Ulteo Alpha release in the next few days

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I just got an email via the Ulteo newsletter. In case you're not aware, Ulteo is a new Linux distribution (not yet released) which describes itself as:

... the Ulteo project is a mix of different concepts, which are supposed to simplify the use of the computer in everyday life.

It's a project by Gaël Duval, who originally was at the helm of the Mandrake (now Mandriva) project ...

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Stallman speaks out about MS-Novell

I know, I think we're all really bored of hearing this story now, but unless something major happens this is probably the last I'll say of it.

Richard Stallman, leader of the Free Software Foundation has publicly said that the Microsoft-Novell deal doesn't violate the GPLv2, but will be addressing the issue of patent licences for the third version of the GPL.

"What has happened is, Microsoft ...

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Sun Java is now officially GPL

I really wish I hadn't missed this announcement (unfortunately I got side tracked by something else and missed the live webcast), but, nevertheless, Sun has now officially published the J2SE (Java 2 Standard Edition), J2ME (Micro Edition) and the J2EE (Enterprise Edition) under the GNU General Public Licence (version 2).

What this means for those not acquainted with Java is that Linux distributors (and other free software projects) will ...

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