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LXer: JavaOne conference may get a rivalview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: Even before the first Oracle-driven JavaOne conference has seen the light of day, an alternative Java conference is being planned for those not thrilled with Oracle. Media company Software & Support Media (S&S) plans to offer a U.S.-based version of its JAX (Java Apache XML) conference, which the company has been conducting in Germany for several years. (HowTos)

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Sun RPC is finally free softwareview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Tom Callaway reports that all of the Sun RPC code (which is part of glibc) has finally been relicensed under a free software license: "So, we restarted the effort with Oracle, and on August 18, 2010, Wim Coekaerts, on behalf of Oracle America, gave permission for the remaining files that we knew about under the Sun RPC license (netkit-rusers, krb5, and glibc) to be relicensed under the 3 clause BS (General)

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Oracle forms new 'axis of evil' against open source, claims Adobeview story

http://linuxo.com – The Register: "Oracle has replaced Microsoft as the FOSS community's number one enemy, according to Adobe System's open source boss." (General)

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LXer: How Oracle might kill Google’s Android and software patents all at onceview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: In reality, Oracle is a major proponent of open software, pushing Linux and taking a stand against the notion of software patents themselves. Yes, that's right, the company filing the year's biggest software patent infringement case is also a major critic of the idea of software patents in general. (HowTos)

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LXer: OpenSolaris axed by Ellisonview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: You all expected it, and now it has come to pass: Oracle has killed off the OpenSolaris development project. There was never any need for the OpenSolaris governing board to commit ritual suicide — they were going to be ignored to death just the same. (HowTos)

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OpenOffice 3.3 Beta: The Shape of Things to Come?view story

http://redir.internet.com – OpenOffice needs enough interface improvements and feature enhancements to keep Oracle busy for some time to come. (General)

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Gambas 2 2.21.0 Free Downloadview story

http://gamblis.com – The new version of my favorite programming software for Linux has been released. The Gambas 2 version 2.21.0 is available for download. This new version of Gambas brings a lot of improvements and now works well on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. (Distributions)

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No usb access with VBoxview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, I've been using VirtualBox (now by Oracle) for a few years now, and generally use the 'amd64 Non-ose' (Free for personal use)in which usb used to work but with the latest couple of versions Usb devices can be seen, but are 'greyed out' and Can't be selected. vBox ver 3.2.6.r63112 I wonder if the circumstances have changed, and now usb must be paid for, or what? (HowTos)

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How to install Sabayon 5.3 on a btrfs filesystemview story

http://linuxbsdos.com – Thanks to its use of Anaconda, the Fedora installer, Sabayon 5.3, the latest release of the Gentoo-based distribution, is one of the first Linux distributions with support for the btrfs file system. Btrfs is one of the newest filesystems in the Linux kernel. It is similar to Oracle’s ZFS, but lacks ZFS’ more advanced features. [...] (General)

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LXer: Will Oracle Let OpenSolaris Wither and Die?view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: (HowTos)