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Microsoft granted patent on XML serialisation and deserialisation
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:46, 27 May 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:46, 27 May 2005
As contributed by Fergal Breen:
Microsoft was granted by the US patent office on Tuesday, for XML serialisation and deserialisation the conversion of a programming object into an XML file and vice versa.
Should someone else want to save a programming object in the form of an XML file, Microsoft can now charge them for the privilege or simply refuse them permission to do it at all in the US.
Although such a patent is less likely to be granted in Europe, which has a less liberal patent system than the US, there are concerns that this could change if the European software patent directive is adopted by the European Parliament. Opponents of this directive, including IrishDev.com, which is due for a final vote in the summer, claim that it will lead to the widespread patenting of software in Europe.
EU has approved funding for FLOSSWorld
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:11, 27 May 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:11, 27 May 2005
As contributed by Fergal Breen
The EU has approved funding for FLOSSWorld, a new project to promote global collaboration relating to Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS).
FLOSSWorld launched earlier this month. It will run for two years and involves 17 partners from 12 EU countries.
Partners will all share 660,000EUR, from the European Union's 6th Framework Research programme.
The project aims to enable research and policy development at a global level and facilitate further collaboration between the EU and developing countries in this area.
'Computer Security Basics' reviewed.
Posted By Ken Guest - 01:59, 23 May 2005
Noirin Plunkett reviews "Computer Security Basics" by Debby Russell and Sr. G.T. Gangemi.
LUG for Wexford town
Posted By Ken Guest - 11:00, 11 May 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:00, 11 May 2005
Mark Neary is looking for linux users in the Wexford town area to set up a small LUG.
Ubuntu launches Launchpad
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 21:59, 3 May 2005
Edited by Niall Walsh - 21:59, 3 May 2005
A rather interesting set of tools have been launched in the Ubuntu space, under the general title of Launchpad, they are Rosetta: a web-based translation portal; Malone: a web-based global bug tracking tool and the Doap Registry: the Description of a Project web service where they catalogue all the open source projects registered in The Launchpad.
China's Biggest Bank Moves To Linux
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 09:35, 3 May 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:35, 3 May 2005
What a roll out 20,000 branches will be using the Turbo Linux. This distribution gets little press in Europe but is very popular in the Asia.
Linux In Industry articles wanted
Posted By Ken Guest - 02:01, 1 May 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 02:01, 1 May 2005
Is Linux used in your workplace? If so and you wouldn't mind having an article about it written for this website then we'd like to hear from you.