openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 152view story

http://news.opensuse.org – We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News 152. openSUSE Weekly News openSUSE Weekly News Sascha Manns editor in chief Satoru Matsumoto Editorial office Gertjan Lettink Forums section Thomas Hofstätter Events & meetings Thomas Schraitle DocBook-Consultant 2010-12-04 Table of Contents Announcements openSUSE Board Election 2010 Status Updates Distribution (Distributions)

Links 4/12/2010: Unity in Fedora, Raphaël Hertzog Says Success of Ubuntu Mostly Beneficial to Debianview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux U.S. (General)

Rumor squashed: Google fails to buy Groupon -- for $6 billion!view story

http://downloadsquad.switched.com – I'm sad to announce that Google has failed to acquire Groupon, thus vanquishing all chances of ever seeing a website called Goopon. The shocking thing is, not only has Google failed to snap up Groupon, but the original, rumored figure -- a paltry $2.5 billion -- was way off the mark. Google's final offer was closer to $6 billion! (General)

Patent Monopolies Nothing to Do With Armed and Dangerous Men at Seaview story

http://techrights.org – Phones can be stolen, phone ideas cannot Summary: Patent infringement is not “theft” and not “piracy” either, even when developers are ripped off by the likes of Tandberg ABOUT a week ago we wrote about Tandberg and we are flattered to be cited by Patrick Anderson, who is in the patents business and plays somewhat of an apologist’s role for it in his post “Pi (General)

With IBM Funding, Microsoft Software Patents Are Targeted by Peer To Patentview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: IBM uses voluntary peer review to annotate software patents EVERY NOW and then we receive mail from Peer To Patent, which is an initiative whose method we disagree with because it helps legitimise software patents rather than just abolish the whole lot. (General)

Corporate IT Needs to Embrace the Spirit of Open Sourceview story

http://www.linuxinsider.com – So, does your company do open source? Really? I'm not talking about using open source. I'm asking if your company takes open source philosophy to heart by walking the walk. I doubt there's any decent- sized company that doesn't use open source. But how many do open source in a business setting? Does your company *do* open source, like, within? (General)

Pizza Hut feeds Facebookers for freeview story

http://www.itwire.com – Social networking can be an exhausting business, but thanks to a new concept users will no longer have to go hungry. (IT news)

How to make a Custom Debian setupview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – I have seen a lot of people recommend LFS and Arch well i choose Debian.How to make a custom Debian setup By SlipshotFor this little project you WILL need a good Internet connection and a Debian CD, i used the net install CD but any will do. And if you are asking why would anyone want to do this than here is your answer. (HowTos)

Dataweave upgrade, outsource support contractview story

http://www.itwire.com – IT consultancy, Dataweave, has successfully completed a major upgrade of key database and enterprise application software for Australian private hospital network, Healthe Care, and secured a contract to provide ongoing outsourced administration and support for Healthe Care’s databases, and other Oracle business applications. (IT news)

Revamping the community WIKI and using it!view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – I have noticed that there is a great wealth of information scattered across the various threads of the forum. The only problem is that, in order to be useful, the information has to be easily accessible.At present, to find a given piece of  information one may have to go through dozens of posts, jumping from one thread to the other. Reading the posts is nice, but also very time consuming. (HowTos)