Open source equals software freedom, not free software
Monday, October 08 2012 @ 07:32 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Vivek Ranadive, CEO of Tibco, is one of the industry's big thinkers, complete with a profile in Esquire. So why would a smart guy like him dismiss open source as "fool's gold"? And why do some software vendors believe they can justify "FRAND terms" on software standards and permit patented capabilities to be inserted into software standards?
Friday, September 28 2012 @ 06:42 CST Contributed by: Linegod
We’re a performance company, and performance and scalability go hand in hand. Better scalability results in more consistent performance and at LogNormal, we like pushing our hardware as far as it will go.
Today’s post is about some of the infrastructure we use and how we tune it to handle a large number of requests.
We have separate components of our software stack to handle different tasks. In this post I’ll only cover the parts that make up our beacon collection component and how we tune it. Only a few of the tuning points are specific to this component.
Managing Multiple MySQL Servers From One phpMyAdmin Installation (Using SSL Encryption)
Friday, September 21 2012 @ 06:03 CST Contributed by: Linegod
This tutorial explains how you can manage multiple MySQL servers from one phpMyAdmin installation. For security reasons, communication between phpMyAdmin and any remote MySQL server is using SSL encryption (this is not necessary for a local MySQL server since communication between phpMyAdmin and MySQL is not leaving the server). phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL.
Thursday, August 30 2012 @ 06:20 CST Contributed by: Linegod
The Qt 5 Beta is now available as the first major release under the new Qt Project umbrella. A big thank you goes out to all who contributed to this milestone. With this Qt 5 beta release, I would also like to invite everybody interested to go, try, and experience this next major version of Qt. Your feedback now will be very important in making the final release of Qt 5.0 as good as possible.
Thursday, August 16 2012 @ 06:08 CST Contributed by: Linegod
As said in a previous post, people are now back to work, focused on Mageia 3 release. So it was time again to define the specifications for the coming release. We then thought it was time to improve the process used for Mageia 2
Thursday, August 09 2012 @ 06:42 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Helsinki, Finland and Santa Clara, US - August 9th 2012, Digia, the software powerhouse listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V), today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia. Following the acquisition Digia becomes responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia. These include product development, as well as the commercial and open source licensing and service business. Following the acquisition, Digia plans to quickly enable Qt on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms.
Sunday, July 29 2012 @ 09:41 CST Contributed by: Linegod
A well known company, Valve, that distributes nonfree computer games with Digital Restrictions Management, recently announced it would distribute these games for GNU/Linux. What good and bad effects can this have?
I suppose that availability of popular nonfree programs on GNU/Linux can boost adoption of the system. However, our goal goes beyond making this system a “success”; its purpose is to bring freedom to the users. Thus, the question is how this development affects users' freedom.
Friday, July 27 2012 @ 10:27 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Insync announced late last night that their desktop application is now available for Linux users. This means you can have dropbox-like functionality on your Google Drive! It is in beta, but most users that have installed it already are raving about it so far.
Friday, July 20 2012 @ 06:59 CST Contributed by: Linegod
As the latest Valve Linux news for today, Valve Software actually cares about open-source Linux graphics drivers. Last week they had the Intel OTC Linux graphics team out to Bellevue to jointly work on the OpenGL renderer for the Source Engine and the Intel Mesa driver.