Archive for July, 2005

Kenyan university to offer Linux training

July 19th, 2005 | No Comments »

Kenyan company Circuits & Packets Communications (C&P) last week signed a deal with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) to offer advanced GNU-Linux training at the university. The training will begin in August 2005. Courses to be offered range from a fundamentals course to Linux system administration. JKUAT will make training facilities available […]

LinuxWorld, Futurex Cape Town shows cancelled

July 19th, 2005 | No Comments »

The Cape Town leg of the LinuxWorld and Futurex computer shows will not happen this year. Organisers Exhibitions for Africa, after surveying exhibitors, have decided to postpone the show to September 2006. The LinuxWorld show, licenced from IDG, was to be staged alongside Futurex as it was in Johannesburg earlier this year. In an email […]

IP, free software and patents in the African spotlight

July 18th, 2005 | No Comments »

An online discussion aimed at raising awareness of critical issues around intellectual property rights for Africa and to provide an overview of existing legal processes and tools will begin this week and run until August 21. On the agenda will be free software, copyleft alternatives to traditional property rights and pretecting indigenous knowledge, among others. […]

SA software patent opposition goes online

July 18th, 2005 | No Comments »

South African free software advocates and software patent opponents have set up a mailing list and website to co-ordinate their efforts in opposing the awarding of software patents locally. The group, which includes academics, the Linux Professionals Association, and local free software advocates, delivered a letter to Microsoft South Africa\’s legal representative\’s on June 28 […]

Open source TV series available for download

July 15th, 2005 | No Comments »

The Go Open Source campaign this week announced the downloadable version of the Go_Open television series. The show, which aired in South Africa late last year, has been released under a Creative Commons licence that allows users to re-distribute the show for non-commercial purposes. They are not able to modify or make derivative version of […]

Privoxy

July 14th, 2005 | No Comments »

Banner advertising, cookies, pop-ups and annoying Java all meet their maker thanks to Privoxy. Calling it an HTML scrubber is not doing it justice and ignores its manifold manifestations. To novice internet users it\’s a fire-and-forget binary install that makes browsing faster; for experts it\’s a powerful tool that can be used to tweak the […]

RSSOwl

July 14th, 2005 | No Comments »

If you\’re a news junkie, or if you\’re just tired of having to open multitudes of pages every day to catch up with your news fix you\’ll like this one. RSSOwl is an aggregator. A what? A news reader able to pick up news headlines from thousands ­ perhaps even millions ­ of news sites […]

Open-Xchange to bundle Novell\'s SuSE server

July 13th, 2005 | No Comments »

Collaboration server developer Open-Xchange will now bundle Novell\’s SuSE Linux Enterprise server with Open-Xchange. Open-Xchange is a collaboration platform that integrates open-source and proprietary servers and clients. The server is accessible through a Web browser as well as popular clients such as Outlook and handheld devices. SuSE\’s Openexchange Server is based on the Open-Xchange (OX) […]

An open source approach to security

July 13th, 2005 | 2 Comments »

Internet threats have clearly become a lot more sophisticated and malicious. The frequency and level of attacks on corporate networks and systems around the world have forced businesses to adopt a more vigilant approach towards security, and to review review the way applications are configured, be discerning in selecting software applications and emphasise security as […]

OpenBSD founder on industry, quality and free software

July 12th, 2005 | No Comments »

The Epoch Times – Born in Pretoria, South Africa, but now living in Calgary, Canada, Theo de Raadt is the founder of the OpenBSD project and an outspoken advocate of free software. Here De Raadt speaks his mind on why he develops free software, why industry is getting into free software, and why dedication to […]

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