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Motorola has released the source code of Precise Process Accounting (PPA) for the Linux Kernel to the Open Source community on April 23, 2007, under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. The current release supports the Linux kernel version 2.6.18.6.
For a small business, flexibility and cost are key factors to bear in mind when considering a network threat management solution. Given the cost and inflexibility associated with proprietary vendors, open source solutions may seem like a good option. However, many businesses have tradi...
This article discusses Spring's transaction management facilities and the common use cases in Spring where an external transaction manager is required. A real-world application is used to illustrate the transactional aspects and features. The focus is on leveraging JTA transaction mana...
The Eclipse development environment has become the de facto industry standard environment in which to host embedded development tools. Many of the traditional embedded tools vendors who used to sell their own proprietary development tools and environments have embraced Eclipse and port...
I recently wrapped up an 18-month stint on the business subcomittee of the Wireless Washtenaw Initiaitive, a project to bring wireless broadband to the citizens of Washtenaw County, Michigan. It's part of a growing movement by local government to help citizens participate in today's hi...
A directory service is an application(s) that stores, retrieves, and modifies information about network resources such as network users. The actual data is stored in a database; a database service is an abstract layer on top of the database. The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (L...
Open source owes its success to a large group of people who have a shared set of values about which they feel strongly. Mainstream society probably lacks any real understanding of the things that matter to them in the world of open source. It's ironic that the term came from a fictitio...
There's been a lot of pubic discussion recently about what it means to be open. While the OSI has published the Open Source Definition, which lists 10 attributes of what it means to be 'open source,' commercial entities have emerged that are described as 'hybrid' models. Many companies...