Archive for November, 2007

Google extends presence in Kenya, Rwanda

November 22nd, 2007 | No Comments »

[1]Google[/1] has recently concluded a series of separate deals in Rwanda and Kenya, providing access to Google Apps to government workers and students as well as offering free email services to Safaricom Kenya’s subscribers. Google is to supply computer software to students and government workers in Rwanda and Kenya, in a bid to put them […]

SFLC bares teeth at GPL violaters

November 22nd, 2007 | No Comments »

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has filed two more copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of two key BusyBox developers, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License ([1]GPL[/1]). The allegations have been brought against Xterasys Corporation and High-Gain Antennas. This is the second time the centre has come to the defence of BusyBox, an […]

Telkom removes local ADSL cap

November 22nd, 2007 | 4 Comments »

Telkom Internet is undergoing a trial in which local ADSL bandwidth will be uncapped, reports MyADSL. Users of [1]Telkom[/1]’s [2]ADSL[/2] service will still be given access to local websites upon reaching their monthly limit. MyADSL said that Telkom plans to, at a later and as yet undisclosed stage, place a reduced fee on this uncapped […]

Donate to the GNU PDF project

November 21st, 2007 | No Comments »

The Free Software Foundation ([1]FSF)[/1]has put out a call for donations to support their efforts to develop “a free, high-quality and fully functional set of libraries and programs that implement the PDF file format and associated technologies to the coming ISO standard, ISO 32000.” The GNU PDF project is working to implement support for the […]

What's your favourite Ubuntu?

November 21st, 2007 | 14 Comments »

At Tectonic we’re confirmed Ubuntu fans with the occasional copy of Xubuntu thrown onto the older hardware lying around. Tell us what your favourite Ubuntu flavour is. Vote here.

Firefox 3 beta released for testing

November 21st, 2007 | 1 Comment »

[1]Mozilla[/1] has announced the release [2]Firefox[/2] 3.0 Beta 1. Don’t necessarily scrap your existing version of Firefox quite yet, however, as this release is intended for testing purposes so that the developers can get feedback before moving forward with the browser’s development. New features and improvements of this version include improved security, easier use, improved […]

Get the scoop on the SA telecoms sector

November 21st, 2007 | No Comments »

If you are looking for real insight into the South African telecommunications scene then the 2007 MyADSL Broadband Conference at Vodaworld is where you will want to be on November 27. The MyADSL Broadband conference is now an established feature of the annual telecommunications scene and each year proves well worth the time. This year’s […]

KDE 4.0 release candidate is out

November 21st, 2007 | No Comments »

The KDE development team yesterday announced release candidate 1 (KDE 4.0 RC1), codenamed “Calamity”, of the soon-to-be-released KDE 4.0 desktop environment. From the announcement: While the final bits of Plasma, the brand new desktop shell and panel in KDE 4, are falling into place, the KDE community decided to publish the first release candidate for […]

Companies opening to Vista alternatives

November 20th, 2007 | 2 Comments »

Results of a survey released this week, Windows Vista Adoption and Alternatives: A Survey of Technology Professional, found what many open source supporters had long suspected – Vista is driving more companies away from [1]Microsoft[/1] than it is attracting. The goal of the survey, which was sponsored by KACE and carried out by King Research, […]

Network-based free software licence out

November 20th, 2007 | No Comments »

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) this week published the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (GNU AGPLv3). Based on version 3 of the GNU General Public License ([1]GPL[/1]), it has an additional term to allow users who interact with the licensed software over a [2]network[/2] to receive the source for that program. By publishing […]

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