Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"view story

http://linuxo.com – Network World: "News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey." (General)

Synaptics Gesture Suite Ported To Linuxview story

http://www.linux.com – On Friday we were briefed by Synaptics that they would be "announcing much-desired capabilities for notebook PCs running Linux and other open source operating systems", which we found out to mean that they were bringing their Synaptics Gesture Suite software to Linux. Today this announcement has no... (Software)

75 Open Source Tools to Replace Apps You Use Every Dayview story

http://redir.internet.com – Open source tools for music, security, business, IM, editing, gaming and other uses. Clearly, open source tools have fully matured. (General)

What Songbird's Flight Means for FOSSview story

http://www.linuxinsider.com – If a canary's song serves as a warning to miners, what does a Songbird's flight say about FOSS? That was the question on many bloggers' minds in recent days, as news of open source iTunes clone Songbird's decision to drop Linux support made its away across the forums. (General)

Dexpot is an awesome virtual desktop app - now with Windows 7 superbar integration!view story

http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Developer, Utilities, Productivity (General)

MythDora 12.23 Is Based on Fedora 12view story

http://news.softpedia.com – MythDora 12.23 is out now bringing recent packages and marking the move to Fedora 12 as the base distro. MythDora is aimed at DVR enthusiasts and bundles the popular open-source DVR software MythTV with the latest stable Fedora release. Apart from updating the two big components, Fedora 10 is replaced with Fedora 12 and MythTV 0.21 is replaced with MythTV 0.... (General)

Open Source Think Tank: The Way Forwardview story

http://linuxbsdos.com – I have just finished attending the Fifth Annual Open Source Think Tank, hosted by Andrew Aitken and I at Meritage in Napa Valley.  Andrew and his team did a great job of organizing the event. The Think Tank is a great forum for discussing the important questions facing the industry, but equally important, [...] (General)

New binary analysis tool finds FOSS in device firmwareview story

http://linuxo.com – ars Technica: "Software development company Loohuis Consulting and process management consultancy OpenDawn have released a new binary analysis tool that is designed to detect Linux and BusyBox in binary firmware. The program, which is freely available for download, is intended to aid open source license compliance efforts." (General)

The viability of open source forkingview story

http://linuxo.com – InfoWorld: "Source code availability is a central factor in establishing trust in the open source community, as knowledge that the source is available can often allay fears about the future of a particular open source project or product. And yet, this trust can often be overstated." (General)

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 119 is out!view story

http://news.opensuse.org – We are pleased to announce our openSUSE Weekly News Issue 119. (Distributions)