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Nips and tucks for open source

The license covering Linux faces revisions, the Firefox browser gets a makeover, and Gollum points the way to Wikipedia.

Change is in the wind for some prominent open-source software, with a reworking of the license covering Linux and a makeover for the Firefox browser.

Overhauling the Linux license

Rules governing use of free software programs to be revised for the first time in 15 years, beginning Wednesday.
The New York Times
November 30, 2005

Mozilla takes wraps off Firefox 1.5

Open-source browser gets first big makeover since its debut a year ago, promising speedier browsing, swifter updates and better pop-up blocking.
November 29, 2005

Web tool puts new face on Wikipedia

Gollum, a free, open-source "browser," provides a streamlined interface for the popular online encyclopedia.
November 29, 2005

Massachusetts assaults monoculture

perspective Verdasys chief scientist Daniel Geer says Massachusetts' decision to go with OpenDocument Format comes not a moment too soon.
November 29, 2005

blog Claire Giordano, the Sun executive who led Sun's operating system push, is leaving to work for the A9 search engine project.
November 28, 2005

Mass. warms to Microsoft Office standard

After picking OpenDocument as a standard, commonwealth is "optimistic" that standardized Office formats will pass muster.
November 28, 2005

Firefox plans mass marketing drive

There's a "strong likelihood" that Firefox 1.5, the next version of the open-source browser, will be released on Nov. 29.
November 26, 2005

previous coverage

Saving Linux from the lawyers

newsmaker CEO Stuart Cohen talks about OSDL's efforts to head off patent claims against the community-developed operating system.
November 21, 2005

IBM may offer free DB2 database

Big Blue could "potentially offer" a free starter edition of DB2, as part of a strategy to win over developers to its database product.
November 18, 2005

How wikis are changing our view of the world

An oddly named piece of software is fast becoming one of the most powerful tools for individuals, groups and companies to share information.
November 15, 2005