More free software and open source good news from Europe

On the line of my latest post about Linagora, a European data researcher recently published the results of a study concluding in that the European Community is saving 450 billion euros per year thanks to Open Source software. In the…

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We love open standards, knowledge and sources

Today I just saw one of the most beautiful examples of what our efforts (as a community of free software, standards, formats and knowledge evangelists) are all leading to. In short, I’m talking about the Wikipedia page in English for…

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Installing Squid on ZFS

The recommended filesystem for Squid on OpenSolaris is ZFS: http://wiki.squid-cache.org/BestOsForSquid It is also recommended to disable the atime property on the filesystem holding the cache, and you may want to avoid using any type of RAID. To achieve this on…

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Reasons to (not) setup swap on GNU/Linux

Disclaimer: this article does not pretend to be a complete picture of using swap on UNIX. Most of the time, recent GNU/Linux distributions insist on creating a swap area. Swap is generally used to temporarily store memory used by running(/sleeping)…

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HOWTO Enable temporary swap file on GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux supports swapping to a file on any filesystem, with reasonable performance impact since kernel 2.4. This might be useful whenever needing a temporary increase in available memory, I’m writing this article with that goal in mind. Create a zero-filled…

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Howto reset network device after swapping disks from one PC to another

I had a problem with a very old Compaq PC not detecting the keyboard anymore. I used the PC as a local server, not a real problem, except that the BIOS didn’t allow the PC to boot when the keyboard…

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The free software activist game – draft

If you are a free software activist like me and want people you expose free software to in conference, large meetings and other gatherings like that (preferably developer-oriented) to understand what the value of free software is, here is a…

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Business model of Open Source

There’s an interesting document from Pentaho about Open Source Business Model. I like the link at the end.

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New developer in Dokeos – Herodoto

Herodoto is joining the Dokeos development team as an independent (and distant) developer today. He will be in charge of integrating the wiki tool, under my coaching. The wiki was previously a separate plugin in Dokeos, so we hope it…

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OpenERP – Studying, contributing and providing services

Following an internal meeting at BeezNest, we decided to officially provide services for OpenERP before the end of the year, through an official partnership with Tiny SPRL, the company behind the product. We found a lot of little bugs and…

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