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The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008 for its agencies to start using open-source software - freely distributed programs that anyone can modify - the Netherlands Economic Affairs Ministry said Thursday....

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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...

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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,...

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IBM and Novell on Monday are expected to announce an open-source response to Microsoft's forthcoming InfoCard identity management technology. The companies plan to contribute to an open-source initiative code-named Higgins Project. The...

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Dell Offers an Open-Source PC

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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. ...

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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. ...

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Two years after it selected open-source rendering engine KHTML as the basis of its Safari Web browser, Apple Computer has proposed resolving compatibility conflicts by scrapping that code base in favor of its own. ...

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When Sun Microsystems releases Solaris as open-source software, it plans to provide legal protection from patent-infringement suits to outsiders using or developing the operating system--one of several ways Sun hopes to make Solaris more competitive...

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The U.S. Department of Energy has funded a consortium of InfiniBand advocates to build Linux software support for the high-speed networking technology. The three-year project will support programmers at chipmaker Intel and InfiniBand...

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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...

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