Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Mon, 2008-06-09 06:15 -- admin

You get the best free software news at FSDaily... because YOU decide what's important. Here are the top 10 FSDaily stories from the last week as voted by the members. Don't like 'em? Think something's missing? Want to know more? Head to FSDaily and get voting!

Top 10 stories:

  1. Countries Line Up Against OOXML as Global Standard --Venezuela became the latest in a string of countries to appeal the approval of Microsoft's Office Open XML file format as an international standard. The format was approved in an international vote after a fast-track process that several participating countries say was flawed. Read more...

  2. KDE 4.1 Beta 1 for Hardy Heron Now Available --You now have the chance to test out KDE 4.1 Beta 1 in Kubuntu and Ubuntu Hardy Heron. To top it off KDE 4 PIM packages that contain applications such as Kontact, KMail, KOrganizer, and Akregator are also included. Read more...

  3. Xen is (Almost) Microsoft --Xen seems to be moving further and further in Microsoft's direction, unsurprisingly. Read more...

  4. Dr. Phatak speaks...and the world learns --Dr. Phatak's anguish and his vigorous defense of IIT Bombay reminds all of us that none of our freedoms were easily won, and that if we do not protect them, they may be easily lost or traded for small money that will cost us dearly in the long run. Read more...

  5. Finally, My open letter on OOXML happenings in India --With reference to the recent happenings in connection with the ISO standardization process of OOXML, actions by or on behalf of Microsoft have caused me deep pain and hurt. Apart from the personal anguish, these actions have tarnished the name of my Institute along with that of several other organizations represented on our committee. Read more...

  6. Fedora Forbids Moonlight --Fedora considers Moonlight to be too much of a risk to Fedora. Read more...

  7. Manage Ogg audio streams with OGMtools --When I make videos, I almost always use Ogg to encode the audio. Storing the audio in Ogg saves space on my machine without sacrificing quality. However, I invariably need to loop, concatenate, or change the audio in some way, which can be difficult. For many of these tasks I turn to the OGMtools suite to make the process easier. Read more...

  8. Bringing Free Software Values Back: Please Welcome Equitable Open Source --A new project in the making will keep track of moochers and fakers on the face of it. Read more...

  9. Do Open Source Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? --We don't yet have robots quite as advanced as Star Wars' C3PO or some of the robots seen in the sci-fi flick Blade Runner, but did you know that there is an open source effort underway to produce them? Well, sort of. RobotCub is a site that houses an open source software repository and many other resources that open source developers are using to advance a humanoid baby robot, dubbed iCub. Read more...

  10. MS (Mark Shuttleworth) Buys Codecs from MS (Microsoft) --The mobile version of Ubuntu appears to be passing money to Microsoft, which has an effect on redistribution rights as well. Read more...

Thanks to lozz, JRepin, komrad, pravi, electronichouse, and bobamarocks for these stories!

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