Samba switches to GPLv3

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Samba switches to GPLv3 - LinuxWorld, 07/10/07: Samba developers have definitively switched future versions of the software to the GPL v3 licence, which could have a serious impact on companies maintaining software patent covenants.

Update: Get the details on GPLv3's impact on Samba users and distributors in an exclusive new podcast. Details below, in the "Community" section.

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Catalog shopping comes to open-source software - LinuxWorld, 07/11/07: For busy IT leaders, finding detailed information, reviews and case studies on open-source applications to fit into complex IT infrastructures can be like searching for a snowflake on a summer day.

Oracle 11g for Linux to debut in August - LinuxWorld, 07/11/07: While Wednesday marked the official unveiling of Oracle Corp.'s 11g database and a look at its new features, pricing and availability information was pretty thin on the ground.

Kernel space: Progress on ACPI and power management - LinuxWorld, 07/11/07: Data centers demand cooler-running Linux boxes, and several projects are starting to deliver.

Microsoft enlists Turbolinux to develop translator for Open XML, ODF - LinuxWorld, 07/10/07: Microsoft says the top Linux distribution in Asia-Pacific, Turbolinux, is joining Novell, Linspire and Xandros in creating document translator tools.

OpenLogic tool runs an inventory on open-source apps - LinuxWorld, 07/10/07: Open-source software vendor OpenLogic Inc. this week is unveiling a free software tool aimed at helping businesses look under the hood of their IT systems to find and inventory the open-source applications they're running.

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.0 beta - LinuxWorld, 07/09/07: Firefox 3.0's first beta has been delayed at least six weeks, Mozilla engineers said Sunday, and it now won't appear until the middle of September.

Dell will sell Linux on PCs outside of U.S. - LinuxWorld, 07/09/07: Dell plans to sell computers with preinstalled Linux outside the United States as well as offer the Ubuntu Linux distribution to small-business customers.

Book review: RESTful Web Services - LinuxWorld, 07/09/07: REST lets you sneak a big idea, a Web API, into an existing Web project. No heavyweight libraries, nothing to call attention to yourself. "No, sir, we aren't splashing out on any of those big scary Web services here. Just finishing the Web project as ordered."

TurboLinux to help translate Open XML for Asia - LinuxWorld, 07/09/07: Microsoft Corp. is enlisting Linux distributor TurboLinux Inc. to help tailor work being done to translate documents between Open XML and ODF file formats for Japanese and Chinese users.

Novell to SUSE users: Don’t worry about Microsoft’s stand on GPLv3 - LinuxWorld, 07/08/07: Microsoft moves to avoid any legal ambiguity over GPLv3, but Novell says SUSE Linux users have nothing to worry about.

Sun finalizes Open Document Format translator - LinuxWorld, 07/06/07: Sun has released the final version of its Open Document Format (ODF) plug-in for Microsoft Office, designed to allow the ODF standard to better compete with Microsoft's dominant Office formats.

Alfresco rolls Web 2.0 features into CMS upgrade - LinuxWorld, 07/05/07: Alfresco Software is taking cues from the so-called Web 2.0 craze with the release of the latest version of its open source content-management software.

Virtual desktops win thin client fans - LinuxWorld, 07/05/07: Large PC users are increasingly looking to VDI -- virtual desktop infrastructure, which uses VMware to host virtual PCs -- as an alternative to current server-based computing approaches such as Citrix and Windows Terminal Server (WTS), says thin client developer Igel Technology.

E-mail worms rarer in 2007, says vendor - LinuxWorld, 07/05/07: E-mail worms, not long ago the scourge of the Internet, have declined sharply in 2007, a security company has revealed.

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Samba goes GPLv3: Jeremy Allison, 07/11/07: The software that enables Linux to act as a Windows file and print server is adopting the Free Software Foundation's new license. What will be the impact on users, distributors, and appliance vendors? (podcast, 9:32)

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