Yesterday, September 10, 2009, the announcement came that [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft[/URL] launched and is funding a new open source organization named [URL="http://www.codeplex.org"]CodePlex Foundation[/URL]. The [URL="http://www.codeplex.org/board-of-directors.aspx"]major players[/URL] in the new organization are from Microsoft, [URL="http://www.novell.com"]Novell[/URL] and [URL="http://www.dotnetnuke.com"]DotNetNuke[/URL]. Does this mean that a brave new Microsoft is beating its proprietary, closed-source swords into open source plowshares? Maybe. Maybe not. Is this new effort a ploy by Microsoft to garner goodwill from the open source community and open our collective heart for a big Redmond hug? Can it be that Microsoft is through saying, "Put up your dukes" and is attempting to preen its Lion's …

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As a beginner java learner, I would be grateful if some people could point out a few open source projects with a high quality code base. Not necceserily aimed at a beginner, I would rather see a professional quality example, and preferabbly the project would use some common tools for java, javadoc, build tools - gradle or maven as I'm going to learn one of these two - and either svn or github for revision control. I hope I'm not asking too much there, but I'll take what I can get! I would like to have a browse through some …

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Hello. I have a source code written in c++. With this source code i should compile it and make with him a pdf viwer that will be embeeded into a webpage. Can anyone help me what program should i use? how can i compile it and embeed the result into a web page?

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Hello. I have compiled a c++ program and i want it to be run into a webpage. I have tried the proc_open() command but it doesnt work. any help or suggestion?

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Hi Everyone, I've been looking for good javascript projects to join. Are there any projects you can advice? I've researched a lot. (with the help of Google. :D) But would also love to get advices from people who have/had worked at an opensource project here. I would also love to hear your experiences. Anyone who'd love to share?

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Hello, Can anyone recommend an [U]light weight[/U] IDE for C development? Preferably open source, but definitely free. (for Windows) It doesn't need to have its own version control - I'm using subversion - a plugin to subversion would be nice but it okay if it doesn't. Currently my colleague is using Borland C++ to develop and compile C code. It looks a little heavy and I'd prefer to use something much simpler. Thanks in advance, Michelle

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Hi all the Ruby Folks! Use your skills for the sake of the OpenSource community, and try out the Ruby OpenSource Challenge. Fix a bug, write a new needed feature or just update the lagging documentation of a pointed Ruby Open Source project, and have a chance of winning some nice prizes. You can register at http://rubyosc.com/, and check out for updates at https://twitter.com/rubyOSC Hope you'll enjoy the event

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A new version (9.0) of [URL="http://www.postgresql.org"]PostgreSQL[/URL] is in beta and ready for public testing. If version 9.0 lives up to its proposed [URL="http://www.postgresql.org/about/featurematrix"]feature list[/URL], then it is serious competition for MySQL. PostgreSQL proponents have long suggested that PostgreSQL has always enjoyed superiority over MySQL. I beg to differ but that may be changing. I tried using PostgreSQL several times over the past few years, beginning with version 6.x. I received it on CD for review. It was OK. Nothing thrilling or special. I did think it was an ambitious project but at the time, I didn't really care much for …

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[ATTACH=left]12481[/ATTACH]The New York Times [URL="http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/11/06/technology/tech-us-france-apple-louvre.html"]reported today[/URL] that Apple has opened its first Apple Store in Paris, underneath the Louvre no less, and just two weeks after Microsoft opened up a [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/22/microsofts-windows-cafe-opens-its-doors-in-paris/"]Windows 7 cafe[/URL] in Paris in another location. The idea of these two companies competing in a retail environment, and especially a Windows-themed cafe, got me thinking about what would happen if three cafes opened each run in the same style of the operating system it was named for. I figure it might look something like this: [B]Windows Cafe[/B] The Windows Cafe is in a bland store front. The furniture …

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Does anybody know of an auto completing search box project? Like google has on their search box - if you type in the letters "ama" it fills in the rest of the word that has in its database that matches those letters, "amazon"? I was just wondering if their are any open source projects like this that I can build into my website? Has anyone ever implemented anything like this?

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Hi guys. I'm trying to find a good open source project written in C (any kind: email, browser, chat program, communications program, music player) to download for the Mac os X preferably for Xcode. I would like to examine these open source programs' source and understand what they do (pick up a few programming tricks from them, learn a few things). Then maybe I can slowly learn to write bigger and bigger programs. That'd be cool My Os is: Mac Os 10.6.4 Snow Leopard Xcode: 3.2.1

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I saw this article yesterday titled, "[URL="http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/20090220/tc_pcworld/studyfederalgovtcansavebillionsinitspending"]Study: Federal Gov't. Can Save Billions in IT Spending[/URL]," and feel compelled to comment. The gist of the article is that by switching to open source software, like Linux and OpenOffice.org, the federal government would save billions of dollars in IT costs. This is one for the "DUH!" category. It is such a "duh" moment for me that I feel like playing "Really" like Seth and Amy do on Saturday Night Live--so I think I will. I read an article that the federal government could save billions in IT spending by using Linux and …

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Hi all, I got a idea! if you have open source project ideas please share them on this thread. There are many tons of open source projects out there in the internet. what here expected is fresher level complex code-bases. :TODO: requests are welcome. so the final year students who needed a project can have a idea what kind of requirements/:TODO: are needed in the opensource world. --Thanks in Advance--

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Hi mates, Firstly I'd like to apologize if the forum is wrong but I can't find the forum for my topic. I'm a software engineering student from Turkey and I'm trying to lead my career as best I could. A software engineer should have knowledge of any technology, C, C++, Java, C#, Linux, Windows etc. But a human can't be a real professional at all of them. They are technology oceans continuously grow... For a software engineering student who wants to work firstly in Australia or Canada, after if they can't happen Usa or Europe what would you suggest, trying …

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I've read lots of definitions of it, but I don't quite understand it. Let's say that I create new software that uses my own code and modified code from open source code that is licensed under the MIT License. When I sell my software, do I need to provide all of my source code? Or simply put the MIT License text inside a text file and add it to the package? Your help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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In a recent [URL="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/05/clay-shirky-internet-television-newspapers"]interview[/URL] with The Guardian, [I][URL="http://www.amazon.com/Cognitive-Surplus-Creativity-Generosity-Connected/dp/1594202532"]Cognitive Surplus[/URL][/I] author, professor and thinker [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Shirky"]Clay Shirky[/URL] talked about the transformative power of social media to put the power to produce content in the hands of every individual. While he acknowledged that sometimes this power produced what is essentially trash, that didn't matter because for every bit of trash was a group of people coming together to help solve a problem, whether that's simply answering a query on Facebook or Twitter or producing a program to help automatically sort and categorize blog comments. This got me thinking that this social largesse was …

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There's big news in the software patent front from none other than The U.S. Supreme Court. In the case of [URL="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=167db2c8-5a72-4f52-8c22-6ae54ff16062"]Bilski vs. Kappos[/URL], handed down yesterday, is a major blow to the anti-patent movement, specifically the [I]no software patent[/I] groups. [INDENT]Florian Mueller, founder of the anti-software patents movement (NoSoftwarePatents) in Europe, provides the following commentary on the subject: Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in re Bilski was unfortunately a clear victory for those favoring an expansive patent system and the inflation that it entails. The two "inventors", Bernard L. Bilski and Rand Warsaw, saw their patent application thrown out, and that …

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This Memorial Day weekend reminds us all of those who sacrificed their lives for freedom and to protect a way of life that is based on freedom. While considering the brave men and women who stood up for what is right over the past 250 years, it made me realize a similar thing about Linux. No one has given his life for Linux but certainly there have been sacrifices. But, like their armed soldier counterparts, it isn't about the sacrifice, it's the freedom you big dummy. We have the freedom to choose the operating system we use on our computers. …

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I read a [URL="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/open-source-innovation-the-cutting-edge-582"]story[/URL] this morning over at [URL="http://www.infoworld.com"]Infoworld.com[/URL] that shocked me a bit. Neil McAllister discusses how proprietary software companies, like [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft[/URL], criticize open source projects by saying that, "They don't innovate, they copy." Is that really the consensus for an entire software realm that brought us the [URL="http://www.w3.org"]world wide web[/URL], TCP/IP, [URL="http://www.sendmail.org"]sendmail[/URL], DNS, DHCP, [URL="http://www.perl.org"]Perl[/URL], [URL="http://www.php.net"]PHP[/URL], [URL="http://www.apache.org"]Apache[/URL], HTML and basically everything else that we use on the Internet today? Is that really the stance they want to take? Neil also gives us seven major open source projects that are not knockoffs of Microsoft's knockoffs. But, instead of focusing …

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It looks like [URL="http://www.yahoo.com"]Yahoo[/URL] has reinstated the [URL="http://news.yahoo.com/technology"]Linux/Open Source[/URL] link on their Tech News page. Perhaps it was just a fat-fingered mistake or an accident of some sort that the link was removed from the main link bar but it certainly raised my hackles. And, frankly, my hackles don't need raising over something like this. But, they've put it back in a different location (not a big deal) but at least they've put it back. And, for those of you who either believe that it never left or that my eyesight is somehow to blame, I have screen shots for …

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OK, I'm not sure what's going on in the minds of the geniuses over at Yahoo but just today they removed the Linux/Open Source link under News/Tech is gone. Its replacement? Social Media. Thanks Yahoo. That's really clever. NOT! In the realm of things dumb, that takes second place right under iPad early adopters. But that's OK. We still have [URL="http://lxer.com"]lxer.com[/URL], [URL="http://linuxtoday.com"]linuxtoday.com[/URL] and [URL="http://lwn.net"]lwn.net[/URL] where we can get our news. Thanks Yahoo, you helped us. Yes, helped us. You've helped those who're looking for legitimate Linux/Open Source news and not just your rollups of other site's articles and postings. But, …

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Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse in the world of software patents, a reliable source sent me this response from Steve Jobs about a patent pool that's forming and aiming to nail the open source codecs projects. It's enough to make the weak at heart go weak in the knees and stop working on open source projects. Here is Steve Jobs' response to the letter from Hugo Roy: [QUOTE]From: Steve Jobs To: Hugo Roy Subject: Re: Open letter to Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 06:21:17 -0700 All video codecs are covered by …

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Ok I have been looking for this for a while it is the ultimate list of repositories for the Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake distro. It will give you so many program choices you wont know what to do. simply goto your terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list (I chose gedit for this because im assuming it is the easiest for people try kate for kde, also nano,vi, and emacs should work) and then add this to the file # Treviño’s Ubuntu Dapper Sources list # http://italy.copybase.ch/blog/?page_id=13 # # Based on source-o-matic (http://www.ubuntulinux.nl/source-o-matic) list # Added extra repository # # If …

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What the heck is happening in Redmond? Is Microsoft really giving away antivirus software? Yes, friends, it appears that they [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/"]are[/URL]. Come on Microsoft, we really want to hate you. I've carried this Microsoft voodoo doll* around with me for years--stabbing it every time I have to pay money for one of your products on a new laptop or desktop computer. I cringe when I see "Vista Ready." And, I almost hurl penguin when I have to activate my software. So, somebody please pinch me, wake me up, take the needle out of my arm and tell me it's all …

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In its ongoing effort to become the coolest city in the U.S., the mayor of Portland, Oregon, is going to attempt [URL="http://portlandoregon.gov/auditor/index.cfm?c=50265&a=264719"]tomorrow night[/URL] to make it an "open source city," making its data as open as possible while respecting privacy, and buying open source applications when possible. If passed by the City Council, Mayor Sam Adams' proposal will have the following steps: "a. Enter into agreements with our regional partners to publish and maintain public datasets that are open and freely available while respecting privacy and security concerns as identified by the City Attorney; b. Develop a strategy to adopt …

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Microsoft announced a new organization this week called [URL="http://www.codeplex.org/index.aspx"]CodePlex[/URL], which according to its web site, is "a non-profit foundation formed with the mission of enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities." Now, you don't normally see Microsoft and Open Source in the same breath without raising a hair of suspicion (and in some cases howling laughter). In fact, my colleague Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, who has been writing about Linux and Open Source for many years, wrote in his [URL="http://blogs.computerworld.com/14716/if_microsoft_really_wants_to_be_friends_with_linux"]Cyber Cynic column[/URL] yesterday, he finds Microsoft's motives in this project dubious to say the …

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Today I'm pondering if the current open source model is still valid or if it's outdated. Do we need licensing for open source software? Do we need the GPL, LGPL, APL and all the [URL="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical"]other licenses[/URL] that plague...er, [I]grace[/I] us? If your software is free and open source, why bother with a license at all? The software writer owns the copyright so why put users or potential users through the paces of licensing? What exactly is to be gained by creating and enforcing a license for this kind of software? Currently, there are 64 active licenses listed on the [URL="http://www.opensource.org"]Open …

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This coming Monday, May 11th, marks the start of the first annual [URL="http://news.opensuse.org/2009/05/07/get-ready-for-opensuse-community-week/"]openSUSE Community Week[/URL], an event conceived of by openSUSE community members to help mentor folks who want to get involved with the openSUSE open source Linux project, but don't know how to get started. The virtual conference will be conducted almost entirely in IRC and runs from May 11th through the 17th. I asked Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, the openSUSE Community Manager (whom I interviewed in [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3677.html"]Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Discusses openSUSE 11.1[/URL]) how it came together and what the virtual event entails. [B]RM[/B]: Describe the openSUSE Community Week concept. …

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Looks like Google could be in deep water, along with the Open Handset Alliance and some 40 or so companies, over an apparent trademark infringement. Now you might think that there had been some pretty heavyweight due diligence before Google and the OHA determined to call the open source mobile phone operating system. And indeed, it would seem that Google had indeed made all the right noises to the US Patent and Trademark Office but unfortunately the PTO refused the trademark application after it determined the mark had been granted to a software development outfit by the name of Android …

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Just as the excitement started to hot up, first with the news that the controversial and increasingly popular legal free streaming music service Spotify was to open up with the release of a third party developer API, and then with the actual announcement of the availability of [URL="http://developer.spotify.com/en/libspotify/overview/"]Libspotify[/URL] itself, so the reality of the situation pours cold water upon it. What the heck am I talking about? Well, Spotify is perfectly poised to cash in on the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4215.html"]potential gap[/URL] that might open up in the online music market as first Apple, and now Amazon, introduce 'variable rate' pricing for downloads. …

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