The problem of compatibility between wireless devices is being addressed at an international conference this week. Scientists will be discussing what has been dubbed “Tower of Babel” technology – software that can converge different wireless gadgets into a single device. The aim for Software Defined Radio (SDR) is to be able to translate and understand […]
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Debian is a resolutely non-commercial version of Linux. Nevertheless, Hewlett-Packard will give it a big boost on Monday with the announcement of a plan to provide support for the open-source operating system, CNET News announces.
Green Wifi, a non-profit organisation aiming to bring internet access to schools in developing countries via cheap, solar-powered wi-fi networks, will be starting a full-scale pilot project in Uttar Pradesh, India, at the end of the summer.
The French government has just announced ambitious plans for trying to bridge the digital divide.
New York’s Central Park and other public areas are to have free wireless internet access by the summer.
MIT backs Brazil’s choice of Linux over Microsoft | CNET News.com SAO PAULO, Brazil – MIT’s Media Lab has recommended Brazil install open-source software instead of proprietary software offered by Microsoft on thousands of computers that will be sold to the poor, according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Thursday. “We advocate using high-quality […]
http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2004-07-26-017-26-NW-PB "The city of Barcelona–Spain’s second largest city–recently announced it will be phasing out its current Windows NT infrastructure in favor of open source software, according to IBLNEWS and other prominent Spanish-language news outlets. "Barcelona’s move comes after the German city of Munich took this same path more than a year ago, in a high-profile […]
EU Software Patent Legislation: a real threat for Linux and Open Source Mandrakesoft would like to alert all users and the software community at large about a recent clandestine attack by proprietary interest through covert adoption of EU Software Patent Legislation. In direct contravention of the recent vote by the European Parliament to curtail Software […]