell began offering a new desktop PC on Tuesday with no operating system installed. The machine is designed for people who want to run open-source software such as Linux instead of Windows. ... More...

Sun begins open-source Solaris era

Sun Microsystems is expected to release Solaris as open-source software Tuesday; the move is a centerpiece of the company's plan to regain lost relevance and fend off rivals Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft. ... More...

MySQL To Use Open-Source Microsoft Toolset

The next release of the MyQSL database server will include a Windows installer based on an open-source toolset released by Microsoft earlier this year. The upcoming MySQL 4.1 release will, according to documentation on the... More...

Sun Taking Open-Source Counsel?

Sun Microsystems Inc. appears to be seriously considering industry advocates' proposals that it should offer an open-source implementation of Java. In addition to an impending meeting with IBM—which called on Sun to think about open-sourcing... More...

Open-Source Backlash

The open-source community is rallying against comments made by The SCO Group CEO Darl McBride late last month that the GPL, under which Linux and open-source software is distributed, violates the U.S. Constitution as well... More...

ObjectWeb, Apache team on open-source J2EE

ObjectWeb and the Apache Software Foundation, which each develop an open-source Java application server, have reached a technology sharing agreement designed to accelerate certification of their products under Sun Microsystems Inc.'s latest Java 2 Enterprise... More...

Security experts find open-source flaws

Although Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities get most of the headlines, researchers this week identified vulnerabilities in two commonly used open-source software products. The more serious of the vulnerabilities affects Sendmail, an open-source program for... More...

SCO warns open-source community

Open-source software supporters need to do a better job of policing themselves as developers and activists, according to Darl McBride, CEO of controversial Unix seller SCO Group. In an "open letter to... More...

Sun gives grid portal to open-source project

Sun Microsystems has donated to the open-source Grid Engine Project its Grid Engine Portal software, which is designed to let users access resources and applications on a Sun-based computing grid from virtually any Web browser.... More...

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